Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor, Safety

Letters: CSA Scores, Number Play

The item in your Feb. 27 issue titled “CSA Scores Help Shippers Avoid Potential Lawsuits” fell regrettably short of your usual standards for objective, well-informed and fact-based reporting on the trucking industry.

March 19, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Fuel

Letters: Heavier Vehicles, Fuel Prices

This is in reference to the article “Shippers Support Trucking Industry’s Campaign to Get Congress’ OK for Longer, Heavier Vehicles.”

March 12, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Size and Weight, Bonus Depreciation

Two items in your Feb. 20 issue were striking in their relevance. The first was an article about how fleets are finally realizing that one size doesn’t fit all applications and are spec’ing equipment to match operational challenges in urban environments.

March 5, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Once, It Was Fun

We are near the end of many years and 150 million miles of trucking in the northeastern United States.

February 27, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Exporting Fuel, Recruiting Drivers, Trailer Size

After reading the Jan. 16 article titled “Gasoline, Other Fuels Top U.S. Exports” (p. 24), it occurred to me to ask why we — the United States — are exporting gasoline and other fuels with the obvious demand that is domestic.

February 20, 2012
Letters to the Editor

Letters: Cellphone Safety

In regard to the piece on the new cellphone ban for commercial drivers, I am in almost total agreement — with a couple of caveats.

February 6, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Safety Scoring, Bathwater/Benefits, HOS (Cont.’d)

After all the evidence is weighed, there is only one conclusion: CSA in its present form is not a trustworthy tool for either the FMCSA or the public at large to use in qualifying carriers.

January 30, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: New HOS Rules, Tolls Cartoon

The new hours-of-service rules passed recently by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are a concern for us because our drivers rely on the 34-hour reset as it stands now.

January 23, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: HOS, Heavy Metal Helps, 2012 Safety Wish, Distracted Driving

Once again, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation has failed to put forth common sense with regards to longhaul truckers’ hours of service.

January 9, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business, Safety, Government, Equipment, Autonomous

Letters: Wheel Corrosion, Truck Fatalities, Deregulation Nafta & Driver Safety

I have attended several meetings of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council where participants have stated they simply want to know how many years a component will last.

January 2, 2012

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