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” Get Jasons Law to Gats” You Can Help


For the last few days there’s been a drive to try to assist  Hope Rivenburg and  family of slain trucker, Jason Rivenburg, to attend GATS!

The family plans on attending GATS in order to ensure that the Bill HR 2156 ( Jasons Law) is passed. They want to reach out to as many drivers as possible so they  understand the importance of supporting “Jason’s Law” which will be  part of a pilot program, expanding the amount of  safe parking, therefore reducing the risk of another family experiencing the tragic loss that they have had to endure.

Shortly after the first post was written TG Graff of immediatley responded by offering his booth to Hope and family. He has since then started a donation drive, ” Get Jasons Law to Gats” encouraging truckers from all over to donate$5.00 to the fund.  It wasn’t long after that, others started to follow.   Power is in numbers and we all need to help  assuring that Jason’s family can attend GATS and represent the Bill which was started in his name.

Today TJ left a comment on the original blog post. This is what he wrote:


I just wanted to thank everyone that has donated so far to the “Get Jason’s Law to
GATS” fund. As of this posting we have collected $510 … and hopefully more to
come. is also donating the cost to provide carpeting, table, and chairs
for the booth at GATS for Jason’s Law.

Won’t you please be part of this worthy cause?

Here is a chance to get up and do something that can make a difference to YOUR

If we had 500 folks just simply give $5.00 (the cost of 2 Starbuck’s coffees) we
would have Hope and her organization in Dallas.

How about it?

TJ Graff
Dir of Sales and Marketing

Just a few more days remaining friends. We need approximately $2500.00 more  for Hope Rivenburg and her family to be  able to attend the Great American Truck Show so they can ” Get Jasons Law to Gats” We ask you to donate just a dollar or two…..that’s all.


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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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