Until parking issue addressed, absolutely nothing will change
While I was home over the Christmas holiday, I happened to catch the rerun of the Senate subcommittee meeting in which the usual suspects gave their viewpoints on how I can, or cannot seem to do my job safely.
Of course, the Teamsters were represented and as always, looking for any reason to avoid working as much as anyone else; Joan Claybrook who has spend most of her adult life inside of the Beltway as an inept government official or lobbyist was there and of course, Mrs. Izner was there lamenting the loss of her child in a truck crash.
Each of them were pleading to Senator Frank Lautenburg of New Jersey who has never been even remotely interested in anything having to do with trucks except regulating them more and more. For those of you who might not remember, Lautenburg is the one responsible for the ban on radar detectors in CMVs.
I can't help but notice that people like Izner, Claybrook and Lautenburg all demand more and more regulations, while overlooking the simple fact that many of us would and by and large do comply with FMCSR Hours of Service regulations ? when we are able to find a parking space.
Until the issue of parking is addressed, I hate to inform these people that nothing will change.
Our government can do anything it deems important enough to accomplish, be it building a bridge to nowhere or invading and overthrowing another country’s leadership. So it naturally follows that since states seem to enjoy the additional monies raised from ticketing so-called illegally parked trucks, I honestly think that the government has no interest in solving this problem.
I would also appreciate it if Mrs.Izner would cease her statements that I am being made to "drive beyond the limits of human endurance." She may be a bereaved mother, but this does not give her the ability to know what another person is or is not capable of doing.
Virginia Beach, Va.