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Jason’s Law Remains one of Trucking’s Most Important Issues

Jan
19,
2010
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Rest Area ClosedNever in my life have I seen so much interest from trucking and non-trucking individuals, companies and organizations focusing on issues concerning the overall state of the U. S. ground transportation industry, than what I’m seeing at present.  As the largest sector of industry in the world, it is no wonder.  Never before has the saying ever been more true:  “Without Trucks … America Stops!”

At nearly every turn, there seems to be an issue facing the trucking industry today that will certainly determine the future of this massive industry that employs hundreds of millions of American workers.  I was recently asked my opinion on what I considered to be the top issues facing the trucking industry in 2010.   After a little thought, I came up with my 2010 Top Trucking Issues list:

  • Economy
  • Government Regulations
  • Fuel Cost
  • Highway Infrastructure
  • Hours of Service
  • Environmental issues
  • Truck Size and Weight
  • Border Opening

I’m sure I could come up with a few more if I set my mind to it.  With so many issues facing the industry and the compounded uncertainty of the economy, it is easy to forget an important issue here and there . . . one which must not be ignored or forgotten is the serious factor that remains among our nation’s drivers:  the need for establishing safe and secure parking for America’s truck drivers.

Jason’s Law, Bill H. R. 2156,  will do just that.  A petition is defined as:   “A formal written document requesting a right or benefit from a person or group in authority.”

A signed petition shows those in authority that the specific request is needed, wanted and supported by all those who have affixed their signatures to the document.  Those signatures are the telling signs that there is “power” behind the proposed cause. Because the more signatures received only adds to the just cause of the requested right or benefit, we need to continue showing our support for Jason’s Law by continuing the petition signing.

At present, 8,978 signatures of support have been received.   Tell your friends . . . spread the word . . . keep the support coming.   It will only further add to the showing of support by “We the People” to those who have the authority to make it happen.

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”

Patrick Henry

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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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