Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Alabama Truck Stops

Alabama needs more name-brand truck stops. I’m an Alabama native who is an over-the-road truck driver living in Northern Virginia. I get a chance on a regular basis to compare trucking facilities and the economic effect they have on communities from state to state.

September 17, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Heat Waves & Tires, Transportation’s Vote

The Aug. 6 issue of Transport Topics had an article headlined “Heat Wave Causing More Tire Failures, Adds Strain on Drivers, Fleet Execs Say” (p. 6). If there ever was a reason to maintain proper air pressure in tires, whether they are retreads or virgin tires — because there is no difference — it is hot weather.

September 10, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Letter: Do the Right Thing

Let me understand you correctly: If a driver runs out of time 30 minutes from the yard and is on an electronic onboard recorder, “He either spends the night 20 miles from home or, more likely, breaks the law and comes to the yard anyway.”

September 3, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Driver Turnover, Ferro Refuted

As I’m sitting here waiting 14 hours to start out on my 150-mile journey, I’m pondering your thoughts on driver turnover.

August 27, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Letter: Big Brother Is Here

I feel like I’m the only truck operator who believes the feds are trying to control every facet of my life. It’s not just that electronic onboard recorders or EOBRs or whatever you call them are an intrusive invasion into my company and our drivers’ lives.

August 20, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Heavier Truck Debate

The debate does go on, and getting everyone in the industry to agree on weight regulations will be as easy as getting the highway bill passed and signed.

July 30, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Driver Retention, Opinion Correction

This is in reference to the article headlined “High Turnover Means Trucking Companies Need New Strategies to Recruit, Retain Drivers” that appeared on page A3 of the Transport Topics Top 100 For-Hire Carriers supplement bound into your July 16 issue.

July 23, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Government

Letters: CSA Scores Revisited

I am writing you in response to the letter titled “High CSA Scores” and printed in your June 11 issue (p. 6).

July 16, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Letter: The Driver’s Advocate

One of the letters to the editor of your publication written by a safety manager recently did an excellent job of making our point about “harassment” and electronic onboard recorders, or EOBRs.

July 9, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Higher Broker Bonds

I am writing today regarding the June 18 Opinion titled “Higher Bonds Still Not the Answer” by Daniel Larson, president and chief operating officer, Pacific Financial Association Inc.

July 2, 2012

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