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“It’s all about Safety” These are the famous words you’ll hear whenever a call to action needs support, usually creating laws and regulations affecting professional CMV drivers.
Along with such calls for more laws will follow the lobbyisst in support, fitting their agendas.
Where is the call to action for ”Michaels Law Amendment” an Amendment to 18 U.S. Code 926A proposed by James Lamb of the SBTC? The proposed amendment, would expand the existing Federal “Interstate Transportation of Firearms” statute into a right-to-carry law for all Americans engaged in interstate commerce. According to the Department of Labor, one person is MURDERED in the transportation industry EVERY WEEK! Should the NRA be supporting this?
Next, CRST refers to safety also in their request for exemption at the FMCSA. According to CRST, allowing CLP holders (Commercial Learners Permit) to drive team, with little or no OTR driving experience, U.S. highways would be safer and more productive. Read CRST Exemption Request here. Comments by 2/4/16.
Desiree Wood of RealWomenInTrucking did not agree and started a petition.."Stop Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from granting unsafe exemptions for truck driver trainees"
Both James Lamb and Desiree Wood will be our guests to discuss these 2 very Concerning Safety Issues affecting drivers and the nation.
Call in number to listen 347-826-9170 and to be part of the Q&A
In May 2015, New Sex Assault Allegations against the student trucker training carrier CRST Van Expedited were filed. Despite the $4.5 Million class action case against this carrier from the EEOC and the $1.5 Million Karen Shank case for sexual misconduct, this entry-level driver training carrier has not ceased to have sex assault allegations against them.
Has anything changed?
Giselle Schuetz from the law firm of Joshua Friedman Esq. who filed the new case sits in on the discussion with the Women Truckers Network to hear lady drivers describe the reporting climate at CRST Van Expedited and other training issues at carriers who utilize the "team business" model to train students.
Compliance for the new hours of service rule takes effect July 1, 2013; the FMCSA MCSAC meeting on safety accountability via the CSA; the CRST sexual harrassment case settling for a mere $50,000; truck driver pay or just trucking across America the Beautiful.
We open up the phone lines in our Trucking Open Forum show to talk about whatever trucking issues are on your mind.
So . . . what do you want to talk about?
Showtime 7:30 PM Eastern July 30, 2013
Attorney Elizabeth Riles of Bobhot & Riles, LLP: The law firm that Firm that represented Karen Shank , a Former CRST trucking student who won a $1.5 Million dollar sexual harassment judgment against the carrier in 2011.
Driver Trainer Tracy Tuttle , a founding member of the REAL Women in Trucking, Former student & Trainer at CRST that was part of the CRST Sexual Harassment Class Action Case and a current driver trainer at USA Truck.
PhD Candidate Valerie Keathley , Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky. Valerie is a cultural geographer and her research interests include labor, mobility, and identity. She is currently finishing her dissertation which is titled “Life on the Big Slab: Identity and Mobility in the United States Trucking Industry.” The research data is drawn from in-depth interviews with over-the-road (OTR) truck drivers and participant observation. Valerie will be discussing her findings about gender in the trucking industry.
After studying at the Art Institute of Chicago, Mimzi Haut has exhibited widely for many years in competitive and group exhibitions and has won many awards for excellence. Trained as a realist painter, her work has moved into abstraction, with an archaeological flair. Her work is featured in corporate collections worldwide, including Hewitt Packard, Saks Fifth Avenue, Marriott Hotels, CRST, Hon Industries, and Deere & Company. She is also represented in numerous private collections across the nation. Haut also owns and operates a successful art and framing business (http://www.mimziartandframe.com).
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