In our Dec. 1 print issue, we reported on the findings of a two-month investigation into the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s vetting process for motor carrier operating authority.
GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — Knowing there might only be a handful of truckers attending her presentation here Oct. 23 on how to spot human trafficking victims, Kendis Paris didn’t hesitate to jump on a plane from Denver and head South to speak at the 1st Annual Memphis Truck Expo Oct. 23.
Facing financial difficulties and find yourself in a bind? Are you dealing with job loss, or a reduction in hours or pay? Is it difficult to make your monthly payments?
Editor’s note: This story is broken into two parts. Next issue, read the conclusion. Funnyman and philosopher George Carlin once said that he could get rid of illegal drug trafficking in the United States in a month’s time. The solution, according to him, was not to go after the users or the dealers. Instead, he said, we should give the death penalty to the bankers and business men and women who launder their money or sell them goods. Without these services, the drug dealers would become frustrated and give up the trade.
By now, we’re sure you’ve heard and read plenty about the horrific accident near Asheville, N.C., late Oct. 24 in which five people died.
The topic of respect is often brought into conversations when speaking of and to truck drivers. Often it’s the truckers saying they don’t get any respect.