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  • Suggesting 60-68 mph, FMCSA, NHTSA propose truck speed limiters   4 weeks 4 hours ago    

    This legislation is the biggest turd to come down the pike in years! They spent MILLIONS on a study to find out WHY congestion starts on the highway. Bottom line... Just ONE vehicle traveling under the speed limit in passing lanes!!! Now, they want all trucks to go the same speed? Incredibly horrid Idea! Safety issue beyond compare! Not to mention the law is discriminatory and, un-constitutional! This law will create gridlock! I knew 30 years ago what causes congestion. I didn't even spend $30million to find out! These are the people who did! They know better! It is their intention to so heavily congest highways that NO ONE will be able to travel at the speed limit. Remember, every time government sets out to do something the exact opposite is the outcome! This administration wants America to fail! Lastly, This is clearly the work of the ATA and, insurance company lobbyists. Insurance companies have been imposing THEIR will on weak fleet owners for over 30 years! Already a large percentage of trucks are governed at various speeds. Some 62 some 68 some 72. It would be more wise to set trucks at carrying speeds so we don't end up in gridlock. Better yet.... Leave this law on the floor of Congress! I do vote and, I'm watching! KILL THIS BILL Before it kills YOU!

  • Request denied: FMCSA 'stands by' 30-minute break   4 weeks 20 hours ago    

    the CVSA says “This provision gives problem drivers, and motor carriers, an opportunity to falsify their record of duty status (RODS) in an attempt to disguise, or conceal, on-duty hours,” Isn't the EOBR s'posed to record the RODS so the CVSA can PBAD (prove beyond any doubt) that TTMB (the thirty minutebreak) is FTTL (followed to the letter) except what does this mean, SOYHIAYP (standing on your head in a yoga pose) perhaps? Heaven forbid that a driver was using this 'break time' to "eat", or some other such frivolous thing. Looking at how pushed drivers are now, eating an actual meal while sitting in a real chair in a real building conversing with real other people, might just ATDS (add to driver safety) because a driver just may end up HARB (having a refreshing break) and isn't that what the EOBRTRYL's (electronic on board recorders that run your life) want? So, CVSA, CYJ (cool your jets) lol lol lol

  • Suggesting 60-68 mph, FMCSA, NHTSA propose truck speed limiters   4 weeks 20 hours ago    

    They are stupider than a box of rocks. Slowing down already slow vehicles CREATES MORE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS!!! Not less cause cars are going to know this and pass on both sides not give enough space or allow big trucks into the lane they NEED to be in to make their turn or exit. More idiots that have NEVER driven trying to pass laws about something they know absolutely nothing about, but THINK they know everything about everything

  • Taking a road trip via electric vehicle   4 weeks 1 day ago    

    Hi,
    From a UK innovator, there will be a Grand tour in 18 months or so (I hope) where the electric vehicle will be powered by HyPulJet.2.0 H2 Ro Engine-generator. This will have the capability to power its own Hydrogen and Oxygen fuel production on board the EV.

    This is penned in to be a European Ford S Max four wheel drive.

    I would say that if we are to cut Transport CO2 emissions then there will need to be a HyPulJet.2.0 powered truck as soon as possible.

    Waiting for a UK University to validate the Ro Engine-generator in order to commence a bid for Crowd Funding to cover the costs of development of the prototype engine by the University and the costs of adapting the 4 wd to EV . I have already penciled in the company I would like to contract to perform this development as they are already in the same field.

    Watch the space.
    Al Scott

  • Request denied: FMCSA 'stands by' 30-minute break   4 weeks 3 days ago    

    Right, show where any of these 'rules' save anything. Please let the acedemics do studies on themselves and regulate themselves; let men and women do work if they so choose.

  • CVSA to hold 2016 Brake Safety Week Sept. 11-17   4 weeks 3 days ago    

    Carriers should get a copy of the North American Standard OOS Criteria for themselves. This is the SAME book the officers use to determine if a violation is an OOS one. The regular 49 CFR DOT regs book does NOT include the OOS info. To do proper enforcement or for carriers to learn about and even consider a DataQ challenge, you NEED to have this book. A new one comes out every April 1st and they can be gotten through CVSA.org.

    Andy Blair Dotinspector@gmail.com

  • Are truck driver-facing cameras a necessity?   4 weeks 3 days ago    

    I am always amazed at comments from CEO's like Mr. Kretsinger. From my seat it celidfies the loss of reality as to the environment today's drivers face.
    The driver facing camera will not stop a collision. It's like the "black box" in an aircraft, to late but we know what the driver was doing. I get the whole coaching angle that should be done upfront, however, it is a great sales pitch. No matter what may be recorded it still means the company will have to bring the check book to mediation and some form of monitory loss to the employee.
    Perhaps if more attention was placed on collision avoidance systems and forward facing cameras, the industry would get a positive attitude toward new technology.

  • Request denied: FMCSA 'stands by' 30-minute break   4 weeks 4 days ago    

    The failure of the FMCSA to strike the rule after a legitimate case stated by the CVSA clearly shows that the anti-truck special interest groups are running the show.

  • Request denied: FMCSA 'stands by' 30-minute break   4 weeks 4 days ago    

    FMCSA...Please show us where is your evidence that the 30 minute break rule has saved one single life? There is no safety benefit evidence because no one can actually state that they are alive today because of a 30 minute break. There is no evidence that any lives have been saved or lost due to a 30 minute brake rule that nobody can use effectively. Particularly because there's no way to extract any accurate safety data from it. Most of the 30 minute break data is inaccurate because most drivers forge the break in while they are working outside the truck getting loaded or pumping fuel so if the data is mostly lies the result will always be inconclusive. So,how is it a safety benefit?

  • Scania unveils new truck line   4 weeks 4 days ago    

    The world's most advanced heavy truck from the world's leading truckmaker.

  • Reducing costs: Where do I start?   4 weeks 5 days ago    

    Very good article often overlooked key indicators when managers are turned into Jr. accountants.

  • Reducing costs: Where do I start?   4 weeks 6 days ago    

    Great Article

  • What VW’s settlement means for green trucking efforts   5 weeks 3 days ago    

    Good article. Replacing older diesel trucks with new technology clean diesel engines is the most cost effective and fastest way to NOx mitigation by a factor of 50 over EV.

  • Bendix Wingman Fusion: A Kenworth T680 In-cab Demo with Fred Andersky   5 weeks 4 days ago    

    Just attended a live demo @ The Bendix Proving Grounds I was skeptical at first,seeing the system in action,it was amazing.It will be on every Tractor we order from Volvo in the future

  • Always Be Prepared   5 weeks 4 days ago    

    Bottom line, you just never know when your driver will win the next " Roadside DOT Lottery". As a former DOT Officer , I can help with that, I go to companies and run their trucks/trailers through the SAME inspection that I always did but no longer do I put anyone OOS or write expensive fines. You get a good idea of how well your fleet is being maintained and how well they would have made out on their next roadside inspection. I perform thorough inspections and leave no stone unturned in checking over trucks. For the price of a few traffic tickets, I can help you improve your Vehicle Maintenance Basic Score.

    More blitz inspections are coming

    Andy Blair dotinspector@gmail.com

  • Bendix Wingman Fusion: A Kenworth T680 In-cab Demo with Fred Andersky   5 weeks 5 days ago    

    Seems like it will cause more problem than help

  • Truck speed limiter proposal clears White House review   5 weeks 5 days ago    

    I believe that the inability of the infrastructure alone to handle all of the "one speed" trucks is basis for this to be dismissed. Have states that once had 55 mph for trucks, and 65 mph for others already dismissed these laws due to the inability to make the highway safer? Training and enforcing the safety laws that are already in place would be much more effective at improving safety on the roads. Gary

  • Foxx: Speed-limiter proposal due next month   5 weeks 5 days ago    

    this is nothing but a fu$king Joke, $$$$$$$$ that's all it = up to for these jack wagons. Wal-mart don't want us, but they want food in there stores, and on there tables. you ass hats want the same thing. well guess what you all are about to over regulate the transportation industry to the point there wont be none.... the south is flooding, folks have lost home's Job's no income. and all you can push for is this bull shit. WE need to go back to the way The Way We Were and tell you all to pack your bags we don't need you because you don't need us.

  • How to fix common CPAP problems   6 weeks 2 days ago    

    It is all about the MONEY
    follow the money trail once they have you your are paying for the rest of your life if it helps or not or till your money runs out

  • Poll: 79% of Americans want tougher fuel economy standards   6 weeks 3 days ago    

    Pollution? " ..cars and trucks are a leading source of carbon pollution" -- In high school chemistry we learned that CO2 was a product of combustion. It may also be a "greenhouse" gas. But not a pollutant until it is in a proportion high enough to make breathing difficult. And, I also recall that CO2 is part of the photosynthesis process. Surely our plants and trees don't think it is a pollutant. I think the headline and commentary are misleading and biased.

  • Love’s Travel Stops opens two locations   6 weeks 4 days ago    

    You didnt mention the new Loves on I 49 and hwy 13, just south of Kansas City

  • Love’s Travel Stops opens two locations   6 weeks 4 days ago    

    The one with an IHOP sounds good. I will pass the one with the McDees

  • Wishful thinking   6 weeks 4 days ago    

    You are out of your mind. You want me to replace my 12 year old truck, for one that gets 1 or 2 mpg better. Beside the fact that I am still satisfied with my truck, did you not think about how much energy it takes to build a new pickup?

  • New system designed to stop texting while driving   6 weeks 6 days ago    

    The technologies now days have lot improved and I am happy to read more about such technology related find outs. I was late to find this article but it doesn’t matter as the thing furnished here contains so many things to learn. nuggbeauty.com

  • Poll: 79% of Americans want tougher fuel economy standards   6 weeks 6 days ago    

    The Natural Resources Defense Council, an obscure non-profit environmental advocacy group that was given the media opportunity to babble their "agenda". And that's all well and fine.....their five minutes in the limelight.

    However, the hook of the article, that 79% of Americans allegedly want tougher fuel economy standards, is a ridiculous and fictional statement.

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