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FMCSA controversy and the flip flop dilemma

Apr
4,
2019
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is an agency in the United States Department of Transportation that regulates the U.S. trucking industry and is  the lead government agency responsible for regulating and providing safety oversight of commercial motor vehicles … Continue reading

In spite of losing in Courts and Congress FMCSA grants ATA petition

Feb
12,
2019
1

After years of losing in courts and losing in Congress, on September 24th, the ATA made a last attempt to petition the FMCSA to preempt the California labor laws applying federal Hours of Service regulations. On December 21st, the FMCSA … Continue reading

Divide and Conquer as ATA reaches out to Independent drivers

Nov
1,
2018
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Is a new Independent Trucker program about to be unveiled by the ATA ?  According to American Trucking Association President Chris Spear, the ATA will be announcing the formation of the Independent Contractor Ambassadors Program, a program which appears to … Continue reading

Only 2 Days Left to Comment on ATA Petition against truckers

Oct
27,
2018
2

Only 2 Days Left to Comment on ATA Meal and Rest Break Petition against truckers. A Guide- Facts to Make Comments to ATA Meal and Rest Break Preemption Petition to FMCSA  Drivers, we have been informed by TruckerNation.org  that the … Continue reading

Denham Amendment defeated in FAA bill BUT it’s not over- ATA sends petition to FMCSA

Sep
29,
2018
3

Denham Amendment defeated in FAA bill but it’s not over- ATA sends petition to DOT Petition from American Trucking Associations sent to FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez on Sept. 24, 2018, regarding meal and rest break requirements. Docket ID: FMCSA-2018-030  Make … Continue reading

Deadlines approach for 2 major trucker issues

Sep
12,
2018
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Deadlines approach for 2 major trucker issues 1) Advanced Noticed of Proposed Rulemaking for HOS 2) The Denham Amendment in the FAA Reauthorization bill If you ask truckers what is your focus right now and what are your priorities to … Continue reading

The big connection: driver shortage, ELD’s, and trucker wages

Jul
22,
2018
5

I’m  tired of hearing the term  “driver shortage”! I’ve been listening to this now for 3 decades or more and frankly, myself and just about every other veteran driver, knows that the driver shortage has been just a way to … Continue reading

House bill offers truckers long sought exemption and relief from ELD mandate

May
29,
2018
1

ELD exemption in House bill 5948- The Small Carrier Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act of 2018 – could be the ELD relief truckers have been seeking Truck drivers are in the midst of 2 of the most heated and pivotal … Continue reading

The War on Truckers, States’ Rights, and American wages

May
17,
2018
1

The war on Truckers, States’ rights, and American wages. The Federal Authority Provision Preempting States’ Rights to Control Wages is Wrong. Today it’s TRUCKERS, tomorrow it could be YOU! The American Trucking Association (ATA) has lobbied furiously to create Federal … Continue reading

Drivers unite as two year battle against truckers reaches Senate

May
15,
2018
1

Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States rules that the Federal Government has no right to tell states they can’t engage in sports betting. States have rights. The ATA however has lobbied hard for the Denham and Fischer amendments … Continue reading

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