Hope Rivenburg

National Coalition on Truck Parking formed, results of Jason’s Law parking study released

DOT reps and stakeholder groups have signed a pledge of commitment to a newly created National Coalition on Truck Parking.

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Parking shortage hits the mainstream

A Wall Street Journal story last week took on the issue of the difficulties faced by truckers finding a safe parking spot in widespread congested areas around the nation.

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Engagement on parking safety, availability in the wake of driver’s murder

Catch a replay of a discussion spearheaded by Allen and Donna Smith Wed., July 16, with Hope Rivenburg and owner-operator Michael Boeglin's widow, Ashley Boeglin, and father-in-law, former driver David Clark.

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Jason’s Law: Five years after the passing of its namesake

In conversation with Overdrive's Wendy Parker, Hope Rivenburg, marking the fifth anniversary of the death of her husband, for whom the Jason's Law truck parking legislation is named, stresses the need for drivers to continue to press their legislators on areas where truck parking is sorely lacking and/or unsafe.

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‘Killer Truckers’ TV special on re-air

On bright spot in the special about the FBI's Highway Serial Killings Initiative is that it delved farther into on-highway crime -- that against truckers, and trucking advocates' efforts to tamp down human trafficking.

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Truck parking push not over with Jason’s Law

Following the cheers that went up around the trucking community for the “Jason’s Law” truck parking legislation’s inclusion in the MAP-21 highway bill in June, owner-operators like Overdrive reader William McKelvie put a quick lid on the possibility of any resulting driver complacency relative to the parking problem. “While everyone has jumped on the proverbial happy happy joy joy bandwagon about Jason's law passing, we continue to have no answer as to the actual dollar amounts ...

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Some good news: Jason’s Law in the highway bill

In all the hubbub over the mandate for electronic onboard recorders included in the highway-bill language, it's perhaps been easy to overlook some of better results for truckers and advocates, chief among them other language in the bill that, if it ultimately passes (as expected), brings to fruition nearly four years' worth of advocacy that began with the work of individual drivers honoring the memory of one of their own, Jason Rivenburg (pictured). Jason's Law is ...

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Jason’s Law: Time for action is now

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works unanimously approved a two-year transportation authorization bill (S. 1813, or MAP-21) extending current funding levels and making other enhancements that could lead, said Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, to new jobs. Of chief interest for trucking advocates is the inclusion in this bill of Jason's Law, intended to fund various initiatives to expand and ensure the safety of truck parking on the National Highway System. In a hearing ...

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Jason’s Law national call-in day June 23; drivers urge action

Last year it came on the heels of calls for passage from often at-odds constituencies in the industry, and this year, drivers and other industry parties are following similar unity after Jason's Law's May reintroduction to the 112th U.S. Congress by New York Congressman Paul Tonko to urge drivers to make vocal their support next week, June 23. (For video of the press conference reintroducing the legislation, see the bottom of this post.) The legislation, H.R. ...

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Hours comment deadline extended, lawmakers protest cross-border plan, bill would allow truck safety tax credit, FMCSA issues CDL amendments and other industry news items are featured.

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