Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor, Government

Letters: CSA 2010, NTA Clarification, Ray LaHood, Kansas & N.Y./N.J., Bendix & Mid-America

I have been reading a lot about CSA 2010 and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s attempt to eliminate bad carriers. There also is talk about preventing carriers that have had their operating authority revoked from returning as new carriers.

April 12, 2010
Letters to the Editor, Business, Safety, Fuel, Autonomous

Letters: Distracted Driving, Wages and Turnover, Clean Port Trucks

I recently had the opportunity to make an informal survey on in-cab distractions. I have been restoring an old Willys Utility Wagon, and I wanted to see if I could find a couple of leather bucket seats for it. I went to a local junkyard, and they told me to walk around and look in the vehicles and see if I could find a pair that I liked.

April 5, 2010
Letters to the Editor, Business, Logistics

Letters: Telemarketers, Infrastructure Op-Ed, Shoe Shippers

I am writing in response to the letter with the opinion about telemarketers, which was published in the March 8 edition. As national sales manager for a third-party logistics provider, I would like the opportunity to counter some of the points the letter writer made and give a sales perspective to this issue.

March 29, 2010
Letters to the Editor, Business, Government, Safety

Letters: Recruiting Drivers, ‘Split Sleeper’ Option

I recently started receiving Transport Topics and was especially interested in what you had to say the Feb. 22 p. 1 story, “Transportation Firms Must Improve Recruiting to Satisfy Customers’ Desires, Leaders Say.”

March 22, 2010
Letters to the Editor, Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Letters: In-Cab Distractions, Sen. Bunning, CSA 2010, DOT Physicals

Numerous national health and safety organizations have come together to petition and support the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s regulation to ban cell-phone use in commercial vehicles.

March 15, 2010
Letters to the Editor, Business, Safety, Government, Fuel

Letters: Port Battles, Telemarketers, Carbon Footprint, Sleep Apnea, Buy American

Who is paying the legal costs for the Port of Los Angeles to pursue the “employee only” model? How much taxpayer money is being wasted on a lost cause that has been reviewed and re-reviewed in the courts?

March 8, 2010
Letters to the Editor, Business, Government, Autonomous

Letters: A True Leader, CSA 2010 (Cont.’d)

Iowa’s trucking industry lost a dear friend and valued leader this past week. John Ruan was one of the three founders of the Iowa Motor Truck Association.

March 1, 2010
Letters to the Editor, Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous

Letters: Truck Weight, IdleAire, Truck Driving Schools, CSA 2010, Classifying Drivers

The letter from [an official] of Road Safe America that appeared in the Feb. 1 edition contained a number of misstatements and misunderstandings.

February 22, 2010
Letters to the Editor, Business, Safety, Government

Letters: EOBRs Revisited, Hours of Service, Infrastructure

Regarding the letter with the headline “EOBRs Revisited,” there was a very interesting guest commentary about electronic onboard recorders recently in another publication, in which the author claimed only 2% of crashes occur after more than 10 hours of driving time.

February 8, 2010
Letters to the Editor, Business, Government, Safety

Letters: Truck Size & Weight, HOS Not Safe, Game Plan

In questions of safety, heavier trucks are not the answer.

February 1, 2010

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