At the beginning of an election year with a busy regulatory calendar, Jack Roberts of CCJ sums up why truckers can't catch a break with politicians. And it doesn't matter whether Republicans or Democrats are in charge:
Politicians of both parties understand one thing with unwavering clarity: Voters are afraid of trucks. ... It doesn’t matter how good a fleet maintenance program is, or how strong its safety record is, or how many millions of safe driving miles a driver has under their belt, when a voter in a mini-van merges onto a highway at 60 mph and finds a Class 8 tractor with a 53-foot trailer thundering alongside of them, it scares the hell of them.