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Jason’s Law Update with Congressman Paul Tonko

Congressman Paul Tonko

Congressman Paul Tonko

Congressman Paul Tonko was our guest on Truth About Trucking “LIVE” , Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 to give an update on the process towards more safe and secure parking areas for the nation’s truck drivers.

Known as Bill H. R. 1803, Congressman Tonko recently announced the re-introduction of the bill, more commonly known as Jason’s Law,  in Washington, D.C. on May 11th, 2011.

Named after truck driver, Jason Rivenburg, we were also joined by his widow, Hope Rivenburg, who shared her continued works and efforts on this important issue.

Hope Rivenburg

Hope Rivenburg

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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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One Response to Jason’s Law Update with Congressman Paul Tonko. - Post a Comment

  1. Dea Robertson

    Safe and effective parking is probably the most important issue in our trucking industry and for our own humanity. Can you imagine a place to get off the road and really rest? Imagine a place, (it doesn’t have to be a traditional truck stop), that is comfortable enough to sleep and/or rest. It sounds like home. Doesn’t it? I wonder why the government is trying to shorten our precious working hours when they cannot even make us feel at home on the road. What are they worried about anyway?

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