An eight-person majority on the subcommittee ultimately showed preference for what they called the fault standard over DOT preventability regarding crash accountability.
Industry tests have shown for years that the difference in fuel economy between the best drivers and the worst can be as much as 30 percent due.
The program has hit one out of the park in getting carriers' attention, but MCSAC CSA Subcommittee members point to more strikeouts than base hits.
"Don't ever yell at me in a foreign language, cause I've got a shiny new pair of cowboy boots that will definitely send a kneecap for a loop."
The MCSAC's CSA subcommittee meets Feb. 5-6 in Alexandria, Va. -- we'll be there covering results and discussion.
"I worry over these people, I think about them for days after we see them."
It makes sense that if someone is going to regulate the trucking industry, he or she should get real-world experience by spending time riding in a tractor-trailer.
Wendy sends a message to Congress: "If we're going to start outlawing stuff because it's dangerous, I think we should start with the automatic sensors on every stinking sink between here and Timbuktu."
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