June 2012

Overdrive Magazine | Trucking Business News & Owner Operator Info

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U.S. (Continued from Page 16) TRUCKER JAILED IN MEXICO Demco Express driver Jabin Akeem Bogan faces charges on smuggling ammunition into Mexico after he missed his exit in El Paso and wound up in a lane designated for Juarez, Chihuahua. Mexican authorities imprisoned Bogan April 16 for entering the country with 268,000 rounds of ammunition bound for Phoenix. The 27-year old Dallas resident said a law enforcement officer told him he could continue on the Bridge of the Americas, then do a U-turn and return to El Paso. Bogan could face up to 30 years in prison on smuggling charges. He is receiving a swell of support in the U.S., though, from fellow truckers and a congressman. Daniel Fuller of Hotels4Truckers. com started the FreeJabin. com website to provide information and contacts to express support. Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas) said April 27 he wants to "work with the Mexicans to develop a process to deal with individuals who inadvertently enter the bridge lanes and end up in Mexico." Carlos Spector, known for his asylum and immigration litigation, is representing Bogan. — Staff reports on mitigating the use of EOBRs to harass drivers that provides suggestions to FMCSA. The document contained information the agency should explore in any rulemaking on EOBRs for hours of service compliance. Harassment issues relative to electronic logs cover driver relationships with law enforcement personnel and carriers, tilting heavily toward the latter and favoring drivers' positions in certain instances. — Staff reports Performance Enhancer (Relax, this one's perfectly legal) – – FREE Howes Deluxe when you purchase 3 bottles of Howes Products Visit www.howeslube.com for details or call 1-800 GET HOWES Offer ends: 9/30/12, available while supplies last. Shower Bag Toiletries not included. Professional Grade Performance Since 1920 JUNE 2012 OVERDRIVE 17 Circle 172 on Reader Service Card or visit overdrive.hotims.com

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