TDMST Weekly Round-Up 2022.02.26

This is the TDMST Weekly Round-Up of news affecting professional truck drivers, written by Vicki Simons for the week ending February 26, 2022.

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


TDMST Weekly Round-Up

1. Regarding Freedom Convoy 2022 and The People’s Convoy:

Freedom Convoy 2022 (Canada)

The situation in Canada — particularly the capital city, Ottawa — became very tense, especially during the time when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for enforcement of the Emergency Act regarding those in the convoy and their supporters.

Of all of the articles I’ve read about how quickly and surprisingly the Emergency Act ended, this one makes the most sense to me:
BOOM, Trudeau Reversal Motive Surfaces – Canadian Banking Association Was Approved by World Economic Forum To Lead the Digital ID Creation.

If you are a regional or long-haul trucker, please endeavor to keep sufficient cash (emergency fund and truck fund), food, and drinking water with you at all times.

Be aware that credit cards and bank accounts can be frozen — and that your location can be tracked using your cell phone.

Here are some of the most recent articles about the Freedom Convoy 2022:

The People’s Convoy

In a manner similar to the one that the Canadian truckers stood for freedom and liberty, a group of American truckers have started a convoy from California to Washington, DC, this week.

On Monday, February 21, 2022, I emailed The People’s Convoy because I felt compelled to share info with them for their safety and protection.

Here is part of what I shared:

In a June 8, 2020, article Trucking Group Calls for DOJ to Arrest and Prosecute Those Interfering with Big Rigs – Transportation Nation Network

we read:
[James Lamb, president of the Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC)] makes reference to the Hobbs Act: 18 U.S. Code §1951, which makes a crime punishable by a fine or imprisonment not more than twenty years, or both:

Whoever in any way or degree obstructs, delays, or affects commerce or the movement of any article or commodity in commerce, by robbery or extortion or attempts or conspires so to do, or commits or threatens physical violence to any person or property in furtherance of a plan or purpose to do anything in violation of this section…


Also, an organization to which my husband Mike and I belong — which has been fighting for constitutional government for over 60 years — has produced a couple of videos that would be well worth your time to watch:

Freedom Convoy Deep State Trap? – Constitution Corner – YouTube

Military Strategy In Politics – Constitution Corner – YouTube

So, in other words, do not make yourself a target who could wind up involved in another Jan. 6-style injustice.

Here are some of the most recent articles about The People’s Convoy in the USA:


2. Regarding COVID-19:

Based on what I’ve read, a number of the face mask mandates and jab mandates associated with COVID-19 have been relaxed or eliminated altogether.

However, do not let down your guard because I’ve been reading about other potential pathogen releases such as @IDS and sm@llp0x that may be planned with even deadlier outcomes and even more freedoms stripped from the people.

Remember this section of the Declaration of Independence:

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,

No matter where you travel, it is best to stay fit, healthy, and strong — and keep your immune system boosted.


3. Regarding accidents, weather, and deaths:


Please look at these articles and endeavor not to repeat the truckers’ mistakes.


There were many, many news articles about bad winter weather this past week.

You may wish to review these pages from our site:

Please exercise extreme caution whenever you travel in snow-, ice- or squall-prone areas.


I am grieved every time I learn of someone who has lost his or her life in — or as a result of — a trucking accident.

Our condolences go to the families of those who died.

As it concerns the trucker who accidentally ran over his team member, there has got to be a simple and inexpensive way for the trucker in the sleeper berth to let the driving trucker know that he/she is out of the sleeper berth.

Perhaps pulling the sleeper berth curtains wide open or mounting in a conspicuous place a piece of Velcro such that a reversible sign could be affixed to it, one side reading “IN” and the other side reading “OUT” would be potential options (see products listed below).

These items are available from, with which we have an affiliate relationship.



4. Regarding supply chain, economy, selling, pay, and inflation:

Supply chain




None of these articles constitutes an endorsement of a trucking company for which to go to work.



5. Regarding autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, batteries, fuel, and emissions:

Autonomous vehicles

I totally oppose all autonomous, driverless, and self-driving autonomous commercial motor vehicles on the roads with the motoring public, but I share these articles as a courtesy.

Electric vehicles





6. Regarding drugs, alcohol, and health:


Never ever haul illegal drugs since being caught could cost a lot financially and lead to loss of your freedom.


BAC = Blood Alcohol Content.



7. Regarding operations, regulations, politics, business, rude, and speed traps:


No matter what kind of tractor you drive or what kind of trailer you haul, always do those things that make for good operations.





Speed traps


8. Regarding inspections, insurance, and maintenance:


If you keep your tractor and trailer well-maintained, you’ll never fear a truck inspection.


What do you think about data-driven insurance — or only that insurance that you use?

Please comment through the form below.



9. Regarding employment, trucking jobs, testing, and retention:


Trucking jobs




10. Regarding technology, theft, and safety:





11. Regarding war:

Although the Old Testament king David was a mighty man, he undertook an action that brought God’s judgment upon him: a war of aggression.

Although this is a new resource for me, you may wish to see how wars of aggression in Bible times were punished.

I have raised the question about why Russia invaded Ukraine at this time.


12. Regarding awards:

We recognize those truckers who helped out their fellow human beings when they were in distress.


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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