Who is responsible for the spill if the inspection officer opens a wetline — the inspector for opening the line or the carrier for having liquid in the line? The legal answer is that it depends on many things and could go either way.
Clump, clump, clump— the sounds of the Government jack boots make as they march toward trucking intending to make things better for everyone. Whoosh — the sound of air rushing out of common sense as the jack boots deliver a kick to the stomach.
Barry Richards gets it. He gets that it takes more than throwing money at a problem, that it takes getting people involved, educating them, changing their thinking and heightening their awareness.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — James Holt has been trucking for 23 years. Originally from Maryland, he now calls Hot Springs, Ark., home and didn’t plan on staying on the road all these years. Tough times drove him toward the consistent pay of trucking.
Bill Nixon has been on the road for only a month with his driving partner, 21-year trucking vet Robert Meeker, but Nixon was a little busy doing everything else before getting into the trucking business.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — When Randy Schwartzenburg took over as executive director of Trucker Buddy International a couple of years ago, he knew there was work to be done to revive a once-vibrant program that had all but disappeared from view.