12.7.13

ROUND AND ROUND AND OVER IT GOES.

Your tax dollars at work ... Wisconsin state highway roundabouts that trucks take at too high a speed.  "The highway was shut down while the truck's load was transferred to another truck. [Driver Robert] Russell suffered minor injuries and was cited for driving too fast for conditions." The oil train fire in Quebec is stirring up commentary (of which more anon) on railroad infrastructure, working conditions, and attempts to enhance productivity.  Shall we also have a conversation on the failure of governments to provide adequate roads, or on the desire of trucking companies to move bigger loads in one rig, or the possible corner-cutting that the new hours of service regulations might be causing?

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