New Years Eve on AskTheTrucker 'Live' – 2015 Trucker Highlights and 2016 Goals with guest and Co-Host Pat Hockaday of TruckersUnited.org
Thursday Dec 31st 2015 6PM ET 347-826-9170
Join the excitement this New Years Eve as we countdown the 2015 Highlights and Feature 2016 concerns and goals for the Professional CDL driver.
2015 Highlights- the Transportation Bill was passed! Among a long list of inclusions were: CSA reform, drug testing reform, detention time study, and an insurance rule study.
Not included in the bill: No under 21 year old interstate truckers, or bigger/ heavier trucks, no Carrier Hiring Standards, the strike down of the Denham Amendment, which could have negatively affected CMV drivers wages.
One of the most controversial episodes for 2015 was the Tracey Morgan crash, which received national publicity and opened up a can of worms for many carriers and drivers, revealing clever attempts at manipulating trucking HOS. One of the biggest victories for drivers was Kenny Capell’s victory for the Obstruction of Justice “Right to Sleep” court case, led by SBTC chairman James Lamb.
The National Truck Parking Coalition was formed and has continued the task of addressing the 30 year old problem of truck parking shortages. FMCSA was busy also this 2015 as The ELD rule has become final, as was the Driver Coercion Rule.
Let’s not forget “the Right to Carry”, ’Mike Law’ for CDL drivers, which would grant a national gun permit.
As we move forward into 2016, there remain vital issues for drivers. Wages, HOS, Truck Parking, and ELD’s still remain high on the list of concerns.
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