Regarding your recent article ‘Bigger is better for Alberta log haulers’ (January 2010).When will we ever learn as truckers that more axles never translates to more money?
The first year is good then the net weight to make rate just goes up and you’re hauling more for less. Your expenses go up and your rate goes down. The biggest picture here is lack of safety. Having only 65% braking efficiency and more weight increases stopping distances. How many people are going to be hurt or worse? I for one am not willing to sign on for the added liability.
Richard Melvin Via e-mail
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