TDMST Weekly Round-Up 2021.09.11

This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending September 11, 2021.

We welcome your comments, thoughts and feedback on the items of your choice below.


TDMST Weekly Round-Up

1. Regarding September 11, trucker appreciation, and COVID-19:

September 11 / aka “9/11”

Please be ultra careful this weekend as there may be false flag operations or other violence committed in connection with the 20th anniversary of the attacks that took place on September 11, 2001.

Here’s one article about this event from a trucker’s perspective:

Trucker appreciation (National Truck Driver Appreciation Week)

Thank you, truckers! We are grateful for all you do year-round to transport the world's freight safely, efficiently and on-time. We wish you safe travels and lots of money saving opportunities on the road. -- Mike and Vicki Simons

“Thank you, truckers! We are grateful for all you do year-round to transport the world’s freight safely, efficiently and on-time. We wish you safe travels and lots of money saving opportunities on the road.”
— Mike and Vicki Simons

Here are the most recent articles covering National Truck Driver Appreciation Week:


When you read through the Constitution of the United States, you will never find that the President has been given the authority to require anyone to get a medical intervention.

Let me briefly summarize some information:

  • Our rights come from our Creator, God, not from man, the Constitution, or any level of government.
  • Our rights are unalienable, meaning that they are not transferable to someone else and cannot be taken away or denied.
  • Governments are instituted among men to secure our God-given rights and they are to have “just powers,” meaning that they must be based on truth and what is right and correct in the eyes of our Creator.
  • God established 4 realms of government to which He delegates authority: self, family, church, and civil.
  • Each of the 4 realms of government has its own role, function, jurisdiction, position, and delegated authority from God.
  • No one from any one realm of government may invade on the jurisdiction of any other realm.
  • If an invasion occurs, tyranny can ensue!
  • If one or more jabs are required for employment, this is a form of civil government invading the realm of self-government!
  • All businesses must abide by the law, not Executive Orders, guidance, or “guidelines” that are outside the law.
  • If businesses enforce unlawful edicts from the government, they are acting as an extension of the civil government.
  • The powers of civil government come from the consent of the governed and must never violate the authority given by our Creator!
  • The President does not have the authority to create committees or task forces that violate our God-given rights.
  • Numerous national “departments” and “agencies” — and therefore any “guidelines” they issue — are unconstitutional, including the CDC and FDA. According to the Tenth Amendment, the actions they take are the jurisdiction of the states and the people.

The Declaration of Independence says in part:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

The Constitution of the United States, Article VI, Paragraph 2, states in part:

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; … shall be the supreme Law of the Land

The Bill of Rights, Amendment V, states in part:

No person shall be … deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law

With that being spelled out, here are some of the most recent articles about a push to get truckers (and others) vaccinated:

Defy tyrants!

2. Regarding accidents, accident at scale house, and accident with a train:


Accident at scale house

Please be aware that VAERS shows that hundreds of thousands of people have had adverse events — and thousands of people have died — in the United States since having gotten one or more jabs.

Research it for yourself.

Accident with a train

Never, ever play chicken with a train!

3. Regarding ATRI, operations, deaths, and distracted driving:





4. Regarding roads and weather:



5. Regarding economy, rates, pay, per diem:


These are some of the most recent articles about the economy from the trucking industry’s perspective.



Per diem

6. Regarding employment, recruiting, retention, and peak:





7. Regarding autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, emissions, and fuel:

Autonomous vehicles

I strongly oppose autonomous, driverless, or self-driving vehicles — especially Commercial Motor Vehicles and those that share roads with the motoring public.

I share these articles as a courtesy to our readers.

Electric vehicles



8. Regarding solar, technology, repair, and shortage:


I envision a day when truck trailer roofs will have almost nothing on top except for solar panels to collect energy.

Here are a couple of articles about solar power from the trucking industry’s perspective.




9. Regarding inspections, insurance, and tolls:


Continually be prepared for an inspection and you will never be surprised.



10. Regarding lawsuits and lottery:



Let’s hope he has discipline regarding his finances.

11. Regarding same day delivery, violations, and violence:

Same day delivery



How can one avoid being hit by objects thrown from overpasses?

12. Regarding award:

Congratulations to all truckers are in the running to win an award, have already won one, or have reached milestones in one’s trucking career!


My husband Mike and I wish you — and all professional truck drivers — safe travels and lots of money saving opportunities on the road.

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