Desiree Wood

Driver-facing cams an invasion of privacy? Answers at Real Women in Trucking’s GATS legal Q&A

In a word, if the driver agrees to work for the company providing the equipment, no. Attorney Paul Taylor: "Should drivers do something about it? Yeah, they should -- to a certain extent, drivers have to quit working for bad companies."

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‘Queen of the Road’ award winners ‘Bitzy’ Gomez, Dee Sova, Daisey Delaney and others

The Real Women in Trucking nonprofit advocacy organization named its first annual Queen of the Road award winners following a recognition ceremony, Among them was a posthumously-delivered honor to Andriesue "Bitzy" Gomez, a trailblazing female driver from the 1970s on. Gomez passed away in 2015.

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Women truckers to take to the high seas with first conference

Real Women in Trucking is hosting a conference early next year aboard the Carnival Conquest cruise ship to unite and honor women among truckers.

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Truck-parking shortage back in the mainstream — primary safety issue for drivers, says advocate

Speaking from Dallas in an interview with the hosts of the Here & Now National Public Radio-affiliated program, Desiree Wood of Real Women in Trucking detailed the parking issue.

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Three advocate-operators on why they do what they do

A look back at three operators/advocates recently featured in a brief driver-appreciation Q&A at Load Delivered Logistics' website.

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Kari Fisher of Missing Truck Driver Alert Network honored

Kari Fisher, founder of the Missing Truck Driver Alert Network, recognized with the Jason Rivenburg Making a Difference Award at the Truck Driver Social Media Convention.

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Jason’s Law support continues to grow

Monday, June 28, was the day supporters of the Jason's Law trucking parking safety and security legislation were calling for a united front from the community of drivers and others in the industry toward its passage; I was on the road most of the day, and I'd be willing to bet others were in similar situations and missed that call. Among those requesting truck drivers to contact their legislators about the issue were Allen and Donna Smith over at http://AsktheTrucker.com, as well as driver ...

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‘A door just opened’: Jason’s Law gains steam

What might well go down in history as the biggest trucking story of 2009, at least as goes drivers' efforts to push for industry change for the better, is that of Jason's Law, named after N.Y.-based driver Jason Rivenburg after he was robbed and gunned down while parked at an abandoned grocery in South Carolina. I've written about it here several times in various contexts; sorry if this background is a big repetition. The bill ...

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