Trucking Landscape Could Look Different After Nov. 3

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DaveW's Comment
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The importance of this year's general election to the nation's health -- in many regards -- cannot be overstated. But, as drivers and others with a stake in the trucking industry we should recognize that there are also some dramatic implications for the transportation sector as well.

Trucking landscape could look different after Nov. 3

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Peter M.'s Comment
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This election is either, mobs or jobs. Period.

Sparky's Comment
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Not going to vote for someone who is a public figure and refuses to wear a mask, of all things.

Also not going to vote for someone who looks like they are about to fall over any moment.

That being said, the electoral college decides, not our vote. :)

PackRat's Comment
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Not going to vote for someone who is a public figure and refuses to wear a mask, of all things.

Also not going to vote for someone who looks like they are about to fall over any moment.

That being said, the electoral college decides, not our vote. :)

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Kj Bryant's Comment
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If it was by popular vote new York, California, and a couple other states would decide our leaders, and we don't want that. About the mask, can you really believe to the people on TV that has second guessed this whole plandemic all year?

But like said above : its either mobs or jobs.

But no matter what you believe hope you stay safe.

Dan F.'s Comment
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Welp, As someone who has to pay for fuel , here is something most company drivers don’t think about. Since we have become energy Independant, our fuel costs have steadily gone down I spent $73000 in fuel in 2018 I spent $65000 in fuel in 2019 And fo far in 2020 im at $31000 (I did sit for 7 weeks due to covid). We have 4 months left in the year but i dont think i will spend $34000 to even come near last years numbers.

Parrothead66's Comment
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If it was by popular vote new York, California, and a couple other states would decide our leaders, and we don't want that. About the mask, can you really believe to the people on TV that has second guessed this whole plandemic all year?

But like said above : its either mobs or jobs.

But no matter what you believe hope you stay safe.

Know if it was by popular vote then each and every person would Would count one vote so no matter where you lived your vote would be equal to any other person

Parrothead66's Comment
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According to yearly average is the cost of diesel was lowest in 2016 and went up in 17, 18 and 19

Welp, As someone who has to pay for fuel , here is something most company drivers don’t think about. Since we have become energy Independant, our fuel costs have steadily gone down I spent $73000 in fuel in 2018 I spent $65000 in fuel in 2019 And fo far in 2020 im at $31000 (I did sit for 7 weeks due to covid). We have 4 months left in the year but i dont think i will spend $34000 to even come near last years numbers.

Keith A.'s Comment
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This is the only phrasing in almost four years that I've actually considered the Republican Administration as not being a bunch of scavenging jackdaws.

After that though this is a poor reason alone to base a vote off of this cycle.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Dan F.'s Comment
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Not even close. Show me the data.

According to yearly average is the cost of diesel was lowest in 2016 and went up in 17, 18 and 19

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