Trucking Under Democratic Or Republican Government

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Rob D.'s Comment
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IMO, politics on a global scale have changed, such that it's not just the same Republican or Democrat perspective that last for 4 to 8 years until the next administration. Read history. Hitler didn't just come out of nowhere. Woodrow Wilson and the "progressives" were part of a global fascist political movement that involved governmental control of the press.

Wilson Ministry of Information

I recently read an article about the Michigan Attorney General threatening criminal prosecution over a website posting a video alleging voter fraud.

Jonathan Turley Michigan Attorney General Criminal Prosecution of Speech

We will see where what this political era in America brings.

But that being said, regardless of whether our capitalist economy continues or, worst case scenario, a fascist regime assumes control of America, as others have said, they will still need truck drivers to deliver goods.

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

PJ's Comment
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I’ve noted this before, but is revelant here I think.

For the past few years I have noticied alot of construction at many plants I go to. I also see large wsrehouse buildings going up.

These projects and capital investment do not happen quickly. That leads me to believe the business community have seen the writing on the walls that we are going to expand.

One primary customer I haul from has increased their business dramatically and show signs of continued expansion. We can’t haul their products fast enough.

I’m sure we will endure hiccups but overall I am encourged by these signs that we will continue on a good path in our industry.

TCB's Comment
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IMO, politics on a global scale have changed, such that it's not just the same Republican or Democrat perspective that last for 4 to 8 years until the next administration. Read history. Hitler didn't just come out of nowhere. Woodrow Wilson and the "progressives" were part of a global fascist political movement that involved governmental control of the press.

Wilson Ministry of Information

I recently read an article about the Michigan Attorney General threatening criminal prosecution over a website posting a video alleging voter fraud.

Jonathan Turley Michigan Attorney General Criminal Prosecution of Speech

We will see where what this political era in America brings.

But that being said, regardless of whether our capitalist economy continues or, worst case scenario, a fascist regime assumes control of America, as others have said, they will still need truck drivers to deliver goods.

It was Wilson who gave us the Federal Reserve private banking cartel, and Federal income tax to finance the Federal Reserve.

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

TCB's Comment
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It is about time that we move ahead. The election is over so move forward. It does not matter if you are Republican or Democrat the results are in and the people have spoken. It has been going on this way since George Washington. If things don't go the way you like them to you have another shot in 2024.

We have so many things to worry about other than if our candidate won the election or not. Stop fueling the masses and let's get back to normalcy. We have a serious killer out here, Covid-19, to deal with so we can all breath easier. The hatred, unrest and rioting need to stop before we tear this great country apart.

It's not over. Nothing has been confirmed. There is so much evidence of fraud. We need recounts and audits on questioned states. Speaking of Covid-19, the Democrats want a total lockdown. How do you think that will effect the economy and trucking. Sure, we will get an initial surge with people needing essentials. But, when those people aren't working and stop spending money, what do you think will happen? Also, Democrats will put more restrictions on trucks. Look at the restrictions in Kalifornia, where some drivers refuse to drive. Think about those restrictions on a national scale. Biden has stated that he would have 100,000 + person (Gestopo) contact-tracing force. Think about having to go through Covid checkpoints at every state line, or more often. Think about if you have six degrees of separation from some person that came into direct contact with a Covid positive person. Would a Harris/Biden administration require you to quarantine? I won't even go into the tax consequences of a Harris/Bidden administration.

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.

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

's Comment
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As a former govt employee ..any govt is run horribly. I want them out of my life and I am moving to a cabin in MT. Lol

Hey Kearsey, I grew up in Montana. It’s too late the California have spread into MT and want to pass a sales tax, they just legalized pot. It’s pretty sad with very few sane places left. But we will all survive it like we always have I guess.

Eugene K.'s Comment
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As much as politicians—of all persuasions—love to take credit when the economy is good, and shift the blame when the economy is bad, it rarely has much to do with them either way.

Market forces, especially in logistics or commodities, are far too nuanced, complex, and impacted by international circumstances for a Democratic or Republican administration to matter much.

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

PackRat's Comment
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As much as politicians—of all persuasions—love to take credit when the economy is good, and shift the blame when the economy is bad, it rarely has much to do with them either way.

Market forces, especially in logistics or commodities, are far too nuanced, complex, and impacted by international circumstances for a Democratic or Republican administration to matter much.

Really? 8 years of Obama compared to only 4 years of Trump. Guess which was night and day different X6? Were you out here?

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

Eugene K.'s Comment
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Packers as a trucker no, just as a small business owner.

If I’ve learned anything in my very brief time researching the trucking industry, it’s that I should refuse to engage in a political discussion of any kind with a truck driver, of any political persuasion 😂

I deleted all social media in advance of the election for my mental health, and the rewards have been boundless. I may stay off altogether!

J.D.'s Comment
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Eugene, I think you're prudent about political discussions within the trucking community...To put it mildly, there's plenty of diversity of passionate views out there/in here. I tried weighing in gently in a balanced, fair, fact-finding fashion on "that other forum" last week, and sort of got promptly chewed and spat out by some... Fascinating group, we are...

Old School, I assume you're referring to the huge diff. in the regulatory approaches over the past 12 years of presidencies and the outlook for the next few? Can sure see why truckers would tend to lean "anti-" on such matters.

Fascism and repression of the press was brought up above...more as a progressive problem than the current GOP? Dunno about the past, but strictly speaking, that's sure not what progressives want these days... But that said, MSM proclaiming over and over "there's no evidence" doesn't help... And BIGGER GOV. is surely not the way to move forward, regardless, so... Man, with so much increasing polarization, sufficient agreement on less and less...we seem screwed...

J.D.'s Comment
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CORRECTION: I just wrote "Old School" when I meant "PackRat". Sorry guys! As a fairly avid reader here for many moons, I'd been thinking a lot as have others about O.S's suffering of late and wishing I too could somehow help get his words out, whatever. But yeah, PackRat's been the one writing lately, while O.S. hasn't been able to do much more than his recent update.

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