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Attention Truckers – Contact Congress to Support Defazio’s Detention Bill
Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) introduced a bill, H.R. 756, in the House of Representatives to address the problem of excessive wait times for trucks at shipping and receiving facilities. Otherwise known as “detention time,” this is an issue truckers have continually … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry Tagged attention truckers, Bill, Co Sponsors, dear colleague, Detention, Detention Time, donating their time, federal motor carrier, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, FMCSA, highway safety, Hours-of-Service, issue, Maximum Numbers, members of the house of representatives, motor carrier safety, motor carrier safety administration, pervasive problem, peter defazio, shippers, study, Todd Spencer, TOGETHER, Wait Times, wastes resources 2 Comments
EOBRs, Fatigued Driving, Drowsey Driving – What is all this?
Since there is a big uproar starting now that Obama has announced an agreement with Mexico over the now controversial cross-border program, which will allow Mexican trucks access to US highways again. In 1995 the US and Mexico started a … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry Tagged American Safety, american tax payers, Bill, border program, Driving, Electronic, fatigue, Mexican government, Mexican Trucks, omnibus appropriations bill, pilot program, Ray LaHood, representative ron, Roadways, Ron Kirk, safety and security, Safety Standards, security concerns, truck, Truck Drivers, trucking companies, trucking industry, united states trade representative, uproar, us trucks 1 Comment
Kansas – Motorcycles OK to Run Red Lights
Okay, so I thought I had heard all the ludicrous laws that these “lawmakers” could make. I thought they would have learned by now, but below is an article that proves most of these “lawmakers” are asinine. Now they just … Continue reading
Posted in trucking news Tagged asinine, bikers, Bikes, Bill, Brotherhood, Death, Discretion, intersections, kansas lawmakers, ludicrous laws, motorcycle riders, Motorcycles, motorcyclist, Period Of Time, perpetuity, proposal, Red, red light, Sensors, Signals, STUPID, stupid idea, totalitarian enactments, Tundra, wrongful death lawsuits Leave a comment
Time to Explain the Myths about SETA – Heavier Weight for Tractor Trailers
This is beginning to really make me mad. These fools that are pushing the government to allow states to “raise” the legal weight limits for tractor-trailers – actually believe it will be safer and more fuel efficient. There is no-way … Continue reading
Posted in trucking news Tagged advocates, axle trucks, Bill, common sense, Competitive Edge, critical opportunity, director john, Executive Director, FOOLS, heavy truck, Inefficiency, motorists, Myths, paper, percent, rig, sense ideas, SETA, shippers, shipping standards, tractor trailers, transportation act, truck, truck space, trucking industry 1 Comment
Cross Border Trucking with Mexico means more US Jobs LOST
Obama signed the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which included a provision to end the Department of Transportation’s trucking project. Which was supposed to allow 100 Mexican carriers to do business beyond the border zone in the United States, and a … Continue reading
Posted in conservative trucking Tagged Bill, border, border zone, Bush administration, celadon group inc, Chief Executive Officer, Cross, cross border, imports and exports, job creation, Mexican Trucks, omnibus appropriations bill, Ray LaHood, Recent Article, safety, Secretary of Transportation, steve russell, stimulus, Theissen, truck, Truck Drivers, trucking industry, trucking jobs, unemployment rate, united states secretary of transportation Leave a comment
Unfriendly States Cities – How are you going to get your Freight?
This is something that really gets my blood boiling. There are not many trucker friendly places left in the United States. Of course the Northeast has never been trucker friendly as far as getting around the different Cities in the … Continue reading
Posted in conservative trucking Tagged Bill, common sense, Factories, freight, freight container, law, motor vehicle, motorists, news site, Northeast, occupational safety and health, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, occupational safety and health administration osha, other vehicles, Restraints, Sn, snow and ice, state of new jersey, thumper, trailer, truck cab, Truck Drivers, trucker, trucks, United States 1 Comment
ATA Supports Heavier Trucks And Mexican Trucks
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) strongly supports the “Safe and Efficient Transportation ACT (SETA) of 2010, S. 3705, introduced Aug. 4 by U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Herb Kohl (D-Wisc.). The legislation will allow the operation … Continue reading
Posted in trucking news Tagged American Trucking Associations, Association, axle trucks, Bill, herb kohl, highway, interstate highway system, lee ermey, mike crapo, r lee ermey, weight, wheel, wheel applications Leave a comment
Heavier Weights – Safer, More Fuel Savings, Environmentally Friendly
What are these people thinking? The Safe and Efficient Transportation Act is a bill to allow a state to authorize the operation of a vehicle with a maximum gross weight (including enforcement tolerances) in excess of certain federal weight limitations … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Bill, fatality rate, fuel savings, highway, interstate highway system, maximum gross weight, Savings, tandem axle, traffic deaths, transportation act, truck accidents, vehicle, weight Leave a comment
Obama Administration get your Priorities Right
When will this country’s leaders get their priorities right? This is not a game, and you are not allowed to make the rules up as we go along. I watched the so-called leader of this country address the nation last … Continue reading
Posted in conservative trucking Tagged alternative energy, Bill, catastrophe, country address, distribution plants, energy bill, libs, nation, new energy, oil spill, site, spending money, Transportation 1 Comment
Hauling More Weight Safer More Fuel Efficient – Says Who
How is allowing an 80,000 pound vehicle to haul 97,000 pounds “suppose” to be safer, let alone “more fuel efficient?” Well, believe it or not there is a bill right now being pushed upon congress to allow states to increase … Continue reading