This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending July 17, 2021.
We welcome your comments, thoughts and feedback on the items of your choice below.
Please pay very close attention to what is going on regarding these two topics -- and take needed action!
The "PRO" Act (H.R. 842/S. 420) would:
Use the form with suggested content here to contact your U.S. Senators and then call them using provided talking points.
Whether this accident happened as a result of:
both are preventable!
Everyone who was involved in this scam deserves punishment for their lies and actions
All truckers who were unwittingly dragged into this scam need to be completely exonerated!
These are the most recent articles regarding the economy from the perspective of the trucking industry.
If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
I suggest looking for substantiation regarding trucker products and services.
I am totally opposed to autonomous, driverless, or self-driving vehicles -- especially Commercial Motor Vehicles -- and share these articles so that you may stay current on the topic.
Please be aware that at least two articles listed below have to do with technology regarding self-driving vehicles.
I have chosen to put them here for the sake of consistency.
Never agree to haul illegal drugs, no matter how much of an incentive or pay-off you are promised.
Never agree to haul people like cattle!
Every person is made in the image of God and needs to be treated with dignity and respect.
People seeking to come into any foreign country need to do so according to the laws of that country.
If you are a prospective trucker looking to enter the trucking industry, please see these pages on our site:
Standards for training change periodically, so please stay current.
Never perpetrate violence except to protect yourself (self-defense) or others whom you know (such as family members or neighbors).
There needs to be a way for truckers to protect themselves with firearms in all 50 states.
Until that happens, please always be aware that different jurisdictions have different laws, statutes or ordinances regarding firearms.
Congratulations to the winner of this truck: Daniel Abshire!
My husband Mike and I wish you -- and all professional truck drivers -- safe travels and lots of money saving opportunities on the road.