In regards to your editorial comment on police antagonizing truckers, this is nothing new. Our company recently had these charges in New York State: not having reflective tape on tractor mud flaps (with a trailer) twice!; not stopping completely at a stop sign; and one of our drivers got a speeding ticket in Michigan for doing 63 mph in a 60 zone.
And it’s not just New York and Michigan, it seems to be everywhere you go. If you get the good fortune of being pulled into a scale, I’ll almost guarantee you’ll get a ticket for something. And you could take it to court and perhaps win, but, win, lose or draw, it costs you time and money.
It’s all about the money! I’ve been at this trucking for over 45 years and believe me, the fun is all gone. It’s just a job now and I’m just staying a couple more years until I retire.
Ed Wesselius Guelph, Ont.
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