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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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CSA testimony focuses on safety evaluations

Trucking representatives said the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 is good in some regards, but they have concerns about how its data is used in safety evaluations.

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OOIDA to challenge onboard recorder rule

They are contesting rule that carriers with a 10 percent or greater non-compliance with hours regulations will face mandated use of EOBRs.

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OOIDA donates to outreach

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association donated $10,000 to the St. Christopher Fund to commemorate Jasmine “Jazzy” Jordan, the 17-year-old who is running across the nation to gain support for the outreach, the OOIDA announced. The fund helps truckers who face obstacles paying for medical care. Jordan, a resident of Ashby, Minn., started her run last September in California and plans to finish in New York City. Lee Jordan, her father and life OOIDA member, escorts her in the ...

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Trucking groups oppose climate change bill

ATA and OOIDA contend the bill will lead to a fuel tax that will hit truckers hard.

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Merits of port truck programs debated

Southern California port Clean Truck Programs were discussed at a Congressional hearing as to whether trucking law should be changed.

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Letter: Rework NAFTA on Mexican trucking

78 members of Congress complained to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Trade Representative Ronald Kirk about "unsafe" Mexican trucks.

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Trucking groups oppose fuel economy rules action

A Senate bill would transfer authority from DOT to EPA when determining fuel economy rules for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

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Shell Rotella donates to scholarship

Shell Rotella donated $10,000 to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Mary Johnston Scholarship Fund during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.  The scholarship benefits children, grandchildren and legal dependents of OOIDA members. 

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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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