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I find it interesting,to say the least, there’s no mention – or reporting – on the panel open mic comments & questions. Would someone please explain this? Was not the purpose of this convention suppose to be about, and for, truckers? All I’m getting from this article is how we’re suppose to consider accepting what is being done to truckers and at-a-boys. I personally responded, at the convention, to Paul’s statement (he was a panel member) that we can’t change government. Where’s the reporting on that “there’s nothing we can do” statement or discussion. Please tell me this isn’t another corporate magazine…that it truly is a magazine for truckers.
Fred, Please check out the prior piece, which does in fact address some of what you’re talking about here, what I think is the central point of this conference, a consensus that things can in fact be done with drivers in the lead, as you yourself have been on issues in the past. Here’s the link if you missed it: http://www.overdriveonline.com/truckers-told-to-use-social-media-to-be-heard/
And if I’m remembering correctly, Taylor’s notion about not being able to change government was more a simple acknowledgement of it being difficult to change anything once rules and regulations were implemented, i.e. it’s best to get out front of things during the rulemaking process. I know he’s been engaged in those processes in past, and during your back-and-forth with him he urged you and other drivers to really get out front and lead the regulatory process, an acknowledgement of the power of the 13 million CDL holders out there, yes?
I’ve got work yet to do with material and viewpoints touched on at the conference, too. It was good talking with you there. You can write me anytime here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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