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Category Archives: Truck Stops

How to Stay Safe at Truck Stops

Dec
13,
2010
2

By Jim McCormack Driving a truck as a profession can be fraught with peril, and many times it comes in the form of accidents caused by fatigue or poor preparation.  Even the most seasoned of drivers can fall prey to … Continue reading

Press Conference for New York State Rest Area Closing

Nov
16,
2010
3

A press conference has been scheduled by NY state Senator James Seward for Wednesday November 17th at 10 AM at the Worcester Rest Area: Located on I-88 between exits 18 and 19 (Ostego County) in order to discuss the seriousness … Continue reading

Attracting Qualified Truck Drivers for Trucking Industry

Nov
15,
2010
1

The trucking industry is changing and that means for the drivers as well.  With a higher standard reaching out across the industry through the CSA, certain trucking companies are finding themselves in a much different position than ever before.  No … Continue reading

Truck Stop Tiger Video Not Seen on CNN

Nov
13,
2010
19

The recent CNN report on Tony the truck stop Tiger which aired on November, 12th, 2010 on the program, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, allowed comments from Michael Sandlin, owner of the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, Louisianna which were … Continue reading

Tony “The Truck Stop” Tiger Revisited

Oct
28,
2010
35

I recently had the opportunity to visit the famous Tony the Tiger, the 10 year old Siberian/Bengal tiger at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana.  Having last seen him about six years ago, I was curious to observe … Continue reading

Link between Human Trafficking, CDL Training, and Jason’s Law

Oct
5,
2010
2

by Donna Smith Recently the awareness for human trafficking within truck stops has been a serious topic of discussion, and truckers are being educated and made aware in order to help combat the problem. The human trafficking industry is a … Continue reading

The Crusade for Jason’s Law and Safe Truck Parking Continues

Sep
28,
2010
2

“More Safe Truck Parking” is what you will be hearing on Wednesday Sept 29th, the 3rd National Call in Day for the support of Jason’s Law in both the House as HR 2156 and Senate as  S971 Wednesday,  supporters of … Continue reading

Congressional Bills Aimed at Human Trafficking

Sep
24,
2010
0

A bill that would grant funds to state and local initiatives that would combat human trafficking and support survivors of trafficking was introduced to the Senate on December 22nd, 2009.  The senate bill, S. 2925 was reported by the Committee … Continue reading

Truckers Optimistic for Jasons Law bill through Senate Committee

Sep
21,
2010
1

Today we spoke again with the office of ranking minority member James Inhofe of the Environment and Public Works Committee. This has been where S971 has been for over a year, since first presented by NY Senator Charles Schumer, waiting … Continue reading

Truck Drivers More Aware of Human Trafficking Crisis

Sep
19,
2010
0

With the endless work of such organizations as the Chapter 61 Ministries and Truckers Against Trafficking, truck drivers are becoming more aware and alert about the human trafficking crisis in America.  As related in our previous post, One Phone Call … Continue reading

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