Archive for the ‘Spin Room’ Category

Political Fantasy Not Viable Highway Funding Option

Posted on: April 22nd, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Just when it looked as if some common sense regarding the highway funding bill was found in Washington, along comes the Obama administration with its [...]


Minimum wage hype is only a political weapon

Posted on: March 25th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Just in time for election season, hype over raising the federal minimum wage has mysteriously become of interest once again. As usual, the current focus [...]


Industry shouldn’t endorse more fuel regs

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Allies or Adversaries? Perhaps the most important element to winning, or just surviving, a battle is to first recognize that the battle exists. For far [...]


Government carries license to (over)kill

Posted on: January 28th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Regulatory Targeting of Trucking Industry Goes Deeper than Safety or Fear It’s no secret to anybody involved with trucking that the industry seems to be [...]


Resolve to be involved in 2014

Posted on: December 24th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

As a group, truckers are generally more aware of the day’s issues than the average person. The job and lifestyle provide opportunity for contemplation, and [...]


Big Government’s HOS as bad as its Healthcare

Posted on: November 26th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Now that we’re a bit farther into the new HOS rules than we are with the healthcare takeover, it’s becoming readily apparent to anybody with [...]


ACA health care? More like health scare

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Dreamed up by activists and lobbyists and passed into law by unprecedented legislative malpractice, the so-called Affordable Care Act (ACA) is now showing its true [...]


More US Bridges Will Fall Down

Posted on: September 24th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Following the collapse of the I-5 Skagit River bridge earlier this year, the Associated Press (AP) performed an analysis of the 607,380 bridges in the [...]


Voting Makes All the Difference

Posted on: August 27th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

“In a democracy, people get the government they deserve,” says a quote attributed to everybody from Shakespeare, to Jefferson, to gonzo-journalist Hunter S. Thompson. We [...]


The Spin Room | HOS Complexity – Bug or Feature?

Posted on: July 23rd, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

The circus surrounding the debut of the latest HOS rules illustrates all too well that when it comes to regulations, the inmates must be running [...]


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