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Week of September 13, 2020

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ATA Celebrates Drivers During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

The American Trucking Associations, along with the industry as a whole, began its week-long celebration of the 3.6 million commercial truck drivers who are the focus of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
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Rhode Island truck-only tolls staying in effect for now

The suit challenging the tolls was first brought by a group that included not only the ATA but gasoline retailer Cumberland Farms, M&M Transport Services and the now-defunct LTL carrier New England Motor Freight. The named defendant is Peter Alviti, director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, as well as the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. Earlier attempts by both sides to have the case ended through declarative judgments have failed. 
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Highlights from National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

                                    #NTDAW at Florida Trucking Association

Recognition from:
Governor Ron DeSantis
U.S. Senator Rick Scott
Attorney General Ashley Moody
Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis
FL Senate President-Designate Wilton Simpson
FL Secretary of Transportation Kevin Thibault
Florida College System
Florida Alliance to End Human Trafficking
Associated Industries of Florida
FL Republican Candidate Michelle Salzman
Florida Sunburn online journal
Florida Last Call online journal
The Southern Group
   FTA Social Media Engagements (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn):
+ 62,153

Safety Advocates, Teamsters Challenge Hours of Service Changes  

Less than two weeks before revised hours of service rules are set to take effect, a coalition of safety groups and the Teamsters union have challenged them in court. Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Parents Against Tired Truckers, and Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways filed a petition Sept. 16 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seeking to invalidate the rule. The parties are represented by Public Citizen Litigation Group.

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Trucking Targets 'Nuclear' Verdicts 

The trucking industry is making gains in its fight against the plaintiffs bar and the increasing size of jury verdicts levied against motor carriers, but those in the trenches say the battle is not over.


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Sally, now tropical storm, brings 'catastrophic' flooding, 'sever widespread damage' after Alabama landfall 

Extensive flooding and dozens of rescues were reported along the Gulf Coast on Wednesday morning after Hurricane Sally roared ashore in Alabama, bringing torrential rain that threatens to spread further inland.

*Please note: I-10 and Highway 90 in Florida have reopened*

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CARE Act Main Street Lending Program
US Government COVID Funding For the Trucking, Transport, Logistics and Warehousing Sector Companies-  Critical New Information on PPP  
Monday September 21, 2:00 PM Eastern

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