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Just When I think the ATA might be Helping Trucking – They go and do this
The American Trucking Associations Board of Directors today called on policymakers to respect contracts between carriers and shippers and abandon proposals to interfere in those arrangements. Specifically, the Board voted to oppose efforts at regulating detention time – the time … Continue reading
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Attention Truckers – Contact Congress to Support Defazio’s Detention Bill
Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced a bill, H.R. 756, in the House of Representatives to address the problem of excessive wait times for trucks at shipping and receiving facilities. Otherwise known as “detention time,” this is an issue truckers have continually … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry Tagged attention truckers, Bill, Co Sponsors, dear colleague, Detention, Detention Time, donating their time, federal motor carrier, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, FMCSA, highway safety, Hours-of-Service, issue, Maximum Numbers, members of the house of representatives, motor carrier safety, motor carrier safety administration, pervasive problem, peter defazio, shippers, study, Todd Spencer, TOGETHER, Wait Times, wastes resources 3 Comments
ATA Responds to Fallacious Claims About Safety in the Trucking Industry
American Trucking Associations (ATA) President Bill Graves issued the following statement responding to fallacious claims about the safety of the trucking industry: “For years we’ve seen a number of organizations proselytize about the dangers posed by the trucking industry. These … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry Tagged American Trucking Associations, Bill Graves, concerned citizens, Crash Rates, Economic Recovery, fatality, Grief, highway safety, highways, hostage, Hours-of-Service, injury crashes, Point Safety, President Bill, Railroad Industry, safety agenda, safety groups, shippers, trucking industry, trucking safety Leave a comment
Diversity Suppliers and Women In Trucking by Ellen Voie
About a year ago, we received a phone call from a construction company at the Women In Trucking headquarters. The (male) caller asked if we had any trucks available. I explained that we were a nonprofit association with no assets … Continue reading
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Time to Explain the Myths about SETA – Heavier Weight for Tractor Trailers
This is beginning to really make me mad. These fools that are pushing the government to allow states to “raise” the legal weight limits for tractor-trailers – actually believe it will be safer and more fuel efficient. There is no-way … Continue reading
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Bill Introduced Today For Detention Time for Truckers
WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Representative Peter DeFazio (OR-4) responded to the concerns of independent truck drivers by introducing legislation to protect drivers and improve the productivity and safety of moving goods by truck. H.R. 756 directs the U.S. Department of Transportation … Continue reading
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