Trailer trucking professionals who have been reading any of the blogs that have been written by United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood have apparently been paying attention as more recent blog posts by the Secretary of Transportation have been a little more politically correct according to many watchers. The controversy of the his older blog posts surrounds his announcement that bicyclists should probably have a voice in the planning of America’s transport system and the thoughts of America’s trucking services industry about this announcement. Mr. LaHood’s more recent blog posts appear to be a little more guarded and add a few nice comments about America’s trucking transport industry and the possible need to think about making more room for walkers and bicyclists using the transport systems of America. Mr. LaHood seems to have embraced blogging as away to meet the common people who are concerned about the significant problems in America’s transport systems and this is probably an excellent idea.
The Secretary of Transport has apparently been increasing his blogging efforts lately and according to the latest reports has been blogging about his desire to get large transport trucks off of the roads of America in an effort to reduce the carbon wheel-print of America’s trucking industry. He would like to see America start using more inland waterways to transport freight to destinations in America, in preference to using heavy duty trucks, according to some sources. This is certainly a feasible idea that could help bypass congested roads around busy American ports in some cases and even reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but we obviously need to be very careful when trying to move more freight using the inland waterways of America. The environmental cost to American could in the end be greater depending on each particular waterway and we need to tread very carefully in this desire.