Just when you think everyone at our nation’s capital has lost touch with our industry something happens that surprises you. Just such an event occurred last week.
As a professional driver, you should have an interest in knowing what's happening in your industry. The best place to do this is at a truck show. You can learn about the latest technology and legislation, make new friends or meet with old ones and enjoy a concert or two.
“I went to the bookstore and asked the saleswoman ‘Where’s the self-help section?’ She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.”
Late last month, the National Transportation Safety Board held a hearing on its investigation into the truck-involved accident June 26, 2009, in which 10 died and five were injured.
Back in May I attended a presentation by Dave Osiecki, senior vice president of the American Trucking Associations, where he said that an Electronic On-Board Recorder mandate for all interstate trucks for Hours of Service recordkeeping would be a race by Congress and the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration.
Wynn file: How long driving: 14 years Owner-operator for Atlas Van Lines Hauls: Electronics, trade shows Lives in: Los Angeles Drives: 2007 Volvo Birthday: Dec. 29, 1959 Favorite place to drive: Toward home