Jason’s Law call-in set for June 23

| June 16, 2011

A national call-in day for Jason’s Law has been scheduled for June 23 to focus attention on the shortage of truck parking.

Hope Rivenburg, widow of Jason Rivenburg who was slain in March 2009 while parked in an abandoned gas station waiting to make a delivery, requested truckers call their representatives to demand more parking facilities nationwide. For a list of congressmen, call the Washington switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or (800) 962-3524 or go to www.house.gov.

Legislative efforts to address the problem are continuing. On June 13, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) reintroduced his bill (S1187) regarding long-term parking for commercial vehicles. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is a co-sponsor to the bill, which was referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

In May, U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) reintroduced his Jason’s Law bill (HR 1803). His bill would provide $20 million a year for five years in existing funds for grants to increase the number of safe truck parking spots. The bill has 14 co-sponsors.

  • lawrence lamson

    y this situation took so dang long 2 surface?i know y there no voice out there for truckers.we r greatly outnumbered by anti trucker lawyers and organizations…WE NEED DESPRITE HELP!everyone needs a truck n driver so bad but when they get us out there its like a signature to the devils contract.this situation is the reason truck driver is forced to drive extra hours in hopes for a parking spot r lose log book hours 2 b the early worm.and when WE do get one its often a dangerous spot for robberies prostitution,and someone loitering 2 push sum “hot”goods on u.another problem is these truck stops selling the most greasiest and unhealthy foods on us.when will someone stiffing up the regulations for resturunts in truck stops.now t/a and petro is doing a decent job but since piolet took over flying j they have ruined the food quality that flying j’s cookery as served and letting denny’s come in.denny’s is ok but the taste quality of their food has fast food written all over it as well as calories count.truckers need more than a place to park…we need decent food(not deep fried under the heat lamp r throw n the microwave n stored under heat)simply a way to live a decent life at home away from home and help encourage us 2 eat healthy

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