Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Do Unto Others . . .

Over the past 36 years in business there have been so many times I have been helped by other drivers, both truck and automobile, that I can’t possibly drive past someone in need.

August 22, 2011
Letters to the Editor, Safety

Letter: Safety, Broker Bonds

How can the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration so closely regulate a driver and then ignore the environment in which that driver operates?

August 15, 2011
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Broker Woes

I’ve read many articles on the proposed increase in bonds. It is clear there is a need to “shake out” the bad guys, but who is going to do that? The bad guys will remain or learn a new scam, and the honest guys will continue to pay more in bond fees and freight rates.

August 8, 2011
Letters to the Editor, Business, Safety, Government

Letters: Surety Bonds, Road Safety

I am writing regarding my opposition to the recent bill in Congress to raise broker surety bonds to $100,000 (“Bill Would Mandate Bond of $100,000 for Brokers,” 7-4, p. 3).

July 25, 2011
Letters to the Editor, Business, Safety, Government

Letters: Horse-Moving Bill, ‘Gator Back Peels,’ More About Brokers

In your article about bill number S. 1281 on July 4, the focus should have been on safe transport, not on banning one specialized form of transportation.

July 18, 2011
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Fuel Card Fraud

I read your recent article on fuel-card fraud with great interest. The complexity and cost of investment in the technologies was mind-boggling.

July 4, 2011
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Brokers, Bonds & Bills; Port Rules; HOS Redux

These dunderheads in Washington, D.C., need a check-up from the neck up. How about mandating minimum rates coming out of the ports so the drayage operators can afford to buy newer trucks without federal funds? That’s a good way to save a few million dollars on the deficit, don’t you think?

June 27, 2011
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Broker Bonds Again, Recruitment Revisited, Hours-of-Service

This never-ending hours-of-service regulatory process reminds me of a quip from a John Wayne movie: “We’re burnin’ daylight.” Trucks continue to roll down our nation’s highways, with drivers more confused than ever on pending legislation.

June 20, 2011
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Broker Surety Bill Redux, Recruitment Claims

Without small brokers serving the industry, independent truckers would be at the mercy of a small, powerful group of large property brokers to secure their loads on the backhaul.

June 6, 2011
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Fast-Thinking Trucker, Simple Manners, TSA Fees & Red Tape

Building a culture of safety and respect will raise the bar for all of your employees, both labor and management. You’ll be surprised when employees you’ve already written off come to you for help rising above their own failures because they want to better themselves.

May 23, 2011

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