Mar 07 – Recent Trucking News-Warner Robins Update 5:56 pm

I recently booked a load out of Warner Robins Ga. I can say I had no trouble, but I parked some miles away at a local truck stop. I do agree that this ordinance is out of the realm of common sense. I am glad that the trucking community sent in their letters and let these folks know exactly how they feel. We are not a nuisance or an eyesore, we bring everything you wear, eat, or use and you folks need to realize this. I also know that the base there depends on our services as well as the town. They should have known where their bread and butter lies. Our first news story here is an update to this ridiculous ordinance in the town. Good job truckers!
Two weeks after a Georgia community passed a nuisance ordinance restricting truckers from parking for more than two hours on private property within city limits, council members unanimously voted on Monday, March 4, to repeal the ban. OOIDA sent out a Call to Action to its Georgia members living near Warner Robins prior to the initial vote.

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Marc Mayfield spent 10 years trucking over-the-road, logging 1.2 million miles and is the author of “In The Drivers Seat: Interstate Trucking – A Journey.” Featured in Overdrive Magazine by Senior Editor, Todd Dills, the book chronicles his life on the road from 1991 to 2001, with his goal being to provide the public and main stream media with a true picture of the long-haul trucker and the sacrifices they make to keep America moving…

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A bill in the New Jersey Senate that would deem port truckers — including owner-operators going onto a port — to be employees moved one step closer to approval on March 4, spurring a call to action from the Owner-Operator Independent Driver’s Assn. (OOIDA).
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A California Superior Court judge has ordered a Carson, CA-based trucking company to pay four drivers more than $107,800 after agreeing they were misclassified and were actually employees of Seacon Logix Inc., not independent contractors as the company claimed.

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The Mid-America Trucking Show is due to rock Louisville March 21-23. Not only is MATS the big daddy of all trucking tradeshows, but it’s the king when it comes to activities organized by truck drivers.

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Utility introduces new side skirt

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Utility Trailer Manufacturing – maker of refrigerated trailers, dry freight vans, flatbeds and Tautliner curtain-sided trailers – is introducing a new side skirt and will be showing it off at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville March 21-23.

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