October 2012 Letters

Lovin’ the care packages for female troops
Thank you so much for the care packages. I was not expecting them and was astounded at the generosity. Both packages were fantastic. I am a K9 handler and let my fellow handlers have first dibs on the first package. I think everyone got a kick out of the cigars; we are saving them for our redeployments. 

I thought the female specific package was extremely well put together. I am located at a transient base where 40,000 some troops pass through each month, so it is easy to give out the items in either care package to deserving troops. The female care bags were great, and went like hot cakes. 

Mary K. Boyer, SSgt, USAF
376 ESFS/K9
Military Working Dog Handler

Making Afghanistan deployment a bit easier
We received your generous care package today. This was a very well thought-out care package that will benefit many soldiers. We can’t say enough how much your support and care packages mean to us. It’s people like you that make this job more bearable.   

Your generosity and your support are critical to keeping up the morale of the soldiers here in Afghanistan.

Again, thank you for your generosity and support.

(a former trucker)
SGT Dean E. Spaans
3-58th AOB
Battalion Motor Sergeant

Jonesin’ for some trucking in the U.S.
I would like to ask for OOIDA to do a shout out to all my trucking family thanking them and wishing them Godspeed for their support on behalf of the 113th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers stationed throughout South West Asia (SWA) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).

I will also be renewing my OOIDA membership at the first opportunity, and I am looking forward to the day that I return to trucking. Hopefully, I will be fortunate enough to participate in a future fundraiser alongside America’s best to support our nation’s finest.

Thank you for your support!

1SG Carly A. Tanner
First Sergeant

Thanks, Road Law
Road Law guys are always very helpful. Their proactive articles in Land Line save our drivers a lot of grief.

Jan Scholl
St. Matthews, KY

Just thinkin’
I wonder how long it will be before we have “drones” following each truck?

Kenneth L. Simmons
Crosby, TX

Safe trucking north and south
Thank you for your reporting on the cross-border issues/problems. I am in full support for opening the border for Mexican trucks to come north. Right after the U.S. Department of State, ICE, DHS, DEA, U.S.DOT, Mexican government, Mexican “DOT” and Mexican law enforcement can guarantee my safety and my trucks’ safety to go south with no worries about TCO-cartel drug-gang violence AND I am able to buy ULSD from Pemex and Mexican Eagle Oil or Mexican Eagle Petroleum anywhere in Mexico, like on my way to Cancun.

If it is safe for them to go north, it should be safe for me to go south. And if I get pulled over, or I stop at a truck stop, at a receiver or shipper, I expect them to be bilingual and speak English.

Andy and Marge Freeman
Freeman Transport, LLC

Faulty math
I am an owner leased to Landstar Express. We carry DOD freight. If we agree to an EOBR, it will cost me $3,095 for the unit, $350 installation fee and $38 per month monitoring fee. Where did FMCSA get $1,500?

Harley Logue
La Vergne, TN