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John White Magazine Pro-Trucker
Note: As you can see by the 2 emails below we will print letters and withhold the authour’s name if requested. The writer may have various reasons for wanting to remain anonymous such as fearing repercussions from their employer, co-workers or the public and some just don’t want the attention. When we withhold a writer’s name we always ensure their identity before printing the letter. Dear John I am just reading the “Letters to the Editor” section in the Pro-Trucker Magazine and really enjoyed reading the one from Tim Blakey on E-logs. I am a safety and compliance officer. I have never sat behind the wheel of a truck and I can’t even imagine what it’s like so I bring a different perspective to the topic.
I am a woman working in a man’s world but I take the time to go out with the drivers and crawl under a truck and trailer or climb up into a set of Supers. I get covered in snow and mud but it doesn’t bother me, dirt on clothes, faces, hands and hair all wash out. The respect I have gained from my drivers by asking questions, doing my homework or getting dirty with them has garnered me a lot of respect both from them and for them. For that reason I can get these guys to do things or try things that my counter parts sometimes can’t. Now back to my original thought. We are currently introducing new E-logs and I have spent a lot of time working one on one with most of my drivers teaching them how to use them. In frustration I have been sworn at, called names and been told, “I am not using them.” But what a wonderful feeling it is when these same drivers call me, usually in a week’s time, to ask very sheepishly if they could please go off paper logs? E-logs also make my job easier, I am no longer trying to read chicken scratch logs, nor trying to figure out exactly how many miles were in each state or province. With a few clicks of my trusty mouse I have all the information I need. It also makes my drivers safer and in the end that’s all I really care about. I just want my drivers to make it home healthy and in one piece. I just wanted you to receive another positive email
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