Government in trucking
Timothy R Harris

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1 Jan 13, 2013
I would like to get the federal Government out of the trucking industry all together,also get rid of the dot.Because these to parts are part of the Goverment.AND all the Government is doing is stealing money from the trucking indusry.I DROVE OVER THE ROAD for almost 40 years and each and every I saw changes come to the trucking indusrty.AND NOW THE TRUCKNG INDUSTRY SUCKS.Because all you have on the road today is a bunch of streeing wheel holders that do not even care about the Job.AND THEN YOU have one nite wonders that come out of truck driving schools.that charge to much money for nothing schoos like Road MASTERS TRUCK DRVING SCHOOL IN FLORIDA WERE YOU CAN GET A CDL IN 13 DAYS.THEY GIVE YOU ONE WEEK IN THE CLASS ROOM TO TEACH YOU PAPER WORK.AND 3days to learn about inspections2more days in the class room for your final exam for your CDL AND 1Hour of behind the wheel for your driving test.I Think They should get rid of all truck driving schools because They do not teach aything about all weather driving and they do not taech drivers to drie in traffic.AND THE BIGGEST THIG THAT They do not teach drivers is how to drive on ice and snow and how to drive in the mountans in all kinds of weather.SO IF The Government wants to be in the trucking business then make it a Law to get rid of all trucking schools.
jose

Godwin, NC

#2 Jan 13, 2013
If you don,t have a black box the government will require one by 2015, no more stretchingthe log books

“Life is just a Moment, njoy it”

Since: Jan 07

Nekoosa, Wisconsin

#3 Jan 14, 2013
I don't believe the Gov-Mint is the problem, Thank God the Federal Gov-mint is in the trucking industry!!!

Can you imagine in this me, me, me, world today if they weren't involed?

You would have every city and county cop pulling over trucks writing bogus speeding tickets and portable scales would be everywhere, so thank god we're under the State's jurisdiction!!!

Plus, you think there's crappy trucks on the road now,
imagine for a second no GOV-MINT, WOW.

My opinion is not the Gov-mint, it's Big Oil and Insurance and the Big Bankters that run the trucking industry, who do you think owns truckstops?

Where do you have to go and park and eat?(truckstops)
Truck drivers should be able go anywhere and spend their money (BUZZER) wrong, Big Oil wants you in the truckstops.

Trucking Schools are fine if they don't lie to the students about trucking, Most of them do.

“Life is just a Moment, njoy it”

Since: Jan 07

Nekoosa, Wisconsin

#4 Jan 15, 2013
Most places would love to have truckers shop at their stores,truckers spend alot of money, but their Insurance will not cover them unless they have spaces for at least 10 or more trucks. SO
Up go the signs that say, LOL you know the ones,

NO TRUCK PARKING, NO SEMI'S ALLOWED, ABSOLUTELY NO TRUCK
PARKING.

They could get in alot of trouble with their insurance if something happens.

Most of us really enjoyed pulling into a Wal+Mart parking lot or a Menards to rest, but the newer ones don't own the parking lots anymore someone else leases it to them and they don't want trucks there because their insurance rate would go much higher.
Wild bill

Godwin, NC

#5 Jan 22, 2013
TANGLEFOOT wrote:
I don't believe the Gov-Mint is the problem, Thank God the Federal Gov-mint is in the trucking industry!!!
Can you imagine in this me, me, me, world today if they weren't involed?
You would have every city and county cop pulling over trucks writing bogus speeding tickets and portable scales would be everywhere, so thank god we're under the State's jurisdiction!!!
Plus, you think there's crappy trucks on the road now,
imagine for a second no GOV-MINT, WOW.
My opinion is not the Gov-mint, it's Big Oil and Insurance and the Big Bankters that run the trucking industry, who do you think owns truckstops?
Where do you have to go and park and eat?(truckstops)
Truck drivers should be able go anywhere and spend their money (BUZZER) wrong, Big Oil wants you in the truckstops.
Trucking Schools are fine if they don't lie to the students about trucking, Most of them do.
about 10 years ago money was inserted in a bill specifically for more rest areas for truckers as a safety issue.truck stop owners lobbied congress and got it removed to protect their businesses profits

“Life is just a Moment, njoy it”

Since: Jan 07

Nekoosa, Wisconsin

#6 Jan 23, 2013
Wild bill wrote:
<quoted text>about 10 years ago money was inserted in a bill specifically for more rest areas for truckers as a safety issue.truck stop owners lobbied congress and got it removed to protect their businesses profits
That's why I hate trucking;
we have to feed to many people.
I don't know weather to chuckle or cry everytime I hear an Owner Operator
bragg about the $160K he made last year not telling that he was only able to keep $11000.00 of it if he's lucky.

Truckstops??? LOL, what a joke, Most don't care if we eat there or not now that most of the Resturants are gone.
Truckstops make their money from leasing space to "Vendors", if we try to ramm it up the truckstops a$$ by shopping at Wal+Mart they laugh because we only hurt the Vendors, all their contracts have contingency clauses in them, One of them is; Whatever they can't sell they don't have to buy, So always check the expiration date on everything at a truckstop, Most people are in such a hurry and so hungry they never check. Maybe some don't even care. I catch-em all the time just to be a smart a$$.(ha-ha)

They really get people with the 2 for 1 deals, you really have to watch those. Hot Dogs and Buns are usually out of date.

“Life is just a Moment, njoy it”

Since: Jan 07

Nekoosa, Wisconsin

#7 Jan 23, 2013
Also that's why you move in a truckstop without bumping into to something, the more space they can lease the more money they make.
They don't give a HOOT about the drivers.

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