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    Re: U.S. proposes cellphone ban for truck drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    What negative stereotypes would that be?

    Oh, I thought you meant this negatively.....

    I think the government should outlaw beaver hunting for truckers ONLY. It is just as dangerous as cellphone use.

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    Re: U.S. proposes cellphone ban for truck drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    There is a ban on this? Really?

    Oh yeah....Crossing into I think IL with a gun is a crime.


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    Re: U.S. proposes cellphone ban for truck drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh yeah....Crossing into I think IL with a gun is a crime.


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    Then I take it that it's not really a ban, it's a matter that one must abide by the laws of the states they're driving through. That makes perfect sense to me...
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    Re: U.S. proposes cellphone ban for truck drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Bad idea and violation of the 10th Amendment, transportation is supposed to be a state issue.
    Sometimes big rigs may be involved with interstate commerce
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: U.S. proposes cellphone ban for truck drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I am so sick of this type of smear coming out of mental midgets like LaHood, and others that seek to blame the ills of driving and accident rates on Truckers. It is intellectually lazy.

    We deliver the things you use every damned day, and what thanks do we get for it? Flipped off, honked at, called in on threatening our lively hood, and ever increasing regulation and taxation that will result in Americans paying much higher costs at the check out line.

    Car drivers have over the years, my own some 20 years driving, become rude, rule of the road breakers, and completely selfish in their driving, not caring a bit whom they place in danger. And who constantly gets the blame for it? We do, Truckers!

    Heck even stories on the news that show truck vs car accidents on the highways often don't tell the watchers until the very end of the story that the car was at fault.

    Lawyers cashing in, suing even if their client was the cause of the accident like bottom feeders they are.

    Now, I am not saying that there are some truckers out there that are inexperienced, and do cause some problems, however, you keep it up, (talking to the ungrateful masses here) and just wait. When myself, and my cohorts that do have the experience decide to pack it in, then you'll be left with nothing but greenhorns. Good luck with that.


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    Cellphone use in Arkansas is banned for all.
    So I don't get what you're complaining about - you're actually bringing up a different issue.

    Is the fact of how other people are with their driving suppose to make cellphones permissible or something?
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    Re: U.S. proposes cellphone ban for truck drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Cellphone use in Arkansas is banned for all.
    So I don't get what you're complaining about - you're actually bringing up a different issue.

    Is the fact of how other people are with their driving suppose to make cellphones permissible or something?
    Yeah, but we're allowed to travel with a firearm
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: U.S. proposes cellphone ban for truck drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Yeah, but we're allowed to travel with a firearm
    What is that suppose to mean?
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    Re: U.S. proposes cellphone ban for truck drivers

    I think the trucking industry is too subsidized for our good:
    (1) gas costs much less than coffee (if it were coffee we're talking about a quarter a cup); (2) they tear up publicly funded roads (there's no argument, larger trucks do the worst damage to intra-interstate highways)-- for starters.

    We sacrificed railways for the trucking industry and it is coming back to haunt us. However, they should keep their cell phones.
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    Re: U.S. proposes cellphone ban for truck drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    I think the trucking industry is too subsidized for our good:
    (1) gas costs much less than coffee (if it were coffee we're talking about a quarter a cup); (2) they tear up publicly funded roads (there's no argument, larger trucks do the worst damage to intra-interstate highways)-- for starters.

    We sacrificed railways for the trucking industry and it is coming back to haunt us. However, they should keep their cell phones.
    We sacrificed railways for the trucking industry?
    Since when - a lot of trucking is done from the rail depots TO the destination.

    I live near a depot - the railways that come through town are constantly busy.
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    Re: U.S. proposes cellphone ban for truck drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    We sacrificed railways for the trucking industry?
    Since when - a lot of trucking is done from the rail depots TO the destination.

    I live near a depot - the railways that come through town are constantly busy.
    Irrelevant. The trucking industry is much bigger.

    BTS | Table 1 - Commercial Freight Activity in the United States by Mode of Transportation: 2002

    11,000 billion tons by truck 1,000 billion by train.
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