advocacy

‘Truckers for Humanity’ hosting live-streamed concert, benefit event Saturday

On the Truckers for Humanity Facebook page the evening of October 21, six trucker/singer-songwriters will perform live to benefit TruckersFinalMile.org.

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No. 9 with the Bossman: Guilty by Association show wraps in Missouri

The ninth Guilty by Association Truck Show is in the books, and if 'Bossman' Bryan Martin and 4 State Trucks crew keep breaking records, this show is going to spill over from Missouri on into Oklahoma. Rat rods, custom showpieces, 500-plus working trucks, the Special Olympics convoy and more.

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ELD mandate protest efforts set to stage October 3

Podcast: Two unaffiliated groups -- Tony Justice and company's ELD or Me, and the Texas-headquartered Operation Black and Blue -- share details for ELD mandate protests coalescing around a beginning date of October 3.

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Giving a little trucker love back to Texas

Chronicling a haul of donated hay to Southeastern Texas in the wake of Hurrican Harvey, under the power of driver Jerry Novak's Ohio-based rig: "This isn't just the way Americans are supposed to act, it's the way human beings are supposed to act, and it's uplifting and humbling to do a story about it."

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Communication breakdown

On anti-ELD messaging: "How about instead of telling people trucks are dangerous, tell them they may not enjoy the quickness of Amazon Prime overnight service. ... I can assure you, in this day and age, that is just as terrifying to modern day humans as the moon being eaten was to the cavemen."

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Why Mike can’t have nice things (like my vote)

"I spend every Monday morning writing letters to my representatives in DC, and I spend about the same amount of time calling their offices, leaving messages and talking to staff. I realize that's not nearly as cool as making a bold, public statement about 'being done with writing letters'..."

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Amid driver shootings, SBTC group promotes Sept. 5 as ‘Day without a trucker’

The group's head, James Lamb, notes 400 or more truckers have committed to participating in a D.C. parade, and others plan to shut down in solidarity. Lamb himself remains under an FTC suit against two businesses for deceptive marketing practices, to which he's countersued.

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Representative Babin gets it

"Since we have the golden unicorn of a Representative in Texas who has really been inside a truck, used one to make a living, and knows what the HOS is, we should definitely make an effort to let him know how very much we appreciate him." Support his bill by calling your own rep, Wendy urges.

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Why language is important

Wendy on Congressional move to institute lifetime CDL ban for human traffickers: "Language matters, especially when crafting laws. You see, laws are a lot like lies, the more specific and convoluted you make them the easier it is for them to be picked apart."

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ASECTT group presses ahead on CSA, safety rating reform and other issues

In addition to its chief concern over reliance on CSA SMS scores in safety assessment, ASECTT now turns attention to reform of the safety-audit system and federal preemption of state wage/hour laws and independent contractor classification, among other issues.

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