Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor, Business, Fuel

Letters: D.C.’s Diesel Ban

These Letters to the Editor appear in the Dec. 23 & 30 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

December 23, 2013
Letters to the Editor, Business, Safety, Government

Letters: Size, Weight in Texas, Stormy Weather, Pilot, Double Brokering

Dear Motor Carriers and Shippers:   In an effort to keep you informed of state legislative changes in Texas that could potentially affect your business, I am sending you this letter as a courtesy.

November 11, 2013
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Truck Graphics, Middle Management

We enjoyed your great feature on members of the trucking industry who utilize graphics to promote their services, but thought we would be remiss if we did not take the opportunity to share the efforts Werner Enterprises has undertaken to recruit members of the armed forces to our team.

October 14, 2013
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Turnover, Too Many Movies

Over the past few decades, we’ve done ourselves a significant injustice in the trucking industry by not paying attention to the changes happening around us as they relate to recruiting drivers and owner-operators.

October 7, 2013
Letters to the Editor, Business, Safety, Government

Letters: Hours of Service, Not Enough Facilities, New Freight Rules, 34-Hour Restart

These Letters to the Editor appear in the Sept. 16 print edition of Transport Topics. Click here to subscribe today.

Hours of Service

September 16, 2013
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Bill’s Target: Trucking, Rest Stop Risk

Raising liability minimums at this time is shortsighted, has nothing whatsoever to do with safety or fairness and should not be considered seriously. What we need today is tort reform, not escalation of corporate liability.

August 12, 2013
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: MAP-21, Brokering

The intent of the language in MAP-21 was to clarify that motor carriers need separate brokerage authority and the subsequent bonding requirement to legally broker freight.

August 5, 2013
Letters to the Editor, Government, Safety

Letters: Wheel Covers, Illegal Brokering, Taxation Fairness

Reading the July 15 article titled “Carriers Say Wheel Covers Cut Fuel Costs By Making Vehicles More Aerodynamic” raised a flag with my safety sense. Working for a fleet safety firm, we conduct fleet inspections and compliance review audits for carriers looking to improve/maintain their safety performance and scores for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

July 29, 2013
Letters to the Editor, Fuel

Letters: A Helpful Suggestion, Our Tax Dollars

The two highest costs for most trucking companies are fuel and driver labor (not always in that order). When it comes to fuel, most industry companies find relief through surcharges, which allow them to bill shippers for pump prices above a baseline per-gallon cost.

July 8, 2013
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: One-Stop Shop

Local permits: Perhaps no two words in the world of oversize/overweight permitting cause more consternation to carriers and local officials.

June 24, 2013

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