The Obama Nanny State strikes again… this time upon our Road Warriors…
U.S. Department of Transportation has issued another squalling edict aka Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010) upon Motor Carriers and Drivers:
JustTheFacts (a PDF file) is just one form of the daily “Who Moved My Cheese?” that our tireless Truckers contend with. More edicts are listed here with a monthly time line: What’s New: CSA 2010 News and Information When is Enough Too Much?
The Trucker’s Creed “If You Got It, A Truck Brought It!”
LouisMartin33 | October 31, 2007
Slideshow of semitrucks set to Metallica.
Do you care, you should, and let me tell you why:
Let’s examine just 1 product… the Tomato.
First the tomato itself. How did the seeds get to the retail or feed store?
How did the farm equipment get to the farmer’s field?
Home garden? How did that car in your driveway originally get to the car lot that enabled you to go the store for seeds?
How did the tomato grown on the farm, that you purchased at the store, arrive there?
Now how did the canned tomato paste, spaghetti sauce, and frozen lasagna end up on store shelves?
Back to the seed and the tomato fields… then add~
The tomatoes are harvested and placed into WHAT and shipped to factories for processing.
How did the cans, labels, freezer bag packaging, cardboard boxes, and all of the other ingredients arrive at the factory?
When production is completed, how did the final product get to the distribution warehouses?
How did the distribution warehouses move the product to the individual retail stores?
Let us not forget how the gas arrived to the stations for the personal shopping experience for the retail customer of tomato produce and products nor how the long haulers got it there.
Could it be that our Truck Drivers, Truckers, and Long Haulers are one of our most precious Patriotic resources? They are ever watchful on our highways and byways. The first person that offers to help a stranded motorist or runaway is often found to be Trucker. Truckers are America’s Land Sailors, away from home and any real family living conditions for weeks to months at a time, navigating our Interstate System under ever changing Nanny State demands. Now why would the U.S. Department of Transportation be attacking them?
Just remember Truckers you no longer need a Convoy for your cause, because Conservatives and Tea Parties are now alerted! We thank you for your service! We see it now!