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  • A Message from President Trump

    10/16/2017 5:12:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    Mark Dice via Youtube ^ | 10/15/17 | Donald J. Trump
    An important message from President Trump on Making America Great Again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmo4kolTFjk
  • Trump turns back to tax overhaul; pitch aimed at truckers

    10/11/2017 5:38:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WTTG-TV ^ | October 11, 2017 | The Associated Press
    MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump pitched his tax plan as a boost for truckers at an event Wednesday in Pennsylvania, saying, "America first means putting American truckers first." Trump appeared before about a thousand cheering people at an airplane hangar dramatically draped with American flags. Two big rigs were in the background. "It will be rocket fuel for our economy," Trump said of a plan that would dramatically cut corporate tax rates from 35 percent to 20 percent, reduce the number of personal income tax brackets and boost the standard deduction.....
  • Truckers to get overnight toll discount during NYC construction

    06/21/2017 7:44:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Fleet Owner ^ | June 13, 2017 | Neil Abt
    Truckers entering New York City by bridges and tunnels operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will receive a 50 percent discount on tolls during overnight hours this summer. From July 10 and Sept. 1, trucks will receive the discount between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. at the Henry Hudson Bridge, Whitestone Bridge, Throgs Neck Bridge, RFK Triborough Bridge, Queens Midtown Tunnel, Hugh L. Carey Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge and Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge. The move is part of an effort to alleviate “the near-term summer crisis,” MTA said in...
  • First Circuit Finds Class of Independent Truckers Excluded From Federal Arbitration Act

    05/31/2017 4:16:55 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 5 replies
    Lexology ^ | May 29, 2017 | Arbitration Nation
    Mr. Oliveira brought a putative class action suit against the interstate trucking company for which he worked–Prime–for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act, Missouri minimum wage statute, and other labor laws. Prime moved to compel arbitration under the FAA. In response, Plaintiffs argued that the FAA had no application to their contracts because they are transportation workers. [The Court agreed with the Truckers]
  • Are tolls on former Elgin-O'Hare shifting traffic elsewhere?

    04/10/2017 11:02:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | March 13, 2017 | Marni Pyke
    Since tolls descended on Route 390, there has been an exodus of cars and trucks from the former Elgin-O'Hare Expressway.Vehicles decreased between 38 percent and 28 percent on sections of Route 390 between Lake Street and I-290, according to Illinois tollway data comparing usage before construction and in February. Where are those thousands of commuters and truckers going? Boycotting 20-cent a mile tolls on Route 390 and spilling off onto local roads in communities like Roselle, some residents say.Commuter Brian McGehee was running late Friday at 7 a.m., "so, I bit the bullet," he said referring to Route 390. "The...
  • Gas tax increase, turnpike toll hike greet drivers in the new year (already happened by now)

    01/27/2017 5:00:07 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Decembeer 28, 2016 | Ed Blazina
    The cost of driving in Pennsylvania is going up on two fronts in the new year. First, the state tax on wholesale motor fuels will increase Jan. 1 — 8 cents for gasoline and nearly 11 cents for diesel fuel. Those costs are expected to be passed on to retail prices at the pump. A week later, tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will increase for the ninth year in a row, this time by 6 percent. The change will increase the cost of a trip from Ohio to New Jersey from $48.90 to $51.85 for cash and from $34.93 to...
  • Trump promises big on highway funding, could open door to more tolls and privatization

    11/19/2016 11:54:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    Overdrive ^ | November 14, 2016 | James Jaillet
    President-elect Donald Trump said throughout his campaign for the White House that he wants major investments in U.S. infrastructure, calling for $1 trillion on infrastructure projects during his presidency.He reiterated the point in his victory speech last Wednesday. “We’re going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals,” Mr. Trump said. “We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none.”However, major infrastructure bills are challenging pieces of legislation to pass, especially since Congress changed little in the election, says Todd Spencer, executive vice president of the Owner-Operator Independent...
  • Montana plane crash kills 'Ice Road Truckers' TV show star

    08/29/2016 9:34:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/29/2016
    <p>MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A plane crash in western Montana has killed a star of the History channel reality show "Ice Road Truckers" and another man.</p> <p>History spokeswoman Susan Ievoli confirmed Monday that 52-year-old Darrell Ward died Sunday in the fiery crash on the shoulder of Interstate 90, southeast of Missoula.</p>
  • American Truckers Just Got BAD News From Obama… This Is a Total Disgrace

    08/20/2016 4:13:34 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 88 replies
    American truckers, and the big rigs they drive, are literally the lifeblood of this nation, transporting food, raw materials and finished goods from one end of the country to the other and back again, delivering what is needed where it is needed when it is needed on a daily basis. But those truckers just had a major roadblock placed in their way, courtesy of President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency, and the consequences for not only the trucking industry, but America as a whole, could be devastating. According to The Daily Caller, the EPA just announced on Tuesday that it...
  • What you need to know about driving on Interstate 95 during the DNC

    07/02/2016 10:11:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | June 24, 2016 | Emily Babay
    Motorists on Interstate 95 during the Democratic National Convention should be prepared for weight restrictions and ramp closures. PennDot has outlined what drivers on the interstate should expect before, during and after the DNC, which will be held July 25-28 at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia. Here's what you need to know: Open to passenger vehicles Like other highways in the area, I-95 will be open to passenger vehicles. No vehicles weighing more than 5 tons Vehicles that weigh more than five tons won't be permitted on I-95 between Exit 13 (for Interstate 76 West/Route 291/Valley Forge) and...
  • Pensions may be cut to 'virtually nothing' for 407,000 people

    05/20/2016 5:05:57 PM PDT · by bkopto · 65 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 5/20/2016 | Katie Lobosco
    The Central States Pension Fund has no new plan to avoid insolvency, fund director Thomas Nyhan said this week. Without government funding, the fund will run out of money in 10 years, he said. At that time, pension benefits for about 407,000 people could be reduced to "virtually nothing," he told workers and retirees in a letter sent Friday. In a last-ditch effort, the Central States Pension Plan sought government approval to partially reduce the pensions of 115,000 retirees and the future benefits for 155,000 current workers. The proposed cuts were steep, as much as 60% for some, but it...
  • Brick thrown from overpass hits trucker in face on Pa. Turnpike

    05/12/2016 8:26:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    ABC 7 NY ^ | May 6, 2016 | Trish Hartman
    BRISTOL TWP., Pa. -- Police in Pennsylvania are looking for the person who sent one trucker to the hospital and put several others in danger. They say the suspect was throwing bricks off an overpass into traffic on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, hitting three trucks Thursday night. Action News met up with truck driver Randy Blake on his way back home to West Virginia. He was still in shock after a harrowing night. Randy tells us, "That somebody could be that stupid to do something that heinous just for the kicks of it." Randy was driving eastbound on the Pennsylvania Turnpike...
  • Trump reaches out to Teamsters union

    05/07/2016 10:31:06 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/7/2016 | Harper Neidig
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Saturday took to Twitter to praise workers in the Teamster union and attack Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. The union has not made an endorsement in the election so far, but typically backs Democratic candidates. Trump appeared to be referring to a series of "Teamsters for Trump" groups on Facebook, several of which has members numbering in the thousands. NPR reported this week on Teamsters member who normally back Democrats but prefer Trump this election.
  • [Hoax Article: See OP's Post #76 ] Brokered Convention Will See Epic Traffic Jam in Cleveland-70

    04/09/2016 1:28:11 PM PDT · by BagCamAddict · 79 replies
    RedStateWatcher.com ^ | 04/09/16 | "tfg" - RedStateWatcher.com
    Cleveland, we have a problem. A 'Yuuge' problem! 700 angry truckers (and growing) are watching the political developments in the US very closely and are preparing to act. The leader of the group, who asked to be unnamed, warned "If the leaders of the Republican party plan on defying the will of the voters, we feel that that's an act of treason. And I can promise you that they will see an epic traffic jam in Cleveland." He continued, "And guess what, that'll be the least of their worries!" The spox [spokesperson] was referring to the brokered convetion the GoPe's...
  • Trucker Teams Drive to the Rescue of Online Shipping

    12/24/2015 5:47:49 AM PST · by Cecily · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 24, 2015 | Loretta Chao
    Truck-driver teams are emerging as the shipping heroes of the holidays. Retailers and parcel carriers have been turning this season more than ever to teams, in which drivers pair up to keep trucks rolling for hundreds of miles over 20 or more hours a day. They are trying to meet the demands of holiday shopping that has swung hard toward online sales, pressing retailers and their delivery companies to move goods rapidly, and cheaply, across long distances. That has raised the profile of the small subset of truck drivers who spend weeks or even months away from home, crisscrossing the...
  • How truckers protect themselves on the road

    12/18/2015 9:35:42 AM PST · by aimhigh · 24 replies
    FleetOwner ^ | 12/18/2015 | Larry Kahaner
    Contrary to what many drivers believe, there is no federal law that prohibits truck drivers from carrying guns in their trucks as long as they adhere to local and state laws. However, many carriers prohibit company drivers from carrying weapons. Says Brian: "Even when I was a company driver I carried even though the employee handbook stated that it was against company policy. I'd rather get fired because I've got it than to need it and end up in a box underground because I didn’t have it." James Lamb, chairman of the Small Business and Transportation Coalition claims that he...
  • Muslim truckers who refused to deliver alcohol awarded $240,000

    10/30/2015 2:17:29 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    A jury has awarded $240,000 to two Muslim men who say they were fired from an Illinois trucking company after refusing to deliver alcohol. A judge found Morton-based Star Transport Inc. violated the religious beliefs of Mahad Abass Mohamed and Abdikarim Hassan Bulshale. A trial to determine whether they were entitled to damages ended Oct. 20 with the jury's judgment. A 2013 lawsuit filed by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said the men wouldn't deliver alcohol because it was against their religious values as practicing Muslims. The lawsuit claimed the company didn't provide them "with a reasonable accommodation and by...
  • Obama EEOC Fights for Religious Liberty -- for Muslim Truckers

    10/28/2015 8:01:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/28/2015 | By Daniel John Sobieski
    Well, at least they were not told to bake a cake for a gay wedding. In President Obama’s fundamentally transformed America, Christian bakers are forced by the blunt instrument of government mandate to cater a gay wedding regardless of their religious beliefs, but Muslim truckers can now refuse to transport alcohol because their Muslim beliefs and Sharia law prohibits it. As an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission press release cheerfully chirps about its victory over Star Transport, a trucking company based in Morton, Illinois: A federal jury in Peoria, Ill., has awarded $240,000 to two Somalian-American Muslims who were fired...
  • Florida toll road mistakes hit thousands of drivers

    10/17/2015 5:12:09 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    WFLA News Channel 8 ^ | September 29, 2015 | Steve Andrews
    TAMPA, FL (WFLA) – Driving on Florida toll roads is part of doing business for trucker Bill VanEpps. “Tolls are a huge expense, and it adds up to a lot of money at the end of the year,” Bill said. He noticed a lot of mistakes with his EPass account so he switched to SunPass in January. “I’ve discovered weekly mistakes,” Bill added. Between January and September, Bill found 42 mistakes by the SunPass electronic tolling system. “My rig is a five axle rig. I’ve been charged for as many as 7 at one time. I’ve been charged for as...
  • ‘Operation Truck Stop’ enforcement effort targets off-toll-road traffic in Northern Indiana

    08/12/2015 5:01:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Overdrive ^ | July 27, 2015 | Todd Dills
    Indiana is known for its targeting of truckers relative to the behavioral aspects of on-highway safety — no state devotes a larger share of its focus to ticketing and issuing warnings to drivers for moving-type violations. When officials in the northern part of the state in late June announced a weeklong “Operation Truck Stop” three-county enforcement effort during the July 4 holiday week along U.S. 20, a common Indiana Toll Road alternate, in late June, regular readers could have been forgiven for seeing little news there. As Overdrive‘s reports on the state made clear in the last year, such efforts...