How has trucking improved?

DAVID RICHARDSON
Dallas
Ryder

“Better trucks, more truck stops, better benefits.”

TIM RUST
Charleston, S.C.
DNF Trucking

“It hasn’t. It’s gone downhill ever since I started.”

EUGENE LEE
New Orleans
Southern Intermodal

“The equipment – tractors, trailers, brakes – has improved.”

HOWARD GREEN
Nashville, Tenn.
Continental Machinery

“I don’t think anything’s improved.”

TONY CAMPBELL
Augusta, Ga.
East Coast Motor Freight

“Equipment has gotten better, and the economy seems to be picking up, too.”

RICHARD GARVUY
Mifflinburg, Pa.
North American Van Lines

“PrePass has made it easier.”

TONY SHOEMAKE
Dayton, Ohio
Bullet Trucking

“Regulations and rules have made the trucks safer.”

NICK LESAVAGE
Reading, Pa.
Mayflower Transit

“Transmissions and dashboard controls have improved.”

MARK NACHAMKIN
Long Beach, N.Y.
S & H Transport

“Improved tractors, sleepers, air ride, brakes, air conditioning, lighter trucks and trailers have made it easier.”

BILLY HAMMETT
Waskom, Texas
Martin Transport

“[The industry’s] declined. There’s too many people driving too fast, and they don’t know how to drive.”

VICTOR VANHYFTE
Las Vegas
Werner Enterprises

“There are more truck stops and rest areas than there used to be. Shippers and receivers are treating us better now.”

RONNIE RICHARDSON
Alma, Ga.
Dennis Truck Lines

“The equipment has more safety features now.”

DENNIS NECKET
Perry, Fla.
Land Transportation

“Trucks are better – the ride, interior and seats.”

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