Never 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:
- 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.”
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