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The Denham Amendment, a Subject Critical to Truckers and Their Families

UPDATE!!  The vote on this, and other amendments to the Surface Transportation Bill have been moved back to the 4th of December.  This gives us all additional time to get the word out to make those calls in to your state representatives to tell them  Vote NO on the Denham Amendment to the transportation bill.  1,222 more words


Fire Fighting Equipment and Truck Manufacturing

In trucking, every day carries a different outcome, some expected, and some completely unexpected. Over the years, there have been an untold number of incidents where tractor trailer rigs have caught fire, and the result is almost always catastrophic, with the complete loss of the truck itself, and /or the trailer and it’s contents, and sometimes, regrettably, the loss of the person or persons sleeping inside who may not have had any idea that a fire was taking place, or finding out, when it was too late, to escape. 613 more words


Michael Beoglin, The Need For Michael's Law, and a Pushback From an Unexpected Source

In June of 2014, a young truck driver was delivering a load to the west side fo Detroit, Michigan. When he arrived at the receiver, he was turned away because the company was preparing to shut down for the night, and they would not allow trucks to park on their property, where they would be safe with security on hand, so this young driver did what he had to, to find a place to spend the night. 880 more words


FMCSA Scott Darling Says ELD Rule In Final Stages Of Approval

Here’s a video on ELD’s

PHILADELPHIA. Scott Darling, acting administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), said the agency’s long awaited final rule mandating electronic logging devices (ELDs) for the trucking industry should be “out in the next several months” as it is in the “final stages” of approval at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

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Justice Finally Being Served for Truckers Abanonded After Arrow Shut Down

Finally, 6 years after Arrow suddenly shut it’s doors, without warning to their drivers, justice has been put forth against  former Arrow Trucking Co. CEO James Douglas “Doug” Pielsticker, for attempting to commit tax fraud, and tax evasion.  656 more words

Safe Truck Parking. Where Do We Stand Now?

On March 5th 2009, truck driver Jason Rivenburg was shot and killed in his truck, at an abandoned gas station, for lack of a place to park at nearby truck stops, and for all of $7.00 that he had left.   1,090 more words