This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending January 2, 2021.
We welcome your comments, thoughts and feedback on the items of your choice below.
As typically happens at the end of one year going into the next, various people and groups create lists of:
Here are some of the lists from trucking sources.
Please learn what you can from the descriptions of these accidents (and a near-miss), so that you don't wind up being someone about whom a similar article is written.
I am including these articles to help you stay up-to-date with this technology, because it could be that packages delivered by drone may start to cut in on what is hauled by truck.
I was delighted to read the poll results linked to the article Now that it's here, will you take the COVID-19 vaccination?, that 90% of truckers said "No."
You may also be interested in these articles:
Violence toward truckers and other members of the motoring public must STOP!
According to the article What is Diesel Gelling and How to STOP it?:
Diesel gelling is when cold temperatures cause diesel fuel to turn from a liquid into a gel-like substance.
The diesel fuel solidifies into a waxy or gel-like substance. Fuel is no longer able to be pumped or filtered through the engine.
So, it's imperative that truckers driving diesel-powered trucks have the means by which to prevent their trucks' fuel from gelling.
There are numerous fuel treatments on the market, including this one just announced:
Pilot Flying J Offers Winter Fuel Protection.
If you use this product, please write and send us your product review.
Thanks so much to those who helped others, whether mentioned here or not:
We extend our heartiest congratulations to these award seekers and finalists:
Also, Happy New Year!
Would you please contact us through the form below to let us know how you plan to have a safe and prosperous year this year?
My husband Mike and I wish you -- and all professional truck drivers -- safe travels and lots of money saving opportunities on the road.