NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Coming from three generations of truckers, Linda Cronin has been driving for 25 years. "He didn't have any boys," she said of her father. Driving for Platinum Express out of Dayton, Ohio, she said she is partly from Ohio and partly from Louisiana, driving between both on a regular basis, but doesn't get home a whole lot.
LITTLE ROCK — When CalArk CEO Rochelle Bartholomew Gorman received trucking’s first annual Influential Woman of the Year award March 15, she made a passionate plea to industry stakeholders to reach out to younger women and tell them about the career opportunities in what she called “a fantastic industry.”
And now for the first annual, “It’s About Time, Long Overdue Award”: It goes to Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., who recently introduced a bill requiring the Department of Transportation to study the amount of time truckers spend at loading docks and use what they find to draft a rule setting a maximum number of hours drivers can be detained.
We thought long and hard about this column. The topic — Hours of Service — wasn’t hard to choose, but it’s been difficult to write for a couple of reasons, which we will explain as we go along, but let us start off by saying that this column is about emotion and common sense.
For years doctors have been telling these patients and preaching to people with high risk that they should strive to get their low-density lipoproteins (LDL) count down to at least 100 or below.
Spring is in the air, and there’s going to be freight on the docks, if the freight and rate improvements seen this winter are any indication.