Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Turnpike Speeds, Late Fees, Driver Detention, Trucker GPS Units

While I fully support the Ohio Trucking Association’s stance on limiting speeds to 65 mph or lower, I still am a proponent for same-speed roads because split speeds promote obvious obstacles to safety on the roads.

January 31, 2011
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Hours of Service, Public Transport, Leading by Example

Hours-of-service regulations have never been a “one size fits all” solution to the number of hours a driver is permitted to operate. Changes to the HOS regulations will always affect carrier operations differently — some slightly, some dramatically.    

January 24, 2011
Letters to the Editor, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous

Letters: Weight Limits, CSA Delay, Handheld Phones

I cannot agree more with the arguments in support of “larger” trucks. However, when applied in support of “heavier” trucks, they fall short — particularly when compared with the effects on outdated, deteriorating highways and bridges.

January 17, 2011
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Driver Shortage, Drugs and Drivers, Teamsters Exit, NASTC’s Xmas List

There is no driver shortage for organizations that understand productivity, process capability and continuous improvement. How the organization thinks determines the extent of driver retention and whether a driver shortage is real or just an outcome of poor management.

December 13, 2010
Letters to the Editor, Business, Government, Safety

Letter: EOBRs

I was reading your Nov. 1 issue and came across the article about the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, electric onboard recorders and hours of service. I read the article and felt I should put in my 2 cents’ worth on this issue.

November 29, 2010
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Sales vs. Orders, Open Letter to FMCSA

I have been following your Class 8 sales data but recently have noticed that you are publishing information on Class 8 orders. The difference is about 2,000 to 3,000 units, and I am curious as to what the definition of sales vs. orders is in your articles.

November 22, 2010
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Keeping LTL Drivers, Still Not Made in USA, Weight Limits

I read with interest the letter from Colin Young about keeping less-than-truckload drivers — especially the part about management thinking it should take you only so long to go from point A to point B, without taking into consideration traffic flow during different parts of the day or other unforeseen circumstances.

November 15, 2010
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Keeping LTL Drivers, Raising Weight Limits

Unfortunately, large LTL companies don’t believe drivers need to know what’s coming down the pike, so no information is shared. The contempt and disrespect toward drivers is very disturbing and is going to be a huge problem within six months.

November 1, 2010
Letters to the Editor, Government, Business, Safety

Letters: Not Made in the USA, Ridiculous Late Fees

Every day, we hear on the radio, TV and various websites that the American people are angry about the economy, job losses and the high unemployment rate in this country.

October 25, 2010
Letters to the Editor, Business, Government, Safety

Letters: Driver Productivity, Volvo Bypass

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Driver Productivity

October 17, 2010