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  • Truck drivers clash with police in Dover as French border reopened

    12/23/2020 12:53:25 AM PST · by RandFan · 4 replies
    LBC ^ | Dec 22 | By Maddie Goodfellow
    Stranded lorry drivers have clashed with police officers at Dover after the border with France was reopened this morning. Police and lorry drivers were said to be in a "stand-off" on Wednesday morning as tensions ran high at the port. Drivers were filmed jeering and booing at police and there were some scuffles after reports of delays to the border reopening. The Calais-Dover crossing was shutdown on Sunday evening over fears of a new highly-infectious Covid strain, leaving thousands of lorry drivers stranded before Christmas. More than 2,800 lorries have been stuck at the port after France stopped them crossing...
  • Update: Stranded truckers in UK slapped with parking tickets!

    12/21/2020 2:10:54 PM PST · by RandFan · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 21 | By LUKE MAY
    Lorry drivers stranded in Kent are being slapped with parking tickets as the M20 closes overnight with nearly 1,000 trucks parked along it. France's decision to close its border with Britain led to a day of chaos on Kent's roads, as lorry drivers were filmed blasting their horns at the Port of Dover in frustration - and another crashed into a car as it made a desperate bid to get into a lorry park. There is no end in sight either, with France not expected to announce a decision until tomorrow, despite ongoing talks with Britain. At 8pm tonight Highways...
  • The Shut Down Begins

    11/29/2020 8:46:37 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    The shutdown begins.... Check out the video below. I have no idea where this is at?
  • Truckers Prepare for Massive Strike to Protest Biden [update at reply 16]

    11/16/2020 5:39:16 PM PST · by tired&retired · 76 replies
    The Stop the Tires Protest will be November 26 to 29, 2020.
  • Killing of staged-accident 'slammer' puts spotlight on 'crazy' Louisiana fraud scheme

    10/10/2020 5:59:20 AM PDT · by texas booster · 36 replies ^ | Oct 9 2020 | John Simerman
    When he wasn’t packing vehicles with extra people and crashing them into big rigs and buses for the insurance money -- as federal prosecutors claim he did scores of times -- Cornelius Garrison III preferred to roll in comfort and style.... The Sept. 18 indictment described Garrison as a ringleader in a scheme that took auto insurance fraud to a wild new level – by targeting big rigs and the big dollars that can result from getting injured by one, with the right lawyers. Now authorities are hunting for his killer, while a cascade of indictments from U.S. Attorney Peter...
  • Mandatory hair testing is one step closer, feds confirm

    09/03/2020 3:22:44 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 42 replies
    CDL Life ^ | 2 Seot 2020 | Ashley
    The Drug Testing Advisory Board (DTAB) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has submitted a hair testing proposal to the Federal Register for publication, the agency confirmed at a September 1 meeting. Hair testing is believed to have a much longer detection period — up to 90 days for certain narcotics, versus 2 to 3 days for urine tests — and hair tests are cheaper to administer. OOIDA ( Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association) also cites inconsistencies in the results for hair testing based on race: “According to the American Civil Liberties Union, dark hair is more likely...
  • Poll: 79 Percent of Truckers Say They Won’t Deliver to Cities with Defunded Police Departments

    06/14/2020 11:57:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    BREITBART ^ | June 14, 2020 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A majority of truckers are vowing to halt deliveries to cities that defund or disband their police departments, according to a recent poll. Seventy-nine percent of truck drivers said they felt their safety would be at risk if they had to deliver to a city with a disbanded police department, according to CDL News, a website for the commercial trucking industry. Long-haul truck drivers have been on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic for the past year due to stay-at-home orders requiring most Americans to buy their goods online, and have had to deal with protests. Now many truckers...
  • Truck Drivers Say They Won’t Deliver To Cities with Defunded Police Departments

    06/13/2020 6:25:14 AM PDT · by Twotone · 123 replies
    CDL Life ^ | June 12, 2020 | Summer Smith
    As cities across the country are discussing defunding or disbanding their police departments, truck drivers are voicing concerns of safety. Seventy-seven percent of truck drivers say they will refuse to deliver freight to cities with defunded police departments. Truck driving is historically ranked as one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. In 2018, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic reported truck driving as the most deadly job in the country. Truck drivers have spent the last year on the front line of a global pandemic and protests. Now many are fearful of what might happen if police departs disband...
  • Remarks by President Trump Celebrating America’s Truckers

    04/17/2020 10:49:30 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | April 16, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    South Lawn2:28 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:  That’s beautiful stuff.  They are beautiful, beautiful trucks.  That’s the real deal.  You wouldn’t switch jobs with anybody, would you?  Huh?MR. MADIGAN:  No, sir.THE PRESIDENT:  You wouldn’t — I know the truckers.  They wouldn’t switch with anybody.  It’s what they love, right?  That’s why they’re good at it.  These are the best too.Well, thank you all for being here as we celebrate some of the heroes of our nation’s great struggle against the coronavirus: our brave, bold, and incredible truckers.  And look at that equipment — they’re the best made — and great companies...
  • American Truckers: Our New First Responders

    04/14/2020 5:28:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | April 14, 2020 | Salena Zito
    SHIPPENSBURG, Pennsylvania -- Chet Eby is making sure you will get all of the bacon you need for breakfast, or that thinly sliced prosciutto and provolone sandwich you've been craving. It is a Wednesday afternoon, and the 31-year-old has his young sons, Austin and Evan, with him hauling a load of 20-pound piglets from Cumberland County to Iowa. He is one of millions of road warriors behind the wheel of trucks traveling across the country every hour of every day to make sure the necessities you need and enjoy are available at your local grocers. "I am hauling baby pigs...
  • Truckers Delivering Essential Goods Struggle to Find Bathrooms, Rest Stops

    04/09/2020 3:56:46 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Apr 2020 | Katherine Rodriguez
    The coronavirus is adding stress to truckers delivering essential goods throughout the U.S. as they struggle to find bathrooms and rest stops to grab a bite to eat and take a nap. “It’s been especially hard if you can’t find a place to park,” Angie Baum, who drives with her husband, Larry, told KTVI. “A lot of the truck stops are limiting the number of trucks that come in. “We’re out on the road a lot more,” Angie said. “We’re out about six days a week right now. We’re home for usually about a day, day and a half.” Many...
  • Truckers Call for Second Amendment Right Nationwide During Emergency

    03/30/2020 5:27:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 92 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 26 March, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    A group of small business truckers has sent an email to the Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. The email asks that, as part of the national emergency involving the Chinese virus, the federal government declare the Second Amendment overrides state law and federal regulation forbidding truckers from exercising their Second Amendment rights. From The 15,000-member SBTC is calling on federal authorities to preempt state and local laws regarding the right to carry a firearm. Therefore, in accordance with the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, we hereby request the U.S. Department of Transportation please issue a preemption...
  • On the road through a pandemic, some truckers fear for their lives

    03/25/2020 1:15:23 PM PDT · by amorphous · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 25 March, 2020 | Andrew Hay
    LAS VEGAS, N.M., March 25 (Reuters) - At a truck stop here, a driver sprays his shoes with disinfectant to protect himself and his partner from coronavirus, another laughs and sees no threat, while a veteran trucker says he's heading for the hills, in fear for his life. They are some of the millions of U.S., Canadian and Mexican truckers tasked with hauling food and goods to keep grocery stores stocked and essential services running as over half the U.S. population is told to stay home to stop the virus' spread. In a windy truck park by the side of...
  • Arkansas fire department providing free hot meals for truck drivers

    03/24/2020 4:02:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    THV 11 ^ | March 22, 2020 | Vanessa Paige
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Truck drivers are some of the country's unsung heroes as they work non-stop to deliver supplies. A Fire Department in Little Rock has opened their doors to make sure they have a place to get food on their routes. Quail Creek Fire Department Chief James Church shared a Facebook post on Saturday, letting the community know they will be providing a hot meal for truckers at no cost. The post now has over 7,000 shares. The department said its been on the hearts to help truckers as they haul necessities across the country. When they heard...
  • Pennsylvania Reopens Turnpike Rest Areas for Truckers

    03/23/2020 8:33:19 AM PDT · by Enlightened1
    Breitbart ^ | 03/23/20 | Joshua Caplan
    Pennsylvania officials reopened over a dozen rest areas on a Thursday, heeding to calls from truckers who are working tirelessly to keep the country’s supply chains open amid the ongoing spread of the deadly Chinese coronavirus.The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reopened 13 of its 30 rest stops on a limited basis on the interstates and throughout the Pennsylvania Turnpike.“They are located on Interstate 81, north and southbound stops in Luzerne and Cumberland counties; on Interstate 79, north and southbound stops in Crawford County and the northbound stop in Allegheny County; and on Interstate 80, east and westbound stops in Venango, Centre...
  • Pennsylvania Reopens Turnpike Rest Areas for Truckers

    03/23/2020 8:28:47 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Mar 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Pennsylvania officials reopened over a dozen rest areas on a Thursday, heeding to calls from truckers who are working tirelessly to keep the country’s supply chains open amid the ongoing spread of the deadly Chinese coronavirus. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reopened 13 of its 30 rest stops on a limited basis on the interstates and throughout the Pennsylvania Turnpike. PennDOT spokeswoman Alexis Campbell said in a statement that the sites will have five portable toilets, though the services plazas will remain closed due to a lack of cleaning staff. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission reopened all 17 of its service...
  • Our Truckers need help

    03/20/2020 9:30:01 PM PDT · by · 131 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3-21-2020 | The Hodgetwins
    Explains the struggle to be a trucker especially during Coronavirus shut-down
  • Truckers Are Keeping American Supply Chains — and Americans — Alive

    03/18/2020 7:38:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/18/2020 | Joel B Pollak
    Groceries began reappearing on American store shelves this week, thanks to the strength of a supply chain that includes farmers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers — all of whom are literally risking their lives to stay on duty. A crucial part of that supply chain is the American trucker, who makes sure that goods are delivered in a timely fashion. That is always the case, but it is especially true in the sudden global emergency we face today.
  • California Court Says Truckers Exempt From ‘Gig Worker’ Law (Breaking)

    01/10/2020 8:47:11 PM PST · by hapnHal · 19 replies ^ | January 10, 2020 | Lisa Baertlein
    California’s new “gig worker” law does not apply to independent truck drivers because they are subject to federal statute, a Los Angeles judge ruled, handing a victory to one industry that is challenging a state effort to clamp down on labor abuses. The law, known as AB5 and which took effect on Jan. 1, makes it tougher for companies to classify workers as contractors rather than employees, a classification that exempts them from paying for overtime, healthcare and workers’ compensation. Report AdTruckers have mounted the strongest defense against AB5, which is best known for striking at the heart of high-profile...
  • Families of truckers killed on I-10 in 2017 settle lawsuit with construction company

    10/06/2019 8:52:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    ABC 7 KVIA ^ | October 1, 2019 | Stephanie Valle
    EL PASO, Texas - ABC-7 has learned the families of the young engaged couple killed when their semi-truck collided with a piece of construction machinery sticking out on Interstate 10 have settled their lawsuit against the company that was overseeing the construction site. The parents of Patrick Van Fossen and Keserie Paredes had filed a wrongful death lawsuit against JAR Construction, accusing JAR of causing the deaths of Van Fossen and Paredes on the early morning of Dec. 21, 2017. In July, ABC-7 reported that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, found numerous safety hazards at JAR's construction...