Comments, questions

I just went into the blog for the first time in a month, and I noticed something. I used to get notified via email when someone posted a comment. Apparently, that’s not happening anymore, as there were a bunch of comments I didn’t know about. So, my apologies for my tardy replies. At any rate, I try to answer all questions, but the timeliness of my answers always depends on how busy I am, and the complexity of the question.

As always, questions accompanied by the offer of payment are moved to the front of the line.


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13 thoughts on “Comments, questions

  • April 26, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    There is no way those people in charge will do anything but lower the speed limits for trucks. They will point to the increased speed limit as the sole reason for the increase in accident numbers, and they will take corrective action. That is the easiest way to fix the problem. I am close to retirement, and that will for me, be the the final nail in the coffin, so to speak. I feel sorry for any new driver coming up today. I wish them all the luck.

  • May 16, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Well, yes, that is certainly something they could try. However, I think the government is hesitant to go back to something that’s already been tried, and roundly hated by the people. I think everyone pretty much hated the stupid 55 MPH national speed limit. To force all the States to adopt a national truck speed limit would be stupid. It doesn’t mean they won’t try it though.

  • July 13, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    I am driving a 26 ft Ryder truck from Cleveland to Philadelphia, then to Virginia, then back home to Cleveland. Do I have to stop at weigh stations and or keep a log book?

  • July 28, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Log book = yes. I assuming this is a work trip, and you are not transporting your own household goods. Weigh stations = maybe. Each state is different. Looks for the signs leading up to the weigh stations. When in doubt, stop.

  • October 9, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Does a person with a cdl and works as a dispatcher sometimes works over 12 houres need to keep a log book and show 30 min. brake after 8 houres sometime drive as need.

  • October 10, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Do you drive? If you drive, and work over 12 hours, yes, you would need a log. If no driving, no, you would not need a log.

  • October 10, 2014 at 7:56 am

    This is a test. Test, test, test.

  • October 10, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Yes, test? What is your question?

  • October 10, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Another test. Is the email feature working?

  • October 10, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Another test. Test, test, test!

  • October 10, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Try again. Did the new plugin work?

  • October 10, 2014 at 8:38 am


  • October 10, 2014 at 8:50 am

    No. In fact it did not. #@t^?!$#@!

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