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Time to Put the Myths and Fictional stats to Rest – Let the Investigation’s Begin
For years the trucking industry has had to listen to all this hype about fatigued driving, and what should be done about it. We have seen a few changes in the Hours-of-Service (HOS), we have seen more and more regulations … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry Tagged Dangerous Work, Department of Transportation, driving time, federal motor carrier, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, FMCSA, Hours-of-Service, lane highways, logbook, motor carrier safety, motor carrier safety administration, number, rest areas, sniffing drugs, speed limits, status, study, taking pills, transportation dot, Truck Drivers, Truck Stops, Trucking, trucking industry, U.S. Department, Vehicle Inspections Leave a comment
More of the same from Department of Transportation in 2011
With 2010 being labeled as the year to forget, because of the most idiotic rules and regulations that have ever been forced upon trucking in general. I thought with a new year – 2011 – things would change a little, … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry Tagged cmv drivers, crashes, Department of Transportation, different companies, FMCSA, Good Intentions, highway, hldi, HUGE, iihs, insurance institute for highway safety, misleading report, misses, professional drivers, professional truck drivers, public opinion polls, Ray LaHood, safety, Secretary, Secretary of Transportation, total, transportation infrastructure, transportation institute, Virginia Tech, vtti Leave a comment
BREAKING NEWS: The Government Lies!
Who would of thought that the government would lie to the people to get their way? I would have never thought that they would turn to cheating to get what they wanted. It really breaks my heart to learn of … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry, trucking news Tagged American Trucking Associations, Bill Graves, Department of Transportation, different story, driver fatigue, factor, fatality, fatigue, federal motor carrier, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, FMCSA, Hours-of-Service, imagination, motor carrier safety, motor carrier safety administration, President Bill, professional truck drivers, Public Poll, safety, Safety Record, texting, Today, truck, trucking association, trucking industry Leave a comment
Educating the Public – Tips for Driving around Tractor Trailers
I thought we would try to start 2011 off the right way. The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Association (FMCSA) along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) all seem to think that adding more … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry Tagged axles, Crash Rates, Department of Transportation, fatality, federal motor carrier, FMCSA, highway traffic safety, Inkling, national highway traffic, national highway traffic safety, national highway traffic safety administration, national highway traffic safety administration nhtsa, NHTSA, tractor trailer, tractor trailers, traffic safety administration, transportation dot, Truck Drivers, truckers, trucking industry 2 Comments
Keeping a Watchful Eye on the Trucking Industry
As another year has passed us by, I will continue to act as a “watchdog” for the trucking industry. Last year was an unbelievable year for nonsensical rules and regulations that were forced upon the trucking industry. I wonder what … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry, trucking news Tagged bicycle paths, Bicyclist, billions of dollars, construction projects, Department of Transportation, FMCSA, Gusher, high speed rail, hour, motor carriers, parking, rest areas, road taxes, safety, safety administration, Secretary of Transportation, speed limiters, stimulus, Transportation, Truck Drivers, truckers, trucking industry, Watchdog, watchful eye 1 Comment
Truckers: DOT we are not little kids – STOP treating us this way
Where are all these supposed “trucking advocates” at? Why are they not jumping up and down over these cell phone and texting laws? Professional truck drivers are not little kids – like the United States Department Of Transportation treats them. … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry, trucking news Tagged back bone, cdl drivers, cell, cell phone while driving, clue, Department of Transportation, FOOLS, highways, little kids, ludicrous laws, Morons, other vehicles, parking, phone, professional truck drivers, texting, Transportation Industry, truck, truckers, Trucking, united states department, United States Department of Transportation, United States of America, UPS, usdot 9 Comments
LaHood: TIGER II Grants Removing Trucks From Highways
The mission statement for the Department of Transportation says it is to ensure a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people. It is … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry, trucking news Tagged allotment, benefit, Closer Look, Department of Transportation, federal salaries, Gop, gop candidates, grant, high speed rail, highways, hundreds of ways, LaHood, mission statement, President, quality of life, reason, republicans, Roadways, Secretary of Transportation, Tax Dollars, thursday morning, tiger ii, transportation system, vital national interests 1 Comment