Tag: modest proposal
Embrace the contrary: More regulation, less parking, might be the answer
Take a peek at how the FMCSA's hours of service regulations and loss of parking are impacting one driver and where his future is headed in trucking.
September 19, 2018
Modest proposal: Outlining a federal, graduated CDL
Spitballing a graduated CDL with Clifford Petersen, which “could be the approach to take if lawmakers are seriously considering bringing 18-year-olds into over-the-road operations.”
September 3, 2018
Modest proposal: $65/hour, fair detention rate to protect small biz
A reader sees a need for mandatory detention pay to protect the small business trucking life from the continuing encroachment of big-business competition and government regulation in the form of tightening hours and EOBRs.
November 27, 2012
The drones keep coming — for your freight?
Apologies for a post-less Tuesday, which regular Channel 19 readers no doubt noticed. I had a mini-vacation with friends and family — hearing news of the SpaceX launch in the auto on the way home to Nashville, I couldn’t help but think of owner-operator blogger Phil Madsen’s greatest post of all time, which in my view […]
May 23, 2012
The Keys Truckers’ ‘Letter to Capitol Hill’
File this one under “modest proposal.” Seems Keys Truckers Jan and James (pictured) McCarter are always involved when a nice slab of satire graces the blog here, not to mention good music. In any case, last week was a banner in both quarters. Amid the week’s run of comments surrounding our top-10 trucking songs poll […]
August 15, 2011
Oh driver where art thou?
Dear driver, I have been hearing there is a shortage of you. Is it because all the owner-operators are succumbing to that CSA 2010 bug and electronic logs? Or are all those newfangled hybrid trucks themselves cross-breeding with a new monster species of broker to drive them out of business? Or, just maybe, since whether […]
October 14, 2010
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