advocacy

Be heard: Engage your representatives directly

"If you don’t get involved, then as my dad and grampa would tell me, you don’t have any reason to complain when things are not going the way you think they should." --Owner-operator (retired) Mike McRae

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‘Mike’s Law': National ‘business carry’ draft language and reader reaction

The Small Business in Transportation Coalition's petition to Congress for a federal 'business carry' program for interstate drivers had garnered 1,423 signatures as of this morning, and SBTC had drafted text of potential "enabling legislation" and filed it with Congressional representatives.

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Out from behind the camera: Big Rig Videos’ Chris Fiffie

Florida-based videographer and former truck driver Chris Fiffie has been turning heads over the past year with his vid series of Rolling CB Interviews with owner-operators.

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Video: A highway-safety public service announcement from the pros

Christopher Fiffie's BigRig Videos Youtube channel recently featured the following video PSA -- from veteran truckers to the general public on safe driving around trucks.

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Petition circulated on “right to carry” for driver self-defense

A new "right to carry" petition is being circulated by SBTC's James Lamb. It's collecting signatures in an attempt to demonstrate that there's support for easing many interstate drivers' ability to legally travel with firearms.

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Radio check from under the ice bucket; And a two-wheeler’s salute

In which Channel 19 writer Todd Dills accepts a couple of ice-bucket challenges, and issues a couple more -- and a long-distance highway cyclist delivers a big salute to the pros he shares the road with.

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Kenworth T880 promotes literacy

This Kenworth T880 features a 52-inch sleeper and a special Seattle Mariners theme -- Aug. 26, it plays a part in a Paccar fund-raising effort outside Safeco Field in support of the Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program in Seattle.

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Get soaked with Baylor Trucking at GATS ALS ice-bucket challenge

The viral ALS ice-bucket challenges comes to GATS via Indiana-based Baylor Trucking, a fleet with a close relationship to the condition. Take the challenge yourself 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri-Sat near shuttle drop-off spots at the Dallas Convention Center.

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Readers say no to speed governing, less equivocal on a national speed limit

Haven't we been here before? With some industry organizations calling for a national 65-mph speed limit and governing of Class 7 and 8 trucks to similar limits, readers weigh in.

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Mike Parkhurst’s legacy of reform

Today’s owner-operators have him and other leaders, as well as thousands of drivers who followed them, to thank for today’s ease of entry to the industry. No one should take for granted the freedom to compete with no restrictions on lanes, rates, areas of operation or freight.

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