posted on Sep, 9 2007 @ 09:28 PM
I owned my own class 8 truck and reefer trailer back in the 80s and 90s. 96 I said to hell with this crap and sold out. I seen the future and it was
nothing but trouble for a man such as myself. Myself being some one with gnosis and grim visions of my future if I ignored the warnings.
Cost to do business was on the rise, laws were poppin out of the woodwork in the states I traveled. I realized this is greed at it's finest disguised
as laws and safety.
Every year truckers need a medical check up with a renewed medical card to drive. Now they have changed the driver CDL license. The trucking business
has not seen the end of nickle and dime tactics to keep a hand in the pockets of truckers.
When I traveled connecticut in the 80s they had video cameras on the highways to snap your picture if you were speeding. they than mailed you the
Than back in the 80s truck computers came on the scene and governments embraced the idea. They now had a tool to track truckers with motor carrier
cops cross referencing log book entries with onboard truck computer printouts. They said they weren't going to do that, but they did. Now most if not
all big carriers have onboard computers to report every move the truck makes and so the office can know where the truck is at the moment with
satellite GPS tracking and communication.
I leased on with a mega carrier in the 90s and pulled military FAK. I wanted to haul sensitive items like weapons. I went through carrier training for
the military certificate to small arms and other sensitive military fak. To haul certain sensitive freight I had to have a co driver and satellite
tracking. That was where I said no.
After selling out of the trucking business, I went to work as a dispatcher for a trucking firm. They had computers and satellite tracking on all the
fleet. So when a guy was out there anywhere I could send a text message to his truck and he could respond back. I also could pin point his location
anywhere in the United States by his tractor GPS locater ID. We knew every move the driver made with the truck he was driving.
Papers please in every state has been in operation before and since I started trucking.
I think were all going to end up tagged and followed by computers. it's just a matter of time.