Tazz actually answered this fairly clearly, in his usual style, but what it boils down to is this:instead of taking immediate drastic measures to a situation that more than likely does NOT demand one, why not do the research, create the proper debate and then deliberate accordingly?
It's not new. I have tried to help push this out. I was told pretty much every time, my help wasn't needed and wasn't wanted. My input didn't matter and the people I was trying to support and give information to basically told me to sit down and shut up so they could continue *****ing that they won't be able to cheat anymore.This did not just happen. Hell 395 has had 4 or 5 massive changes in the 14-15 years I have paid attention. Every time we go through endless listening sessions, lawsuits, revisions, studies, surveys, more lawsuits...........
.....the NTSB has been begging for three decades for the change.
You can thank the loudest mouths who claim to represent us for that. Those who make the news actually are barely literate, uneducated morons. Thanks to them, I have to stop my day in the middle and sit for a half hour that I would rather spend at home sipping a 7-Up.For years we've been looked down upon and treated like we are uneducated morons
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I think a committee of CDL holders should be put in charge of all of the Safety issues in the Airline Industry.
If, in return, the Airline Industy fails and planes start falling out of the sky, just come up with a simple solution: Let people walk.
After all, they say people don't exercise enough.
Same logic. ... or no logic at all. Seems it doesn't matter.
What is the big rush for people who know absolutely NOTHING about the trucking industry to suddenly attempt to take total control of it?
Please don't tell me it's a direct result of collective data that has been gathered over the years.
We are just another vulnerable industry, supposedly with extra money to spare, and we have all had lobotomy's performed... numerous times, thereby rendering us ignorant, illiterate and incapable of making rational decisions on our own.
When the economy flips upside-down, people can just immediately start pointing the finger.
Or better yet, when we run out of diesel fuel, we will ALL perish.
Life depends on Air, Water and Diesel fuel.
Obviously certain individuals do not think that diesel fuel is a huge part of the equation when it comes to sustaining life.
From the time a raw material comes out of the ground (or from a tree being chopped down) it is hauled a MINIMUM of SEVEN times on a truck until it is a finished product in a store... and available to sell to a consumer.
People on this earth cannot exist unless PEOPLE drive trucks, build trucks, operate diesel-powered farm equipment or take oil from the ground and turn it into diesel.
If this is a fact, and what I say is even slightly true, why would you want to make it impossible for me, a 36 year veteran of the highway) to be able to do my job? To take my hard-earned-underpaid money?
This is a really bad time for the trucking industry and I cannot for the life of me figure out what has prompted such a sudden increase in public perception towards truckers that results in the government trying to put an end to us... almost as if they are throwing us in prison and tossing the key.
Are we (and what we do) really that completely misunderstood?
Some of us get tired of all the Pete-worship. That's true. Probably because there are five other major brands of trucks that are just as capable, just not so many pretty details and extra gizmos, cost at least a third less, but have all of the same business stuff as a Pete. It's cool that guys love Pete long-nose trucks. It just sometimes seems like the guys who drive them, whether they own them or not, enter into every brand name discussion with an attitude of superiority, as if the rest of us who are not so enamoured of the brand are somehow lesser drivers for having different preferences.Hmmmmm..... that's rich. Sure are a lot of exceptions made here these days.
And now we have a place where people who like the old trucks, like the customized trucks, can talk about them and share ideas: Classic and Custom Big Rig FansSome of us get tired of all the Pete-worship. That's true. Probably because there are five other major brands of trucks that are just as capable, just not so many pretty details and extra gizmos, cost at least a third less, but have all of the same business stuff as a Pete. It's cool that guys love Pete long-nose trucks. It just sometimes seems like the guys who drive them, whether they own them or not, enter into every brand name discussion with an attitude of superiority, as if the rest of us who are not so enamoured of the brand are somehow lesser drivers for having different preferences.
So yes, guys who prefer shorter, more rounded trucks tend to be a little defensive.