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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 10 Comments
Who’s a trucker?
No, seriously. That’s a real question. Does just driving a truck make you a trucker? Or is there something more to it? Sorry, I realize I didn’t put a quiz on your syllabus, but hey, that’s the nature of the … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry Tagged Cb, co driver, conscious decision, evil overlord, Family Friends, friend alan, gum, job, manliness, Mascara, NASCAR, nascar drivers, pop quiz, road, Stereotype, Syllabus, truck, Truck Drivers, trucker, truckers, Trucking, tw, Twitter, way 7 Comments
Where is the Outrage – Mexican Trucks are coming to a State Near you
I have written on this subject several times – but where is the outrage? Mexican trucks are coming to the U.S. very soon – quite likely before the end of the month. Calls, and or letters/faxes need to be sent … Continue reading
Posted in conservative trucking, trucking news Tagged bus drivers, commercial drivers, Electronic Device, Environmental Issues, federal motor carrier, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, FMCSA, idea, Mexican Trucks, motor, motor carrier safety, motor carrier safety administration, number, ooida, pilot program, Regulatory Regime, Roadways, safety and security, security, security concerns, Todd Spencer, transportation dot, Trucking, trucking industry, us trucks 3 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
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
Road Safe America – Here are some facts for you
It seems like everywhere you turn in the trucking industry somebody is trying to regulate you, or make you pay more money. The trucking industry is overly regulated in the United States. Instead of wanting to fix the problem, most … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry Tagged common sense, confusion, different things, governor, job, little bit, Lost, money, Road America, RSA, Safe, safety advocates, safety group, safety groups, safety safety, speed, speed governors, tractor trailer, truck, truckers, Trucking, trucking industry, trucks, United States, Washington D C 3 Comments
Time for Unity! Enough is Enough! Time to Show the FMCSA We Mean Business……..Letter Writers Commence
This is re-posted with the permission of @trkrsvoice. This industry has to listen, and adhere to, at best a shady governmental group. Scratch that, groups. The first group is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). They are awesome at … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry Tagged Bribes, business letter, Federal, federal motor carrier, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, FMCSA, government transparency, governmental group, letter writers, motor, motor carrier safety, motor carrier safety administration, Oos, outdated rules, president reagan, Salt Lake City, Smart Man, State, state dot, Street Signs, Strike, Strobes, Trucking, True Issues 3 Comments
The Lies, Trash-Talking, and Threats need to Stop
Firstly, let me say that this will be the very last time that I ever post on this ridiculous trend. I want to bring everyone up-to-date on what has been going on for over a year. You may or may … Continue reading