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Letters to the Editor, Government

Letters: CSA Scores, Trucking & Racism

In connection with recent requests by American Trucking Associations and others to release the detailed study information used to develop the Compliance, Safety, Accountability scoring system for carriers, I have come across an that should be interesting for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration — creator of the CSA program — to explain.

June 25, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Electronic Logging

With electronic logging devices, the hours are what they are. Drivers either have the hours to run a dispatch or they do not. The pressure shifts from the driver having to be “creative” with the log, to the dispatcher being creative with finding a solution to getting the freight serviced.

June 18, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: CSA Program

It’s these smaller motor carriers that should be closely watched to ensure compliance. The big-box carriers are doing good work to ensure they are at the level of safety and compliance required for good CSA scores.

June 11, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Natural Gas, Safety Compliance

I propose a very simple solution: Whenever a driver has driven 10 hours and is within a two-hour drive of his terminal, that rule should be suspended.

May 28, 2012
Letters to the Editor

Letters: Driver Shortage, Broker Bonds, Speed Limiters

Over the years the same old story keeps coming up: Large carriers are always saying there is a driver shortage. I believe there are carriers with too many trucks.

May 21, 2012
Letters to the Editor

Letters: Football & Limiters, Gas Prices, Regulation

It is good to see some fleets moving college football teams. These worthwhile causes can benefit from trucking companies putting our best foot forward.

April 30, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Tinted Windows, Crash Data, Broker Liability

You may want to clarify the following statement from the news item titled “Trucks May Have Tinted Windows, Group Says,” which ran in the April 6 edition of TTNews.com: “Truck owners are allowed to tint the windshields and side windows of a truck’s cab, which could protect drivers from harmful sunlight, the International Window Film Association said.”

April 23, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: EOBRs, Sunspots, Oil Demand

I would like to warn trucking executives about electronic onboard recorders and electromagnetic interference, or EMI.

April 16, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Safety

Letters: FMCSA Responds, Truck Speed Limits

Regarding the March 26 editorial, “FMCSA’s Safety Blunder”: At the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, our top priority is making our roads safer by reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities involving commercial trucks and buses.

April 9, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Highway Bill

Hidden deep within the massive Senate Transportation Bill, No. 1813, on pages 1283-1284, is a provision that will make owners and directors of corporations personally liable for civil penalties if the bill, which has passed the Senate and is headed for the House, becomes law.

March 26, 2012