Truckers’ real concern
I think one of the greatest needed changes in law that is brushed under the carpet and reality hits many every day. The trucking laws are far-reaching past the occupant behind the driver seat. They affect passenger vehicles and the other big rigs doing the heavy lifting to bring everything you use but your birthday suit.
Like so many things, it seems common sense has been removed from public discussion to massage special interests. Unfortunately, average citizens are affected whether they know it or not, beginning with life-and-death safety to the price of what you pay for a product.
To drivers of trucks, it’s being placed between that rock and a hard place.
I believe electronic logs don’t solve any problems but are more like snake oil that causes problems; the real purpose is to do away with the small truckers. They don’t make highways safer when I see drivers speed through truck stops, work zones, and having 100 parking spots with 150 trucks needing to park. Like in a lot of areas of life, I believe the government is the problem.
Hours of sleep needed by individual drivers should be the concern, not one size fits all. I know no truck driver who is drugged up and not wanting to sleep. Good sleep or quality sleep is what makes a driver safe.