This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending November 7, 2020.
We welcome your comments, thoughts and feedback on the items of your choice below.
In my opinion, "finally some liberty prevails" was the key phrase in a November 5, 2020, article about how California's controversial AB 5 was overturned on Election day by Proposition 22.
The article states (emphases added) that Proposition 22:
From other articles I've read, it was apparent that at least 3 of the gig economy companies were prepared to move out of California if Proposition 22 did not pass!
In other words, the entrepreneurial spirit in these companies was not going to be stifled! Yay!
Lawmakers who were supposedly concerned about the "rights of workers" to get certain employer-provided benefits -- and put AB5 into place -- were not listening to those in the gig economy who:
In my opinion, those lawmakers who tried to limit (or take away) the freedom of the people were acting in a blatantly unbiblical and unconstitutional manner.
The Biblical model is for people to work with their own hands for their sustenance:
Amendment XIV: Section 1 (emphasis added):
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
However, now that Proposition 22 has passed, the people have spoken and this measure of freedom can continue.
Other articles about how Proposition 22 may affect the trucking industry include:
I look forward to reading more about wins for gig economy workers -- especially professional truck drivers -- in the days to come!
Watch for freebies, discounts and special sales like this for military personnel and veterans:
I am sharing these articles as a courtesy so that you may stay on top of this and contact your elected officials:
Learn from these accidents and seek to prevent them from happening to you and others:
Remember that back in 2016, I named November 8 as "Low Clearance Awareness Day."
My offer of a reward about a specific low clearance is still outstanding.
In the name of Truck-Drivers-Money-Saving-Tips.com, I will give a $50 Amazon.com gift card to
Protect yourself and your rig; don't do these things:
Never haul illegal drugs!
Watch out for things like this and protect yourself:
These are some of the most recent articles about the economy, as it affects the trucking industry:
My husband Mike and I wish you -- and all professional truck drivers -- safe travels and lots of money saving opportunities on the road.