advocacy

Livin’ on potato time

"You could put 40 clocks and 25 cameras inside of every single commercial vehicle on the road, and those items would not prevent accidents." More on the push for so-called "safety" devices from on high ...

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Letter to Trump: Parking, 14-hour rule, congestion ever more urgent issues with ELDs

Reader Clifford "Chappy" Petersen's open letter to Donald Trump ranges through his views on a variety of issues -- from parking and congestion to driver pay and more -- that he says are set to be further exacerbated by the ELD mandate.

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Trucking groups take ELD fight directly to DOT boss

With time waning on the issue, OOIDA still hopes to convince the courts or regulators to kill the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate before the Dec. 18 deadline for compliance. One of its most recent tactics has sparked a competition for the attention of the head of the DOT herself, Secretary Elaine Chao.

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Notes on not choosing from the list of losers

"There's some 'splainin' to do, Lucy, about why the guys who leave MRI machines in people are being touted as safety advocates." ...

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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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