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The Failbus Always Needs Drivers

This is a tough economy, and everyone needs a job to make ends meet.  Well, get ready for a whole bunch of openings.

It seems that July of this year will see a new federal law take effect.  All CDL truck drivers are going to be evaluated over a 36 month period.  If you are found to be unsafe due to racking up multiple tickets and such, you will not be allowed to drive.  Basically, you get pulled from your Kenworth and are put in the party van.

Now, this effects ALL professional truck drivers.  That means you union folks.  That means you construction folks (I'm very curious how the road construction crews with their political connections wiggle out of this one).  It is estimated that roughly 175,000 drivers currently on the road will be ineligible once July rolls around.

Oh, and you can bet carriers are waiting.  With fewer truckers, they will suddenly be able to demand a higher price for their services thanks to supply and demand.

It's a growth industry, folks....



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Jan. 30th, 2010 01:08 am (UTC)
And that plan will blow up in their face. Shipping by rail has been on the increase for over a decade and a foolish move like that by the OTR shippers will be commercial suicide.

Personally, I think this sounds like a good idea. House cleaning is a good idea when the goal is safer roads.
Jan. 30th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
You won't see me argue. Some of those guys drive like maniacs. The only down side is, since this also applies to construction crews, this could mean road construction in Illinois could drag on even longer that usual!
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