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Jason’s Law Survey

 

On October 1st, 2009 U. S Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY 21) joined the Twitter Misfits on “Truck Star Radio” who Support H.R. 2156 & S 971 “Jason’s Law” for Safe Trucker Parking to clarify the misinformation being spread by the underdeveloped brain of my FANatic  @TerenceSmelser  . (You are finally getting a plug Terry that should get your little ding a ling stiff)

It was following the “Distracted Driving Summit” in Washington D.C. that Mr. Tonko assured our active group that indeed “The Squeaky Wheel Gets the Grease” and to continue to do what we have been doing to spread the word about “Jason’s Law”.  I joined @DanielAudet on “Truck Star Radio” to ask Congressman Tonko who was Onboard so far and what we needed to do to help get this bill more attention.

Some of the cheap shots from the FANatics have been to make light of the loss of Jason Rivenburg which prompted Hope Rivenburg, his young Widow to defend her Husband’s memory. It was a sickening display and watching our trucking industry leaders sit back while she did so was even more repulsive.

While some may not understand the relevance of our participation in the “Distracted Driving Summit”, those in Washington D.C. most certainly did.  Not only did my dog @TruckinDogKarma get a @replies from the Summit on #WoofWednesday, I received an encouraging “Direct Message” in my Twitter account which happened to be one of my most favorite quotes.

“Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History” ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, followed by “Go Get Em”

So there you have it, our squeaking will continue to distract and we are not driving when we are doing it.

I 100% Support the @DontTwive Campaign because it seems like everyone is doing something other than paying attention to the road while they are behind the wheel these days. I’m not sure if anyone has noticed lately but if you look UP, our highways already have cameras every mile or so watching YOU, so #TweetSafe.

Back to “Jason’s Law”, the arrogant attempts to spread misinformation hit a peak last week with some unlikely participants showing they truly do not gather their own information but follow along like “Sheeple”, a term my friend @Longhawl likes to use.

In hopes of providing a credible source to make one’s own determination, @Longhawl took the time to include the text of H.R. 2156 “Jason’s Law” on the website he shares with @RockingJude called “Project World Awareness”.

Upon reading the text of the bill you can also follow the progress of H.R. 2156 & S 971 on Open Congress link provided at the lower left corner, or click here. Open Congress for Jason’s Law

In addition, he has provided us a quick 3 question SURVEY that cannot be spammed to test our knowledge on the funding of this pilot program that is called “Jason’s Law”.

Please share these links together or individually on your site, facebook, twitter anywhere you like. I have put all these brown links here for you to share the information. I do not put things here to take credit but to make it easy for others to find information.

As always, Allen & Donna Smith are putting their personal time and effort into an upcoming “Blog Talk Radio” show that will comb through the upcoming Transportation Bill to further dispel the ignorant claims being spread.

Please visit “Ask the Trucker” to learn about other archived shows regarding “Jason’s Law” that feature additional background information about Jason Rivenburg from his Uncle Timothy Hardendorf who did much of the research to bring this bill forward.

Hope Rivenburg has made a Twitter account for both @JasonsLaw and herself @HopeRivenburg , she is a spunky little fighter who I am proud to have met. She is blessed with a strong family support system and she will need them as the trial approaches for the scumbags who murdered her Husband.

Please educate YOURSELF on H.R. 2156 & S 971 and if you have questions please contact Congressman Paul Tonko’s Office for the FACTS.

You can also find out who has signed on to be a C0-Sponser of “Jason’s Law” by becoming a FAN on Facebook, Just by clicking here

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I participated in an Interview with Claire Cameron on”The Rumpus” , I enjoyed doing this one because it was lighthearted for a change.

I really made some great connections with the exposure I got from this article and I appreciate the opportunity to talk with this audience.

Check it out, by clicking Here

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In the September Issue of ‘Trucker’s New’s” I chatted with Senior Editor, Todd Dill’s. You can check out the Digital Version HERE.

It’s pretty cool that you can read an entire magazine online by turning each page right on your computer screen!

Todd Dills and Lucinda Coulter from Overdrive Magazine have gone  above and beyond the call of duty to accurately cover the Mission of Hope Rivenburg who is the Widon of slain Trucker Jason Rivenburg.

On the “Channel 19 blogspot” , you can watch a You Tube Video I made with Todd when he caught up to me in Nashville.

Remember that Hope Rivenburg is pursuing “Jason’s Law” to benefit the entire trucking community despite the fact that her Husband is never coming home.

Let’s quit with the pissing match and help her out.

At this time, there is only 1 GOP signed onto this bill which is a Trust to benefit Safe Trucker Parking.

There are lots of other groups vying for these transportation funds so please GET INVOLVED, someone is getting this money and it may not be Truckers unless YOU help out.

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The Tao of the Folgers Coffee Pot

I just returned from Las Vegas, Nevada where I attended “The Great West Truck Show”.

I met a few people from Twitter that I already knew and few new people who were presenting innovative products into the trucking industry.  I look forward to chatting more about these folks later and hope I see them again at the Dallas Show in August.

My trip to Las Vegas had a personal nature as well; I used to have a home there.

When I returned to Texas, which is where my  Truck was having the A/C fixed, I found myself wondering about human nature as I often do, Ego, Pride, Narcissism, Greed, Dishonesty, and Hostility.

Waiting for the repair to be complete, I paused in my company terminal, rather distracted but found myself fixed an old Folgers coffee pot that had been set aside from the others. (more…)

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Getting involved is much easier if you know where to start. I just spent some time today contacting my Representative with this Easy Link

I simply put in my State and Zip Code and I got the contact information I need to get involved and ask my Represetative to Support “Jason’s Law” HR 2156 for more Safe Trucker Parking.

Can you take a few minutes and get involved too?

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“Jason’s Law” what is it?

Well, a funny thing happened to me on the way through Virginia mid March 2009.

I was “tweeting” one afternoon, minding my own business when I looked at my PDA Twitter Screen and it asked me, “What are you doing?” I replied:  “I’m at a fuel stop in Max Meadows, Virginia”

Well, low and behold I got a barrage of @Replies from Tweeples commenting about Virginia and the very hot topic of VDOT closing rest areas.

I didn’t have the time or the knowledge BUT, I did need to find a spot to park for the night so I agreed to comment the following day and document what I saw & what I heard that night.

The following day I sent a series of emails and pictures to whoever could use the information better than I could to help raise awareness that what VDOT was proposing was a serious public safety issue.

I had recently joined OOIDA and had corresponded through Twitter with @Land_Line_Mag to find relevant articles on the Virginia matter. (more…)

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Everything happened so fast I have not had a chance to tell you all about Karma.

Happy Stretch

Happy Stretch

Here’s the deal!

My company has a terminal close to Dallas, Texas and a few months ago I had seen a white dog hanging around, she just sat in front of the guard shack.

Everywhere around the terminal there were signs that said “Don’t feed the stray”. I asked the guard where she came from and he told me that she had puppies and had turned up last winter begging for food. He said he believed the puppies, now about 7 months old still lived on the other side of the fence in the adjacent junkyard. In fact, on my last visit to our terminal he told me he still sees them from time to time.

The mama dog, for some reason stayed at the guard shack, she just wouldn’t leave. Whenever the guard got up to check in the trucks, she got up and stood next to him. When he opened the gate, she herded the trucks in and returned to the doorway. When he made his rounds to do inventories of trailers she followed him and stopped when he stopped. (more…)

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                     CRST Sexual Harassment Case

I am disturbed but glad at the same time that some women are coming forward to speak about what is happening in the trucking industry to female students.

The  35 cases of sexual harrassment at CRST is just the tip of the iceberg but the tenacity to keep the story under wraps is precisely why I wrote my student trucker story on “Ask the Trucker” .

People outside the trucking community who have read my story “A Day in the Life of a Lady Trucker” have been shocked, while people inside the trucking community can ussually add 10-15 chapters of horror story material of their own. (more…)

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This is why I Support Texas Bill HB 2932 & SB 1558

Another twist of fate occurred while I have been trying to finish my student trucker story on “Ask the Trucker “ in a section created for me called,  A Day in the Life of a Lady Trucker .

In December 2008 I received a notification from Dallas Police Headquarters that my DNA was matched to the man who raped me in front of my small children in 1989.

Some of the difficulties I had from that crime were from the way it was mishandled by DPD in the eighties. I just last month learned more about the man who did this cowardly act.

At the time, the organizational structure I reported to and sought assistance from failed me and I did not trust them.

I carried a lot of bitterness toward this organization until about 6 years ago when I saw a woman on CNN speaking about how she took the initiative to follow up on her own rape case with the Dallas Police Department. As it turned out, a suspect was apprehended who was a radio personality and serial rapist. I learned later that Dallas, Texas had a rash of separate serial rapes that occurred in the eighties.

I was motivated to take control of my bitterness, so I called Dallas Police headquarters and with relative ease made contact with a Sergeant who listened to my story and my hostility. (more…)

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