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Family of Murdered Truck Driver Seeks Safety Bill


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 years.

Jason  left behind his pregnant wife who gave birth to twins shortly after his death, and a 2 year old son. Now, his widow, Hope Rivenburg, and family have been meeting with legislators and gathering signatures to support government action to protect truckers and their families from a similar ordeal.
Dubbed “Jason’s Law,” the bill is expected to be submitted by Congressman Paul Tonko ( D-NY) to the house floor in the coming weeks.

The bill would implement a pilot program to address the shortage of long-term parking for commercial vehicles.  Family members have begun a website to help update supporters at:

Please visit their website and sign the petition.  You can also download and fill out the legislative survey and email back to the family members to help bring this bill to law.

Be sure to read more about Jason’s Law

Truckers NEED access to safe and secure parking.


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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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4 Responses to Family of Murdered Truck Driver Seeks Safety Bill. - Post a Comment

  1. This is an important issue…truck parking. And it extremely saddens me that it takes the loss of an individual…someone’s son, husband, father…to generate the necessary attention to address this serious issue.

    The Rivenburg family remains in our prayers, and I am hopeful this action will achieve it’s intended purpose.

    Safe Trails and God Bless,

  2. […] families of Murdered Truck Driver Jason Rivenburg are continuing their campaign for “Jason’s Law”, H.R.2156, which will implement a pilot program to address shortages in safe parking for commercial […]

  3. […] Rivenburg, the young widow of murdered trucker Jason Rivenburg, vowed to change the perils of the  truck parking shortage by standing up and fighting for legislation, allowing more safe truck […]

  4. […] Rivenburg, the young widow of murdered trucker Jason Rivenburg, vowed to change the perils of the truck parking shortage by standing up and fighting for legislation, allowing for more safe truck […]

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