advocacy

Owner-operator Scott Reed, Rich Wilson and legislative influence on hours and ELDs

Owner-operator Scott Reed and TCRG Consulting's Richard Wilson stepped into the office of Ohio rep. Jim Jordan a week and a half ago to deliver a message on hours and ELDs. The main takeaway? Truckers need more flexibility.

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‘Queen of the road’ finalists named

The Real Women in Trucking group's first-annual "Queen of the Road" awards program announced ten finalists.

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PaleRider Vlog hits 100 episodes

Keith “PaleRider” Lawson isn't new to the trucking scene. A 20-plus-year veteran of the industry, PaleRider knows a little bit about driving, and he's sharing the knowledge that comes with experience on his PaleRiderTV YouTube channel.

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Truckers Against Trafficking efforts continue in expansion mode

TAT's anti-trafficking outreach effort to truckers inks a partnership with a hotline across the Southern border in Mexico, likewise bears fruit in partnerships with law enforcement agencies in the Midwest.

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Push back

Wendy on the importance of individual advocacy efforts: "I hear so many people say, 'You can't change things, no one listens, I'm just going to complain on Facebook and waste valuable time I could be calling my Representative with and eat worms.'" ...

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Turning the worm on parking

Advocates stress the need for greater driver communication with state/local Metropolitan Planning Organizations on the need for better truck parking -- and AsktheTrucker.com offers an MPO directory online to help facilitate communication.

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Dear Governor [insert appropriate name] …

During the changeover in administrations for elected offices won in November, making your voice heard is incredibly important, and it's valuable for the incoming officials to hear it.

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‘Brothers of the highway’ auction nets near $10K

The collaborative "Brothers of the Highway Christmas Auction" to benefit TruckersFinalMile.org wrapped up Wednesday last week. Launched by four trucker-songwriters, with around 90 percent of all pledged donations in, the auction has raised about $9,500 for the nonprofit.

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‘Be prepared to stop’: Documentary on need for U.S. infrastructure investment centers on trucking

On Nov. 10, the "Be prepared to stop" documentary film about deteriorating interstate highways and the truckers who spent large portions of their lives on them will be unveiled in St. Paul, Minn. Find details about the film, and how to attend the screening, here.

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An ‘honor and a privilege’ –Terry Fish on what it means to drive the ‘Optimus Prime’ of breast cancer awareness

'Optimus Prime' of breast cancer

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