Thursday, April 19, 2018
The Nation
Truckers reinforce support for 'Jason's law'

Truckers reinforce support for 'Jason's law'

WASHINGTON — Both the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the American Trucking Associations during a news conference March 16 reinforced their support for “Jason’s Law” to address the national shortage of safe parking for professional truckers.

ATA to Congress: investing in highways will improve freight movement, global competitiveness

ATA to Congress: investing in highways will improve freight movement, global competitiveness

WASHINGTON – The federal government must provide the leadership and resources necessary to facilitate the safe and efficient movement of goods on the nation’s highway system, American Trucking Associations (ATA) Senior Vice President Tim Lynch told Congress today.

Ford full of cash to be given away to trucker

Ford full of cash to be given away to trucker

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio — Truck insurer Progressive is sponsoring a contest to give away a new Ford F-150 with a wallet stuffed full of $10,000 in cash to a trucker.

Study warns of tanker terrorist threat; truckers say industry prepared

Study warns of tanker terrorist threat; truckers say industry prepared

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A recent study for the Department of Homeland Security urges the government and trucking to tighten security in order to prevent terrorists from using gasoline tankers as weapons — a report made timely by the February attack on a federal office building by a suicide pilot. Industry representatives, however, say tanker safety has always been a priority, and the safeguards in place since 9/11 have proved effective.

2009 safest year ever for freight rail, group says

2009 safest year ever for freight rail, group says

WASHINGTON — The Association of American Railroads recently said that 2009 was the safest year in freight railroad history, with preliminary year-end data indicating the train accident rate, employee casualty rate and grade crossing incident rates were all at record low levels last year.

Magazine rates roads, talks to truckers about 4-wheelers

Magazine rates roads, talks to truckers about 4-wheelers

NEW YORK — In a special report in its April issue, Reader’s Digest reveals the best, worst and deadliest roads in America, and — based on truckers’ reports — exposes the risks drivers pose to themselves and others.

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