Learning to drive
New York PBS station WNET correspondent Miles O’Brien (pictured, right) recently went through the motions of learning to drive a tractor-trailer at Shore Tractor-Trailer Training in New Jersey. He wasn’t out to probe the intricacies of training or the flood of new trainees from other industries in a down economy, though. His piece in the Blueprint America series, which airs this Friday on the NOW program on some PBS stations, is about the freight-movement prioritization debate over whether to continue public efforts toward maintaining and expanding highway infrastructure for trucks or to refocus efforts on rail capacity.
highway trust fund? Truckers who pay the lion’s share into that fund say, ‘No way.'”