The most recent Dan Rather Reports, a second in a series, filmed on location in Carl’s Corner, Texas at Willie Nelson’s truck stop, Willie’s Place – brought a large number of truckers together who had the opportunity to mingle and discuss problems within the trucking industry. Owner Operators specifically, were sharing their concerns about the future of their livelihood.
Concerns such as opening the Mexican Border . . . the Cap and Trade issue . . . new EPA stipulations such as the SCR or EGR and its direct costs to the owner operators who for many, can barely keep their heads above water right now.
It was a good thing to see so many drivers discussing these important issues within the industry as long as it does not turn out to be just “more talk” as many of them shared with me was one of their concerns.
Jimmy Watson – Driver/Trainer for KLLM
Donna and I enjoyed spending time with one of the many drivers who attended, Jimmy Watson, a veteran driver and trainer with KLLM Transport.
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