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Category Archives: Safety

Jason’s Law – H.R. 2156

May
10,
2009
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Truth About Trucking “LIVE”, internet talk radio program, will be discussing Bill H.R. 2156, best known as Jason’s Law, on Sunday, May 17th, 2009 at 4 PM Eastern Standard Time. Show Description: Jason’s Law, otherwise known as Bill H.R. 2156, … Continue reading

Concealed Weapon Permit and the CDL Truck Driver

May
8,
2009
4

With the safety of truck drivers making recent headlines, are Constitutional Rights being violated by not allowing professional CDL truck drivers to carry a firearm in the truck with them?  Even with a concealed weapon permit, honored by most states, … Continue reading

Safety Advocates Oppose Raising Truck Weight Limits

May
6,
2009
2

Efforts to raise tractor trailer weight limits from 80,000 lbs. to 97,000 lbs. is causing an uproar by safety advocates who believe the higher weight limit will create major safety issues for the general driving public.  Calling it a “public … Continue reading

Truck Driver Cited for Carrying Weapon in Truck

May
3,
2009
4

From DefensiveCarry.com A truck driver was cited for carrying a concealed weapon in his truck during a weigh scale inspection in Tennessee.  As per the post: THP Conducts Roadside Inspection in Haywood County | TN.gov Newsroom THP Conducts Roadside Inspection … Continue reading

Is NAFTA Working or Not?

May
2,
2009
5

With lost U. S. jobs estimated as high as 25 million and companies and corporations moving to Mexico and Canada, is NAFTA working as it was promised to do so?  When President George W. Bush signed the NAFTA agreement on … Continue reading

Virginia Rest Area Closings – More to the Story?

Apr
26,
2009
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It has come to my attention that a driving force behind Virginia’s goal to close the rest areas could actually have something to do with the plans of building a railroad transportation yard on U.S. Route 11 in Elliston, VA.  … Continue reading

CDL Drivers and the Gun Permit

Apr
22,
2009
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Questions and answers still swirl around all over the place concerning trucking and the CDL driver who carries a gun permit.  One of the most asked questions is “Which states will honor my concealed weapon permit?” Here is a PDF … Continue reading

Attention Drivers: Truck Stop Death- Seeking “Person of Interest”

Apr
19,
2009
1

The death of Dale Lynn Anderson, 47, is being treated as a “suspicious death” by Branford and state police. Police said, his body was found Friday morning, 4/17/09, in an empty Allied Van Lines moving truck at the TA Travel … Continue reading

Family of Murdered Truck Driver Seeks Safety Bill

Apr
18,
2009
4

Truck Driver Jason Rivenburg was murdered while resting at an abandoned South Carolina gas station March 5th, 2009. Jason chose the abandoned lot because of the shortage of safe truck parking, which has been an issue for drivers for  many … Continue reading

VDOT Official Addresses Truck Drivers Concerns

Apr
16,
2009
6

Jeffrey Caldwell, Chief of Communitions for VDOT, gave an hour of his time this evening on Truth About Trucking “LIVE” talk radio, to discuss the situation in the State of Virginia, concerning the closings of 25 of the 41 rest … Continue reading

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