Trucking Under Democratic Or Republican Government

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TCB's Comment
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Difference between protesters and rioters.

The only way to know for sure is who was bailed out and what were they charged with.

"Among those bailed out by the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) is a suspect who shot at police, a woman accused of killing a friend, and a twice convicted sex offender, according to court records reviewed by the FOX 9 Investigators.

According to attempted murder charges, Jaleel Stallings shot at members of a SWAT Team during the riots in May. Police recovered a modified pistol that looks like an AK-47. MFF paid $75,000 in cash to get Stallings out of jail.

Darnika Floyd is charged with second degree murder, for stabbing a friend to death. MFF paid $100,000 cash for her release.

Christopher Boswell, a twice convicted rapist, is currently charged with kidnapping, assault, and sexual assault in two separate cases. MFF paid $350,00 [sic] in cash for his release."

https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/31/meet-the-rioting-criminals-kamala-harris-helped-bail-out-of-jail/

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And Kyle Rittenhouse? What, exactly, separates him from all of these other people?

Self defense. An antifa thug drew a gun on him.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
TCB's Comment
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If you think that parkin is difficult now for truckers, what will happen when no one can afford to build new truck stops because of new, more restrictive environmental regulations and more taxes? What about those mom and pop trucks stops that we depend on? Will they be able to weather more restrictions and higher taxes, or will they have to close?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
TCB's Comment
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As far as regulations in the trucking industry, it was a Democratic controlled Congress and Democratic President that passed and signed the MCA Act, which deregulated trucking.

You, mean a way more moderate democrat President and Congress, far from what the democrats represent today. Do you think the "Green New Deal" would have passed by such a Congress, and signed into law by Carter back then?

Rick S.'s Comment
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Aaaaaaaand this thread has officially spin out of control...

Rick

Keith A.'s Comment
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Aaaaaaaand this thread has officially spin out of control...

Rick

It was sort of bound to happen. It's not exactly like an actual back and forth conversation is going to result from the topic.

Sparky's Comment
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I hate Trump, rambling idiot. But I believe the trucking industry will still thrive.

It isn't even political at this point, I'm more fearful of driverless trucks ruining this for us than who is seated in the White House.

But we can speculate all we want, come back in 4 years and see who was right or who was wrong. I just want people to be happy doing what they are doing, so long as they are not hurting others in the process.

Kj Bryant's Comment
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Some Democrats push more extreme environmental laws and penalties which impact drivers. What if the laws passed in California are made nationwide?

Auggie69's Comment
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And Kyle Rittenhouse? What, exactly, separates him from all of these other people?

Ummm, the three individuals were pursuing Rittenhouse intending to do him harm. There are clear videos of one guy launching himself into the air to land on Rittinhouse' face, another who was trying to wack Rittenhouse in the head with his skateboard and yet another who PRETENDED to surrender to Rittenhouse only to draw his own gun in attempt to kill him. Bad move as Kyle raised his rifle and blew his bicep off.

Too bad Kyle didn't off all three.

J.D.'s Comment
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Yeah Rick, good point, with the state of the political landscape these days, open discussion IS bound to spin out of control! On the other hand, to me it's good to get the various perspectives here, despite how hard-and-getting-harder it is for us all to separate opinion from relatively objective facts and overall reality. Too much to tackle, not nearly enough willingness and ability to de-polarize this ill-fated polarization trend in this country. THAT's what worries me most. Am SO hoping the Biden regime will overall do the right stuff for the trucking industry and nation as a whole, while balancing the need for sensible regulation in a rapidly changing country, world, climate, etc. (Thinking, e.g., of electric trucks which are to be safely coming down the pike fairly soon, and not replacing truckers and jobs, but rather making them, and our whole civilization, more sustainable.)

Sparky, as to your increasingly common fear of autonomous trucks coming soon to a freeway near each of us, there's very mixed-bag news I highlight and dig deeper into; so far in a post I wrote in my journal, which I'll probably paste into one of the old threads on the subject, to hopefully help keep it current...tomorrow or so. Please watch for it and read that discussion if you have time...I'd be very interested in how that all sits with you and others interested in the issue. BTW folks, to bring it back to this thread, could this be a key area that MORE regulation rather than less will be just the ticket...ya'll think? (Just imagine it staying as loosely regulated as it is now, where these well-funded start-up companies can hype and run their extensive test-truck experiments on interstates with little oversight and accountability about, for example, not even notifying anyone of where and when those test runs are happening?!)

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Chris L's Comment
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Daniel wrote"

As far as regulations in the trucking industry, it was a Democratic controlled Congress and Democratic President that passed and signed the MCA Act, which deregulated trucking.

That is some what true the Carter Administration was able to get reform over the preverbal last "hurtle"; but also prior administrations worked on eroding the power that the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) had on the trucking industry. I found an interesting article on Freight waves that explains the formation ICC and the effect of deregulation the industry the article sites that President Kennedy in 1962 indicated a desire to reduce regulations that governed the trucking industry, President's Nixon and Ford also advocated for less regulations. President Ford went as far as to appoint commissioners to the ICC that favored deregulation and allowing more competition into the Trucking industry. President Carter followed suit and the end result was the Motor Carrier Act of 1980. One of the main points that I found significant was how long it took to get an entrenched bureaucracy like the ICC out of Government! Form it's formation in 1887 to its final termination in 1995. That is what it comes down to my friends is how much the current attitudes of who controls government and how much regulations will be imposed or lessoned! It can be argued that the Democratic party of today is strikingly different that the Democratic Party of old. Like I stated in a past post the newly implemented HOS Rules are being challenged in court by the Teamsters and various safety groups, also there is a push to increase the Liability Insurance that Carriers and O/O must carry from 750k to 4.42 Million (HR 2730). If this legislation were to pass how may small carriers and Owner Operators would that put out of the business? We all know when a commercial vehicle in involved in an accident the personnel injury attorney's see nothing but dollar signs and a higher insurance rate means Mo-Money $$$$$! Again IMHO that industry will go through allot of turbulence and pain under a Biden Administration.

Here is the link to the Freightwaves article on the ICC: https://www.freightwaves.com/news/freightwaves-classics-the-interstate-commerce-commission-and-its-impact-on-trucking

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Interstate Commerce:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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