government

Spotted salamander for a thousand, Alex

"Rest easy, Pennsylvania. Your concerns as a constituency are 100 percent being met in the salamander department by the gubmint, because they're here to help. Salamanders. Truckers, not so much."

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Dawdling digits and thumbtastic things

As the #ELDorMe tweetstorm continues, Wendy weighs in: "if you have to yell loud and long to get someone to pay attention to the people who helped put this administration into office, then I say keep yelling. As a matter of fact, yell louder."

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Trump nominates Raymond P. Martinez to head FMCSA

For Martinez to become the official head of FMCSA, he must be confirmed by the Senate.

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Notes on having notes

"I firmly believe enough interest can be generated to get the ELD law delayed until the hours of service rules can be amended, but it's going to require sticking to the point and being very specific about what the point is, and it's going to require numbers of people to direct their concerns to the correct places."

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Nice sentiments

The ELD mandate drawing closer ... "I've noticed a lot more people deciding to protest the rule. I appreciate the feelings: I'm the first one to say, 'Stand up to the gubmint,' but I've got one question: Where were y'all all those years ago when we were begging people to make comments?" ...

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Push back

Wendy on the importance of individual advocacy efforts: "I hear so many people say, 'You can't change things, no one listens, I'm just going to complain on Facebook and waste valuable time I could be calling my Representative with and eat worms.'" ...

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Wake me when it’s over

"Three things you can't talk about with people, because they lose their minds: politics, religion and super singles. I'm not sure why, but those things seem to incite the screaming four-year-old in all of us."

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Curbman wisdom and other assorted thoughts from the peanut gallery

A $25 million truck parking boondoggle? A recent federal grant to eight states for parking-availability-information systems put to a different use might build as many as 2,500 new spaces. "Let that sink in for a minute."

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Space truckin’, gubmint-style

Let's go space trucking! "The 1,500-light-year trip will be a Herculean effort, especially since all astronauts will be required to take a 30 minute break after eight hours of spaceship piloting."

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Bad ideas and agendas

“We're from the gubmint, and we're here to help.” --FMCSA (apocryphal) ... Wendy: "No thanks. Your kind of 'help' is what will destroy us all."

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