Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor, Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Letters: Proud to Be a Retired Professional Truck Driver,

I am a proud retired professional driver with more than 44 years and 5.3 million accident-free miles behind the wheel.

March 7, 2016
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Toll Plan, Drivers and Large Fleets

Weight is a roadway’s enemy. Heavier weight requires thicker pavements, longer curves, reduced grades and more substantial bridges. These truths cannot be disputed; the construction standards associated with each item substantially increases the initial cost of the roadway network.

February 29, 2016
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Restart, Deregulate HOS

Federal agencies and the trucking industry both recognize the health and welfare of commercial motor vehicle drivers is imperative to protecting public safety. But as you would expect, there is disagreement over the means to achieve this end.

February 22, 2016
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Get the Language Straight for ELDs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration needs to suspend promulgation of electronic logging devices, or ELDs, and reopen the comment period due to fatal flaws stemming from contradicting language in the rule’s wording.

January 11, 2016
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Nonpreventable Crashes and Predictability

I disagree with the conclusion that removing nonpreventable crashes will result in significant changes in carriers’ CSA Crash Indicator BASIC percentile scores.

December 7, 2015
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Thanks for Helping Train Technicians

The Diesel Equipment Technology program at Northeastern Junior College in Colorado has come a long way in the four years that I have been teaching here. It went from two graduates to about 14.

November 23, 2015
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Highway Trust Fund Needs Robust Fix

President Obama recently signed into law a patchwork bill extending funding for the Highway Trust Fund.

November 16, 2015
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Government Regs vs. Marketplace Control

The transportation industry is awash with mandates, legislation and limits imposed by lawmakers and regulators.

October 26, 2015
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Oldest Continuous TT Reader

I consider myself to be the oldest continuous reader of Transport Topics.

October 19, 2015
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Central States Pension Fund’s Shortfall

The best way I know to add perspective to the Central States Pension Fund’s shortfall is to look as far back as the 1980s, when every time the union got a raise, management got a “compression raise” in addition to performance and cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, raises.

October 12, 2015

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