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Trucking regulations can be taken too far

January 12, 2013

Editor: We all drive the highway and byways here in West Virginia every day, but when we drive on the interstate or truck routes we become annoyed by the fact we are being held up or being passed on......

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Jan-14-13 9:53 AM

This time I actually agree with you Pure. I drove a tractor-trailer for many years. The "four wheelers" expect an 80,000 lb vehicle to stop on a dime and no matter how seasoned the driver is that is just not going to happen. And for those who don't realize it, if you cannot see both of the trucks side mirrors when you are following the truckdriver cannot see you either. You are following too close. And those signs at traffic lights that say "stop here on red", they are put there to allow tractor trailers to make wide turns. So when you choose not to follow directions, be prepared to back up. And believe it or not we are not out to endanger anybody. Most of us have families at home waiting for us to return safely. We cannot so this without the cooperation and understanding of all drivers. Once in a while when you sit down for a meal think about how that food managed to get to your table. And be thankful.......

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