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Are all these changes good for the trucking industry?
The new Hours-of-Service rules, texting and cell phone laws, the CSA, and my personal nemesis and eternal torturer of my soul, Electronic Logbooks, all claim to make the trucking industry safer. But do they? Let’s take a look at that. We’ll … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry Tagged Break, Cell Phone Laws, Complete List, CSA, divine rulers, Flickr, hearts, hour, hours of service rules, Hours-of-Service, new hours of service rules, overnight rest, Periods, personal nemesis, point, Puppies, service changes, sessions, terminal time, texting, time, Torturer, truck accidents, Trucking, trucking industry 7 Comments
Strike Three! – FMCSA, You’re Outta There!
The primary mission of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. The FMCSA was established as a separate administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on January … Continue reading
Posted in conservative trucking, trucking news Tagged American Trucking Association, American Trucking Associations, commercial motor vehicles, driver fatigue, Federal, federal motor carrier, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, FMCSA, Good Year, Hours-of-Service, improvement act, motor, motor carrier safety, motor carrier safety administration, professional truck drivers, safety, safety group, Safety Improvement, Strike, Third Strike, transportation dot, truck, trucking industry, two strikes, U.S. Department 1 Comment
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 3 Comments
ATA Responds to Fallacious Claims About Safety in the Trucking Industry
American Trucking Associations (ATA) President Bill Graves issued the following statement responding to fallacious claims about the safety of the trucking industry: “For years we’ve seen a number of organizations proselytize about the dangers posed by the trucking industry. These … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry Tagged American Trucking Associations, Bill Graves, concerned citizens, Crash Rates, Economic Recovery, fatality, Grief, highway safety, highways, hostage, Hours-of-Service, injury crashes, Point Safety, President Bill, Railroad Industry, safety agenda, safety groups, shippers, trucking industry, trucking safety Leave a comment
If Mexican Trucks want to Operate in the US – Let them pay for their Own EOBRs
And the saga continues. First in 1995 the US and Mexico started a pilot program to allow Mexican trucks to travel throughout the US delivering loads brought in from Mexico. The US trucks were allowed to do the same in … Continue reading
Posted in conservative trucking Tagged American Safety, commercial drivers, driver fatigue, Electronic Device, federal motor carrier, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, FMCSA, Hours-of-Service, Mexican government, mexican truckers, Mexican Trucks, motor carrier safety, motor carrier safety administration, pilot program, slap in the face, time drivers, transportation dot, trucking companies, trucking industry, us trucks 1 Comment
Anne Ferro:”This is Why US-Taxpayers and American Truck Drivers need to Foot The Bill for EOBRs for Mexican Trucks”
Ever since the announcement of the “new cross-border deal” with Mexico, and upon finding out that US taxpayers and truck drivers would be paying for the Electronic on-board Recorders (EOBR) for the Mexican trucks. The question of “why” are we … Continue reading
Posted in conservative trucking Tagged agency, Annual Meeting, cost, cross border, federal motor carrier, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, ferro, FMCSA, Free Trade Agreement, hours of service rules, Hours-of-Service, Mexican, Mexican Trucks, motor carrier safety, motor carrier safety administration, North American Free Trade Agreement, pilot program, safety, salt on the wound, Slap Face, slap in the face, taxpayers, Truck Drivers, Truckload Carriers Association, way 1 Comment
Truckers: Be heard on the proposed HOS changes
I’m known as the king of a few things. The Evil Overlord calls me the King of Cheese. I’m guessing it’s because of my love of Sharp Cheddar. Yea. That’s gotta be it. I’m also the King of Justification. With enough … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry Tagged accidents, amp, Brilliance, character limit, Cheese, evil overlord, good reason, hard style, hour, Hours-of-Service, Justification, king of procrastination, limit, percentages, reason, service, service changes, sorry butt, stupid decisions, Tendency, Today, truckers, trucks, Twitter, yea 6 Comments
Bipartisan Group Calls For Abandonment of proposed HOS Changes
A bipartisan group of Congressmen and Senators have called on the Obama administration to abandon its hours-of-service proposal and retain the current, effective safety rules. Well, finally seems a few in Washington are waking up. “The rules currently in place … Continue reading
Posted in trucking news Tagged Abandonment, American Trucking Associations, Bill Graves, bipartisan group, group, Hard Evidence, high speed rail, hours of service rules, Hours-of-Service, industry compliance, injury crashes, letter, Lows, motor carrier, number, Ray LaHood, safety performance, Safety Record, Safety Rules, service proposal, Transportation Secretary, Trucking, trucking industry, unprecedented rate 3 Comments
Ray TheHood RINO does not get it
It is obvious when one reads the United States Department of Transportation Secretary – Ray LaHood’s blog that he does not get it. Ray TheHood is a perfect example of what a REAL RINO (Republican In Name Only) is. Why … Continue reading
Posted in conservative trucking Tagged Amtrak, C Grade, Construction Worker, cronies, energy grid, federal motor carrier, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, getting a job, high speed rail, Hours-of-Service, job, libtard, motor carrier safety, motor carrier safety administration, percent, Ray LaHood, Republican, republican party, RINO, Transportation Secretary, trucking industry, unemployment, united states department, United States Department of Transportation, work Leave a comment
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