Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters to the Editor: Drivers Deserve Our Thanks Every Day; Knowing Your Drivers Cultivates Success

I would like to extend a very special and warm “Thank You” to all the men and women who keep America’s economy moving, 24/7/365.

September 14, 2015
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: CDL Examiners; Herald Smith

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August 17, 2015
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: No Need for Adding Road-Fund Patches

I agree there is no consensus on how to raise the money needed — probably $1.5 trillion to $2 trillion over 10 years — to fund rebuilding and enhancing our bridges and roads. It’s very clear that increasing fuel taxes won’t pass political muster.

August 10, 2015
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Technology Overload

There is so much written about the benefits of onboard technology, such as the Opinion piece “Maximizing Benefits of Onboard Technology”, that the articles sound like sales pitches for onboard technology manufacturers.

August 3, 2015
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Missouri DOT’s Misplaced Priorities

This is in response to your article “Missouri to Solicit Innovative Means of Upgrading I-70” (7-6, ttnews.com).

July 27, 2015
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Change the Basis for Ranking Logistics 50

I take exception to your methodology in ranking logistics companies. I grant that it is tough to compare apples to oranges to bananas, which is what is required to compare dedicated fleet providers to warehouse and distribution center providers to managed transportation providers, brokers and air and ocean freight forwarders.

June 8, 2015
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Driverless Vehicles; New Highway Taxes?

The analyst in the Bloomberg News story, “Driverless Vehicles May Cut US Auto Sales by 40%, Analyst Says”, evidently assumed that autonomous vehicles would have to travel farther to account for deadhead miles to get to and from each person being served.

June 1, 2015
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Safety Streak; and Why Drivers Quit

This week's letters look at an impressive safety streak, and why drivers quit.

March 2, 2015
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Training New Drivers; Fuel-Price Volatility

I just finished watching the LiveOnWeb panel discussion about the driver shortage, and I appreciated how you looked at a very complex problem, packaging issues together that definitely affect driver retention and hiring.

February 23, 2015
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Doing More to Recruit Drivers

Last year brought some great gifts to trucking — higher rates, dropping fuel prices, increased tonnage and hours-of-service relief, to name a few. The one item that trucking did not get in 2014 was an increased driver pool. I think we all know this problem will haunt trucking for many years to come.

February 16, 2015

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