parking

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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Say it, don’t spray it

Confrontation in a truck stop parking lot yields this from George: “You can't just scream at people, babe. I don't like it either, but you never know when you're going to run up on crazy."

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FLSA reform, parking, detention: MCSAC prioritizes reauthorization recommendations

Reforming employee-driver compensation by removing the FLSA overtime exemption was among top recommendations, likewise expanding truck-parking availability, sleep apnea, further New Entrant attention and more.

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Reader: Parking enforcement in La Porte, Texas, gets tough

Clark Freight Lines Safety Director (and La Porte police officer) Jeffrey Tippit on city's move to get tough enforcing a no-parking ordinance extending to retail parking lots.

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Circle, circle, dot dot dot….

In which Wendy proposes a research project, and "someone's sister-in-law needed a job, so they created the 'Fund for Dumb Stuff'... Progress, people, progress."

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Added bonus at the W.Va. Tamarack

In 1996, Tamarack was opened by the West Virginia Parkways Authority at the Beckley Service Plaza on I-64 as an economic development project.

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Last haul from the Texas pea harvest: Unloading with Cody Blankenship

Photos and reporting from a Bells, Tenn., unload with Cody Blankenship, who sees parking availability as the biggest issue going, despite Jason's Law. Hours, e-logs compound the problem...

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West Virginia to get truck parking alert system

The West Virginia Division of Highways will offer a guidance system to alert truckers to available parking via roadway signs and the 511 Traveler Information platform.

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Report: Open road is gone as modern trucker grapples with hours rules, e-logs and parking shortages

A Wall Street Journal report says a "confusing tangle of rules" and a myriad of devices like electronic logs and speed limiters are dampening not only the industry's efficiency but the will of those who are and want to be truck drivers.

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The real effect of the new hours rules

The people who make the rules of the road should have to see a grown man running around in his underwear in the middle of the night before they make everyone park at the same time.

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