June 4 was 30 days from July 4, Independence Day, but to this administration it is just another day to announce another notice, guidance, policy change, rule or just about anything they want to call something that puts an additional burden on trucking. America became an independent nation because the people revolted from excess taxes and regulatory burdens forced on them by the King of England.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The problem is not a lack of sleep, it’s a lack of parking, said truckers Chris and Michelle Lole recently when asked if they thought the government should be able to require sleep apnea testing for drivers with a certain body type.
As you likely have read by now, the Truck Safety Coalition, Public Citizen and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety have submitted comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on the proposed Hours of Service rule and recommended dropping the allowable driving time each day to an unprecedented eight hours.
I don’t personally know of one single trucking related publication or agency that does not go out on a limb every day to promote the industry, including its drivers, and that includes The Trucker.
Elmer file: How long driving: 32 years Drives for: Atlas Van Lines Route: All 48 states Truck: 2009 Freightliner Columbia Birthday: Jan. 18, 1958