Trucking organizations supportive as Buttigieg testifies

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  1. Rocks

    Rocks Road Train Member

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    Article from the Truckers News
    BY TRUCKERS NEWS STAFF

    "President Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Transportation testified Thursday, Jan. 21, for just shy of three hours before a Senate committee as part of his confirmation process.
    In his appearance before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, Pete Buttigieg fielded questions on several trucking-related topics, and said the department would look into them, giving no real specific answers. These included:
    • hours of service changes
    • electronic logging device waivers for livestock haulers
    • meal and rest breaks for drivers
    Committee members were mostly congenial towards the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana and several said they looked forward to working with him, suggesting his confirmation.
    “You know what the hell you’re talking about, and that’s pretty #### refreshing,” said Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat from Montana. Tester, according to USA Today “put on a clinic on how a nominee should work and act.”"

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  3. sevenmph

    sevenmph Road Train Member

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    Part of the ATA comment cracks me up: "Having served as the mayor of a city sitting at the crossroads of America,"
    South Bend, Indiana? The crossroads of America?
     
  4. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    I'm shocked! Shocked I tell you!
     
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  5. mjd4277

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    Well Indiana as a whole(it is the official state motto).;)
    From South Bend you can head:
    North towards Muskegon,MI
    South towards Indy
    East towards Toledo,OH
    West towards Chicago
    So in a technical sense.
     
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    Buttgag Howdy Doody reincarnated
     
  7. JC1971

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    “You know what the hell you’re talking about, and that’s pretty #### refreshing,” said Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat from Montana.

    Because he's never worked as a transportation worker/executive before he was mayor. That's why he knows so much.
     
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  8. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    His immediate predecessor wasn’t that much better.;)
     
  9. TheLoadOut

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    Here we go again....
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    I've said it before and I'll say it again, the entrance to the FMCSA looks something like this...
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  10. buzzarddriver

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    Thank God for career government employee's that aren't tied to political appointment. At least they can steer the "clueless" appointee's in a senseable direction.
     
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