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Letters to the Editor, Business, Fuel, Safety, Government

Letters: Transportation Needs, Heavy Trucks, Raise Fuel Taxes

With respect to the senators, when planning the needs for surface transportation, what practical experience do they or anyone reporting to them have in transportation?

May 25, 2009
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Facing Core Changes, After the Recession, Safety Hotlines

I have just finished reading the article “Trucking Faces Core Changes, Hebe Says.” I am not usually a man of few words, but the only thought that comes to mind at the moment is “hogwash!”

May 18, 2009
Letters to the Editor, Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Letters: Safe Driving, Mileage Tax, Sleep Apnea

I agree wholeheartedly with op-ed writer Ryan McDonald’s opinion on the value of tail-ride checks, when they are performed by safety professionals. These on-the-road driver observations are an integral part of my company’s services to the Canadian transportation industry.

May 11, 2009
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: After the Recession

Outside of short-term survival, the biggest risk to a trucking company operating in a recession is how it is positioned when freight levels return.

May 4, 2009
Letters to the Editor, Business, Government, Safety

Letters: Rooftop Snow (Cont.), GVW Increase, Truck APUs

I agree with the letter writer’s arguments concerning the liability aspects of drivers on top of trailers unless proper fall safety equipment is used.

April 27, 2009
Letters to the Editor

Letters: Wrongful Bonuses, Intermodal Traffic

Are they nuts? Is AIG truly nuts? While it’s very easy to jump on the bandwagon and be fashionable in our displeasure with AIG’s bonuses, if we simply moan without pausing to really explore what we are truly mad about and why, we will not do this issue justice.

April 20, 2009
Letters to the Editor, Business, Government, Safety, Technology

Letters: All Things Safety, Trailer Tracking, The American Dream

Here we go again — the safety freaks filing yet another challenge to the current hours of service, led unfortunately by my illustrious leader, James Hoffa. I think he needs to pull his head out of the sand on this one.

April 13, 2009
Letters to the Editor, Government, Business, Safety

Letters: Closed Rest Areas, Those Railroad Ads (Cont.), Diesel Prices, Road Tax, Honoring Covenants

Someone needs to read the article that was published about the truck driver shot and killed in Knoxville, Tenn.

April 6, 2009
Letters to the Editor, Business, Safety, Government

Letters: Card Check Bill; Trucking Growth; Rooftop Snow, Again

Passage of this legislation — the Employee Free Choice Act, also known as “card check” — would further erode American business competitiveness in the global marketplace.

March 30, 2009
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Oak Harbor Strike, Freight Brokers, Mexican Trucks, Cap-and-Trade

Teamsters International Vice President Al Hobart brags that “due to the effectiveness of the [union] strike,” Oak Harbor Freight Lines has been forced to cut its workforce by more than 50%. Is this something to be proud of?

March 23, 2009