Video: If Trucks Stopped...

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Anchorman's Comment
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If Trucks Stopped

How fast would the well-oiled machine known as America sputter and stall if truck drivers weren't bringing us everything we need? The ATA says, “Pretty quick."

Published on Oct 22, 2014

Brian 's Comment
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That should be put on national TV instead of all the political ads they are running these days! Would maybe educate the real world what the truckers do for this country......maybe they would stop some of the BS like the right lane issue

Anchorman's Comment
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That should be put on national TV instead of all the political ads they are running these days! Would maybe educate the real world what the truckers do for this country......maybe they would stop some of the BS like the right lane issue

I agree! I would also like to see this on TV.

Colleen W.'s Comment
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Great video, I too think it should ran on network TV. Last night on the news there was a segment on banning all communication devises including hands free from commercial vehicles because a trucker was on his hands free phone while crossing railroad tracks and was hit by a train in Baltimore last year. Funny thing the fact that shrubs blocked drivers view of the tracks was quickly mentioned as a side note.

MRC's Comment
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Great video, I too think it should ran on network TV. Last night on the news there was a segment on banning all communication devises including hands free from commercial vehicles because a trucker was on his hands free phone while crossing railroad tracks and was hit by a train in Baltimore last year. Funny thing the fact that shrubs blocked drivers view of the tracks was quickly mentioned as a side note.

Did they mention how bad the companies record was? and the fact that the feds had not been keeping up with their checkups? wtf-2.gif There claiming because of his accident that none of us, CDL , can drive and talk! How many motor vehicle accidents occur due to this? Half the dumd arses can't walk and chew gum at the same time.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
MRC's Comment
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Great video, I too think it should ran on network TV. Last night on the news there was a segment on banning all communication devises including hands free from commercial vehicles because a trucker was on his hands free phone while crossing railroad tracks and was hit by a train in Baltimore last year. Funny thing the fact that shrubs blocked drivers view of the tracks was quickly mentioned as a side note.

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Did they mention how bad the companies record was? and the fact that the feds had not been keeping up with their checkups? wtf-2.gif There claiming because of his accident that none of us, CDL , can drive and talk! How many motor vehicle accidents occur due to this? Half the dumd arses can't walk and chew gum at the same time.

sorry, dumb not dumd

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Rolling Thunder's Comment
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Face it, the only time truckers and the trucking industry will be network T.V. worthy is when there is an accident or if it fits into a political agenda.

Remember how firefighters were elevated in status due to 911? Now, do you remember how the airlines were treated? We are merely a necessary annoyance and that will not change any time soon.

MRC's Comment
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Http://nypost.com/2014/10/23/man-clings-to-life-after-being-hit-by-truck/ This is another example of the spotlight being shown on us, unbelievable!!!

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