I respect the fellow CDL driver who works hard, follows the rules, keeps their loads legal and stays away from the ever present illegal substances that are on the road today. I don’t want a phone call in the middle of the night from the State Patrol saying that one of my family members or friends was killed by a irresponsible driver out on the freeway.
In response to the last post I would like to make one point clear. The reason I got so upset at the comment of the driver who posted the comment was because he missed the entire point of the post. I was only pointing out that, yes, there are people out there driving 40 ton trucks with absolutely no commercial driver training or even a CDL license. The idiot who was still driving with 18 citations on his CDL should be banned from driving anything, in any state! I don’t want my family or friends out on the road with those drivers.
The more I drive, the more I am against raising the nationwide speed limit for any vehicle. I do think that the speeds should be the same for cars and trucks, but not raised. Not only is speed a safety issue, it also saves a large trucking company thousands upon thousands of dollars in fuel related expenses. Keeping the speed low also reduces our dependence on fossil fuels (oil).