Jason’s Law

National truck-parking driver survey launched

Here find out how to take the survey, created by Hope Rivenburg in part in concert with driver advocates Allen and Donna Smith of Truth About Trucking and aimed at educating the DOT on parking needs.

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When trucks are ‘an eyesore and a nuisance’

It's happened again: A city councilman's idea to ban truck parking within town borders shows evidence of what drivers and other advocates are up against in the battle to improve parking availability in less-served areas.

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Minnesota to use cameras at truck stops, rest areas to help truckers find parking

The Minnesota DOT announced a testing program at a rest area in which cameras in the parking lot will find and notify truckers of available parking.

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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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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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Obama signs highway bill mandating recorders

In addition to mandating electronic onboard recorders, it includes a “Jason’s Law” truck parking provision and other key points that affect trucking.

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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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Stiff wind to pay the toll: The 2011 Channel 19 year in review

What better way to start the new year than with a look back on the previous? I did it last year, after all, so let's make it a tradition, how bout? The Chinese Year of the Rabbit saw all manner of issues hopping in and out of the national on-highway spotlight, bookended by a proposed hours-of-service rule and its ultimate issuance, slightly reducing potential weekly work hours. Bound up in the discussion was, as any regular ...

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LogBook

Highway bill includes truck parking elements, court orders release of truck stop tiger, owner-operator finalists named, medical certificate changes start Jan. 30, driver shortage to worsen says FTR and more industry news items are featured.

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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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