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Lawmakers Want Semi-truck Presence on Highways Banned if Delivery Not in Progress

Three Georgia lawmakers wants to prohibit tractor trailers and semi-trucks from driving on state highways if trailers or semitrailers are not engaged in the pickup or delivery of persons or property.


Lawmaker withdraws bill to prohibit truckers on highways when not ‘delivering’

Three Georgia lawmakers want to prohibit tractor trailers and semi-trucks from driving on state highways if trailers or semitrailers are not engaged in the pickup or delivery of persons or property.

State Senators Donzella James, Harold Jones, and Michael Rhett filed Senate Bill 23 the bill to limit the travel on Wednesday. All three are Democrats.

The bill does provide an exception for traveling to or from such pickup or delivery.

Specifically, the legislation states that “No person shall drive or move on any highway any trailer or semitrailer unless such trailer or semitrailer is engaging in the pickup or delivery of persons or property or traveling to or from such pickup or delivery.”

Opponents of the bill question how such a law would be enforced since law enforcement officials must have a reason to detain a vehicle or truck on the roadway and checking the purpose of travel would not meet that threshold.

But there’s a caveat. The code section being amended reads that, “Any vehicle suspected of being operated in violation of this article chapter may be the subject of an inspection conducted by any law enforcement officer who has reason to believe such violation is occurring, without the necessity of obtaining a warrant to permit such inspection,” which means that a trailer or semitrailer could be stopped on suspicion that it is not en route for delivery or pickup.

A violation would be a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

You can read the bill below. [If you’re reading on a mobile device or having trouble loading the PDF, click here to read the bill.]

Lawmakers have until the 28th legislative day of session to pass legislation out of their respective chambers and on to the opposite legislative body in order for the bill to have an opportunity to become law this year. The legislative calendar has not yet been set.

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Jessica Szilagyi is a former Statewide Contributor for



  1. Staci Reader

    January 17, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    What if they are headed home for their off days? This needs to be re-examined for several reasons

    • Gail

      January 17, 2019 at 4:35 pm

      Oh I get it. You cant ask or stop a illegal driving down the road and ask if he or she is an American citizen. But you can stop a semi on suspicion that he is pu or delivering on that road. This is bullcrap!

      • Ev

        January 17, 2019 at 5:37 pm

        Stfu Gail with the dumb ass comparison

        • raymond douglas brosious

          January 17, 2019 at 7:57 pm

          why is it dumb? Sounds very reasonable to me.

          • Sharon Ayers

            January 17, 2019 at 8:36 pm

            You obviously do not know what truck drivers go thru now to get things delivered that you use on a daily basis. Go ride with one for a week and come back and tell me what you think. Idiots who are making these STUPID laws should have to be a truck driver for a month before they make these STUPID rules.

          • Hercules

            January 17, 2019 at 10:43 pm

            Well then you must be as dumb as they are!

          • Don

            January 18, 2019 at 6:48 am


          • Dennis Elings

            January 18, 2019 at 3:45 pm

            it is only dumb if you are a democrape, they know that most truck driver vote Republican, and most illegals vote democrape, and they say that it is racially profiling to stop a illegal ans ask him for ID, but it would be ok for them to stop truck drivers and ask them what they are doing, when trucks start going around the state and not buying fuel and other items in Ga the business owns will be bitching.

          • Jason

            January 18, 2019 at 4:13 pm

            It’s dumb because there’s literally thousands of truckers who own their own semi and are either on the way to work or on the way home. Sometimes, it is the only vehicle that they own. So, they have to go to the store and buy shit.

          • Shelley

            January 18, 2019 at 6:31 pm

            Do you ‘dummies’ realize how much a truck driver or trucking company pay for license/tabs, per truck??? You put any kind of stupid bill like this towards truck drivers~you will have ‘nothing’😡

          • Liz

            January 19, 2019 at 12:53 am

            That’s like saying you can only drive your car to and from work, if your caught driving to walmart you could be fined 1000.00 dollars. How absurd.

          • Mac Proctor

            January 19, 2019 at 9:25 am

            I fail to understand how you can think this is reasonable if you know nothing about the industry. Do you think we’re just out here joyriding with empty trailers? It costs me lots of money to drive empty and I try to limit it as much as I possibly can. The highways were built for big trucks to bring you everything you see and touch on a daily basis. Take a look around you right now. It has all been on a truck several times. This is an idiotic regulation and until you’ve educated yourself on how the industry operates, please stay out of the conversation.

          • Kenneth

            January 19, 2019 at 11:31 am

            I don’t think they are just riding around? They are either making delivery’s , going to pick up or going home ! Let’s have legisltlators have an IQ rest and have Civics exams as part of registration as a candidate for office!

          • Jay

            January 19, 2019 at 1:14 pm

            Your a idiot,do you think drivers are out here just crushing around.Everything in your life came from a truck making a delivery at some point,pull your head out and get some air

          • tim cullen

            January 19, 2019 at 2:54 pm

            Maybe they are afraid too many trucks and Georgia will capsize. Yup they really are that stupid. Gotta love affirmative action.

          • Torretto

            January 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm

            Dude, Really?! Are you purposefully showing low I.Q. or just bored in your meaningless life & just trying to keep STUPID news stories alive?

          • Miles

            January 19, 2019 at 11:27 pm

            Hears you sign Raymond

          • Gail

            January 20, 2019 at 11:05 am

            What is reasonable ? How many trucks are empty with the drivers going home? You don’t want those trucks on back roads where kids are playing plus why can someone tell you where you can drive! This is stupid

          • Donnie

            January 29, 2019 at 4:11 am

            Because you don’t drive a truck.

        • Mark

          January 18, 2019 at 1:45 am

          How the hell is that a dumbass comparison Ev? This law isn’t about the trucks being on a state hwy. It’s about once they get power to investigate without probable cause, what makes you think they’ll stop at trucks. This is democrats trying to steal from the folks that bring Georgia freight into Georgia. In doing so they get a bonus to be able to broaden the avaliable search vehicles in a couple years once people are adjusted to this idiocy. Them democrats are a sneaky bunch.

          • Chris Glines

            January 18, 2019 at 5:15 pm

            Absolutely Mark!

          • pat

            January 20, 2019 at 11:48 am

            Mark…good response….

          • A. DUIE PYLE

            June 10, 2020 at 5:42 pm

            It’s not just Democrats. All govt is out to get absolute power and control. If you keep thi king with the mindset of rep vs dems then we will get nowhere. We need to unite and make this country what it once was.

        • Adena

          January 18, 2019 at 8:15 am


          • James

            January 19, 2019 at 3:31 pm


        • BC

          January 18, 2019 at 10:55 am

          That’s a very logical comparison. This proposed bill is a perfect example of leftist hypocrisy

        • Scott

          January 18, 2019 at 11:01 am

          Ev you’re not a very smart person are you. These people that drive over the road trucks and company that they drive for hit tax use the roads and you want to take that away from them they have every right to be on the road whenever they want unless it’s an oversize load then you need permits to drive from a certain time to a certain time. And somebody who is here illegally with no driver’s license should not be in a car driving on the road let alone being in the country.

        • Mike

          January 18, 2019 at 11:17 am

          Stfu ev, you have no idea what we go through now as it is. These Democrats (demonic rats), need to get a real job and quit thinking they know what’s best for us.

        • Kevin

          January 18, 2019 at 2:36 pm

          You really are a special kind of stupid, aren’t you?

        • Keith Eshelman

          January 18, 2019 at 3:14 pm

          Maybe Georgia should secede (again). Worked great the last time!!!

        • Joe

          January 18, 2019 at 3:36 pm

          It’s not dumb you fuckin dummy it’s the truth…..

          • Bobi

            January 19, 2019 at 1:52 pm

            Everything (bar none) that you own and use was brought to you by a trucker. EVERYTHING!!! DUH

        • Steve

          January 18, 2019 at 6:16 pm

          You’re an idiot

        • Trucker

          January 18, 2019 at 6:17 pm

          Think about it…when is a semi not picking up or delivering???

          • J the o/o

            January 18, 2019 at 8:56 pm

            When I’m running errands to fill a prescription or fill the cooler because I’m not home for sometimes months at a time.

          • Brian Still

            January 18, 2019 at 10:54 pm

            On the way back back to there terminal on Friday after delivering. On the way to and from a repair shop.

          • Kyle

            January 19, 2019 at 12:10 am

            Thank you I was reading down the comments to see how far I’d have to get till someone brought this point up lol even when heading home it’s only a temporary stop so thank you haha

          • Elmer

            January 19, 2019 at 1:47 pm

            How about passing through not picking up or delivering at all in Ga? What about going to a truckstop to rest after delivering or going home in a different state.

          • Keith

            January 19, 2019 at 8:34 pm

            Great point. I deliver and pick up in an 18 4 or 5 times a month in GA. What is the possible reason they would think this would be a good law? Same old story, lawmakers passing laws for the trucking industry who don’t know anything about the transportation industry only to somehow justify their elected position. Morons.

          • Donna

            January 20, 2019 at 2:14 am

            Never, they are always delivering or picking up food and other products. This is the most ludicrous thing ever coming from any congress, any congress. It like Democrats want to destroy our country, but under Obama and other Dems, have decided not to build a wall to protect our citizens and our country, but They Did build a WALL between Syria and Jordan to protect their country. By the way the Democrats from both house and senate passed the law and USA paid for this foreign wall. But Pelosi (crazy and unstable and Schumer also refuse to give our southern border the protection they so much need for the safety of all the people in our country, especially the children. Come on you lousy dem law makers, Give our President the money needed to build a WALL to PROTECT our families and citizens, for once in your crooked life.

          • Jere

            January 20, 2019 at 4:10 pm

            Bingo. Even going home for the weekend, I’m either under a load I’ve picked up and am going to deliver, or I’m under an empty I’m taking to a pickup on my next work day.

        • James

          January 19, 2019 at 12:52 pm

          Ev….. You really are a certain kind of special, aren’t you? The comparison is spot on.

        • Frankie

          January 20, 2019 at 1:33 pm

          Sounds reasonable to me. I agree with Gail

        • Jose J Colom

          January 20, 2019 at 4:01 pm

          Dear Ev, folk like you are the very reason prophylactics were invented ! learn to speak after the grown ups have spoken, and for heavens sake’s, try to show how smart you are if you have the ability, for in speaking you remove all doubt of what kind of inbred, motherfucker you are !

          • Russell Mosley

            January 21, 2019 at 5:35 pm


      • Me

        January 18, 2019 at 4:16 am

        Sounds like they need get real job wore about what they need be doing instead of what someone else is doing get real ppl ant one road going take you to all places trucks have go

      • Adena

        January 18, 2019 at 8:10 am


      • Michael Z. Williamson

        January 19, 2019 at 11:46 am

        Why do you assume he supports random stops for “illegals”? I don’t. I know of very few who do. Warrants are a thing.

      • fish1031

        January 19, 2019 at 9:41 pm

        Sometimes they have to deadhead 100s of miles to get there next load or home

      • Pat

        January 20, 2019 at 11:44 am

        Gail…good response. there have been times DEMOCRAT drivers have loaded up MIGRANTS, AND families and other bad people and crossed over to USA so it has happened.

      • Gary

        January 23, 2019 at 10:05 am

        Great analogy

    • Joe Shipley

      January 18, 2019 at 12:02 pm

      Drivers don’t “joy ride” in big trucks!

      • J the o/o

        January 18, 2019 at 8:57 pm

        No, but I need to run errands because I’m not home for months at a time

        • Deareg

          January 19, 2019 at 12:57 pm

          How do you park it in all the small parking lots, like the drug store or the post office, when you’re running errands? I’ve never heard of anyone using a tractor AND trailer to do everyday functions. I’ve got no problem with it, but it seems like it would be difficult. This new rule would have been crazy though.

    • SoCal Gal

      January 18, 2019 at 9:06 pm

      Obviously, these lawmakers need a dose of reality! I say before the law gets passed into law, the proponents of the law must ride with a over the road trucker (male or female) must be the drivers “baby” which means when the driver is driving they are in the passenger seat, when the driver is off duty, they are off duty, when the driver is on their 15 minutes break, they are on their 15 minutes break, when the driver takes their lunch (30 minutes sometimes without a dime in their pocket to eat), the proponents are on a non eating lunch too. And the time line for this “education” is 1 month! Or 6 weeks like Covenant makes their drivers stay out! Let’s see what kind of reform happens then!


      January 25, 2019 at 1:12 am

      Truckers are going to boycott all deliveries to Georgia .Good luck getting toilet paper in your store’s .

  2. Kim

    January 17, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    This is a ridiculous bill. The trucks are the bloodline of the country. There’s a lot of legislation in place now that is of a harassing nature now. I’m not against fair laws to protect but this seems outrageous.

    • K. Massie

      January 17, 2019 at 5:44 pm

      Who in their right (or left) mind would be on any highway just cruising around in a vehicle that gets 5 to 7 miles per gallon of fuel? Seriously people

      • Phyllis

        January 17, 2019 at 7:12 pm

        Omg you are so right.

      • RH L

        January 17, 2019 at 7:49 pm

        Ain’t that the truth these people need a semi to pull their heads out of their asses

        • Brenda Osborne

          January 17, 2019 at 11:09 pm

          Is this all these educated fools can do lately is figure out how they can torment and make it hard on commercial drivers. It is no wonder they have a shortage of truck drivers and school bus drivers. If these stupid people was as smart as they think they are they might just be able to drive a truck or bus. Truck drivers put up with too much bull now. My son drives a truck .Why don’t you morons that make up these laws get out and try it sometime???

      • Paul

        January 17, 2019 at 9:53 pm

        The guy like me who is stuck on a job in Texas where if you get stuck at the delivery site overnight, and you’d like to have food, bathroom, motel or a shower you drive 25 miles to the closest town…that’s who!

      • Yolanda Long

        January 17, 2019 at 11:25 pm

        On ELD’S… Don’t forget about that! Signed LADY TRUCK DRIVER

      • No thank you

        January 18, 2019 at 2:00 am

        That was my first thought and I only drive a camry. I apologize for our Ga. Stupids disease.

      • Jen Allen

        January 18, 2019 at 9:24 am

        With that in mind, can you imagine the mark up on items to cover the fuel cost of having to route around the area? They may end up with items that are to expensive to purchase.

      • J the o/o

        January 18, 2019 at 8:59 pm

        Not “just cruising”, but running errands.

    • Michael Stafford

      January 17, 2019 at 5:52 pm

      Stop the blood from flowing for about 2 weeks and let this people see these trucks do they just sitting around thinking of dumb stuff because they feel like trucks are a problem

  3. Lance shepherd

    January 17, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    What three fucking idiots democrats….can’t you black bastards find something else to do with your time losers

    • Phyllis

      January 17, 2019 at 7:49 pm

      Love it, now that rite there is funny

    • Theophilus

      January 18, 2019 at 2:50 pm

      Yes, you should be like Lance shepherd and post racist comments on websites.

      • Laura I Craft

        January 18, 2019 at 10:21 pm

        Seriously, there is plenty wrong with this law without racist name calls. Kind of wipes out a lot of the steam of the opponents.

      • Laura I Craft

        January 18, 2019 at 10:23 pm

        There is plenty wrong with this law without racist name calling. Kind of takes the steam out of the argument .

    • Silas

      January 18, 2019 at 10:16 pm

      Lance stfu. I don’t agree with this retardated proposal but being racist is even more retarded. If you can’t say something constructive (that means positive) ya fuckin moron then shut your dick sucker and kill yourself

  4. Brian Rogers

    January 17, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    WTH? I’m not out on some joy ride. If my truck is on the road, it IS in the line of work. I don’t know any truckers just riding around for the heck of it.

    • Ralph

      January 17, 2019 at 5:52 pm


    • J the o/o

      January 18, 2019 at 9:02 pm

      But sometimes I need to run errands which don’t qualify as pick-ups or deliveries

      • KingDavid

        January 20, 2019 at 1:02 pm

        Even errands are pick up and deliveries you pick it up and deliver it especially if its food for your stomach its delivered

  5. Patricia Fore

    January 17, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Where in the hell do these stupid freaking people come from and this is a waste of paperwork.

    • Susan

      January 19, 2019 at 9:29 am

      Waste of a cops time as well. And profiling a specific group.

  6. Dennis cardwell

    January 17, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    This I the stupidest thing ever how in the hell are we supposed to get where we need to be without using the higheay. Y’all really need to stop being stupid

  7. Deborah D

    January 17, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    This is absurd. If the driver isn’t either picking up or deliviering a product whey would he/she be driving through our great state? I doubt a driver wakes up after his reset and syas to himself, “I think I’ll meander around the state of Georgia today. Fuel is ridiculously cheap and I really don’t need to get paid!” Even a better idea….why don’t semi-truck drivers and owners stay out of the towns these three well-educated senators reside? Wait, no trucks, no goods! That could be a problem.

    • Terri Fierke

      January 18, 2019 at 1:06 pm

      As a OTR driver with my husband for 26yrs. Our truck stops to fuel up, us take a shower n get a hot meal . Yes we have a fridge . With food for sandwiches. But other than that couple hrs. Aday our truck is on the road loading or unloading. We haul bulk sugar . N we take it to Georgia n 24 other states. Our company has already said if this law passes n Georgia we will not go there nor the company’s other trucks. Hope for all the trucks that go to Georgia this doesn’t happen.

      • Kitty LaFountain

        January 20, 2019 at 4:12 pm

        I’m embarrassed to say I live in GA, this stupidity by our politicians MUST stop!

    • zchonie miller

      January 18, 2019 at 5:58 pm

      I was wondering the same thing, would somebody take a Semi, (which BTW gets about 6-8) MPG to fetch some coffee

      • J the o/o

        January 18, 2019 at 9:04 pm

        Not fetch coffee, but when I need my prescription refilled, or my cooler is empty and I’d like to fill it with food that doesn’t cost a fortune at the truck stops…

        • Laura I Craft

          January 18, 2019 at 10:26 pm

          And the personal needs of long distance drivers is exactly why this law is terrible.

  8. Joe Lineberger

    January 17, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Godzilla and her two friends are crazy! That bill will never pass.

  9. Taylor

    January 17, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Guess these dumbasses doesn’t realize that highways were created for trucks.
    Go ahead. No trucker wants to deal with that bullshit. Watch your cost of living sky rocket. 👌

  10. Jay

    January 17, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Do they think we just drive around for fun? Not sure what theses rocket ships think? Last time I checked federal law trumps local law when it comes to interstate commerce.

    • Michael Stafford

      January 17, 2019 at 5:53 pm

      Stop the blood from flowing for about 2 weeks and let this people see these trucks do they just sitting around thinking of dumb stuff because they feel like trucks are a problem

  11. Nancy

    January 17, 2019 at 3:54 pm


  12. Mason Bryant

    January 17, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    They are idiots ! aka democrats ! goes to show you what kind of morons are running this country ! Hopefully the republicans have enough sense to stop this ! unbelievable

    • Randy

      January 17, 2019 at 4:12 pm


  13. David

    January 17, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    how is that not interfering with the federal rule that no state shall ” interfere with commerce”.

    • Jessica Szilagyi

      January 17, 2019 at 4:17 pm

      Because it only applies to state highways.

      • J r

        January 17, 2019 at 5:24 pm

        State highways are federally funded also fall under federal CFR jurisdiction. County roads it could be enforced. Unless them three gonna pass a bill to refuse federal funding for the state highways.

      • Scott

        January 17, 2019 at 7:12 pm

        So we do understand Federal overrules State Law, right? These three idiots don’t comprehend interstate commerce either.

      • Jeff

        January 19, 2019 at 6:39 pm

        The fact that it covers State highways means nothing. They are still interfering with commerce. And last time I checked Federal law over-rides conflicting State law. It’s stupid legislation. Logical people don’t understand the folly of stupid politicians. How do these clowns get elected?

  14. Alan Smith

    January 17, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    As a truck driver I would like to know what is the basis for such legislation. Detaining a large number of trucks on the roadside of already congested roadways would only exacerbate an already frustrated public. Taking such a position with intent on hindering truck drivers is childish to me. Especially since no driver drags a trailer around for joyriding. A truck driver is ALWAYS picking up or delivering. Is the Georgia legislature prepared to have their own trucks and all trucking companies can drop their produce and products at the state line and have nothing to do with Georgia at all? How many businesses would leave the state taking their revenue, jobs and tax dollars with them?

    • Brenda

      January 18, 2019 at 5:16 pm

      AMEN!!!!!! They would be in a world of hurt!!!!! LOL!! Let them ALL learn to drive an 18 wheeler and see just what a trucker goes through in just one week… I think they would change their minds very fast, ANYWAY I WOULD HOPE SO!!!!! Really, I don’t think they could PASS to get their CDL anyway!!!!!!! THEY ARE WAY TO DAMN DUMB!!!!!!

  15. Randy

    January 17, 2019 at 4:12 pm


  16. Larry Baty

    January 17, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    That cross dresser in the big picture needs to put his man clothes back on. They can not override the 4th amendment to the constitution. Democrats are so ignorant.

  17. Cecil W Pearson

    January 17, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    These morons do not understand if it were not for the semi tractor trailers, no one and I mean no one would have a thing in their home. Groceries magically appear on shelves, gas doesn’t appear in underground tanks, and to do something like this would in affect blockade the ports of Ga. the entire state of Florida, and the keys. This is how retarded the democrats have become, yet people keep electing them. They have no regard for unborn lives, no regard for hard working people, and no regard for this nation. The Democratic party has become a blight on America and needs to be done away with.

    • Hector

      January 18, 2019 at 8:29 pm

      That is the Best damn comment on here and I agree with you 110%!!!

    • BDK

      January 31, 2019 at 9:57 am

      They stand to gain nothing. Law enforcement already has the right to conduct a search (with probable cause) without a warrant. This is just another way for them to gain access to the inside of the truck for a search, and/or inspection. These three uneducated pieces of work are preaching this bill to their constituents and the state legislation in hopes of making it a law to generate more revenue.
      The problem is, unless any of them know better, that people will believe the crap they’re spewing, and they’ll vote to pass it into law, just because of political party preference.
      People believe them because they are elected officials, just like they believe these shit-stain lawyers who litter the sky and roadways with GIANT billboards saying, “If you get hit by a big truck, I’ll get you BIG BUCKS !!!”. Some people will believe anything !!!
      Y’all have a Blessed day !!!

  18. mdcarriers777

    January 17, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Aren’t truck always en route to pick up or deliver freight. Do you think we are just riding around.
    for fun?

    • Chris

      January 18, 2019 at 1:37 am

      Lol that’s what I didn’t get… They aren’t fast or good on fuel why woukd they just be driving around randomly. People picking kids up at school in these or using as uber drivers.

    • Jim Hubbard

      January 18, 2019 at 7:59 am

      Exactly what I was saying

  19. Tom

    January 17, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Do these idiots think we just drive around for no good reason?

  20. Gail m

    January 17, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    It’s against the law to ask an illegal if he or she is an American citizen. But they want to stop you on state highways to find out if you’re making a Pu/del. What a joke. They’re are trying in every book & cranny to turn this country upside down to help finish what Obama started to destroy America.

  21. Gail

    January 17, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Oh I get it. You cant ask or stop a illegal driving down the road and ask if he or she is an American citizen. But you can stop a semi on suspicion that he is pu or delivering on that road. This is bullcrap!

  22. Joseph L. Glore

    January 17, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    They have NO IDEA of how they are attempting to INTERFERE with Interstate Commerce. Not to mention the trucking companies who has terminals and pay property taxes on said terminals, plus EMPLOY Georgia residents in those terminals…so what,they want to get ride of the trucks, those jobs, that tax income base to their state…yeah,good luck with that! 3 corrupt politicians who’re probably taking bribes and payouts to push someone else’s agenda to boost up rail, or air freight, or whatever they think that will replace a truck. STUPID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. John Doe

    January 17, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Only a N!!!37 would come up with something like this. I drive my commercial vehicle on the road way during rush hour traffic just to be an a-hole at 6 mpg, and $3.00 per gallon.

  24. Danny Cagle

    January 17, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    I think every truck driver should sit at home for about 7 days or till they beg us to come back on the highways and work

    • Al

      January 17, 2019 at 9:05 pm

      4-12-19 Join the party!

    • J the o/o

      January 18, 2019 at 9:12 pm

      Will never work with the entire industry. Some of us have bills that need paying.

      But you’re more than welcome to stop driving so I can cherry-pick the high paying loads 😂

  25. Thomas A Early

    January 17, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    These lawmakers seem to think there are so many semi-trucks on the road that are not engaging in the pickup or delivery of persons or property that they need to pass a law to prevent it. That’s just nuts! I bet you could stop every truck for a month and not find one that is not engaged in picking up or delivery. What else do they do? Next they are going ground every airplane if they are not engaged in flying. I think they better test the water where they are from.

    • J the o/o

      January 18, 2019 at 9:10 pm

      If they stopped every truck, they would find me, on my way to Walmart or Publix to re-supply the truck once or twice a week.

  26. Luke

    January 17, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Sometimes I do think some humans comes from the monkeys ! Monkey Brain 🧠

  27. Bill hicks

    January 17, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    In response to this stupid proposed law.all I can say is what if we just decide to stop bringing things to your citystar7stuxs show you can maintain 3 days with out being resupplied by trucks vefore grocery stores and such are cleaned out,how long can you go with out things like toilet paper ,food makeup,everything you get comes by truck,you ever see a railroad to walmart.i would ask everyone who reads this to check out the facebook groups black smoke matters and truckers stand as smoke matters we are 20,000 string and growing by the day.check it out uf your tired of all this over regulation by people that don’t have a clue.and UF you think the mega carriers can keep you supplied.think again they only handle 28%of the freight that’s might want to think this thru.and the consequences it can bring

    • J the o/o

      January 18, 2019 at 9:14 pm

      Where did you get the 28% statistic? I don’t think that’s accurate.

  28. Taxation is theft

    January 17, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    I hope all 3 of them get canver and die. Worthless pieces of scum

  29. Rebecca Teague

    January 17, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    Dear Senator James:

    I am writing you in regards to Senate Bill 23: “ to prohibit the movement of trailers or semitrailers on any highway unless such trailers or semitrailers are engaged in the pickup or delivery of persons or property or traveling to or from such pickup or delivery; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes”.

    As a woman-owned business and resident of Georgia, I feel that this bill will cause an undue financial hardship on my business. First of all, how can you determine whether or not a semi on the road is on their way to pick-up or deliver a load? There are times in this business where the load is actually the movement of an empty trailer, and therefore, the drivers would not have a bill of lading to provide as proof of delivering a load. Secondly, there are times where a driver has to deadhead one hundred miles or more in order to move their truck into a freight moving zone. Thirdly, there are times that a truck is still drivable and needs to be taken to the shop for minor repairs, and in this capacity, is not under a load, and is still safe to operate without endangering others. According to your bill, in all three of these scenarios, the driver /company would be in violation, and therefore, could be stopped and fined, and possibly put in jail.

    The passing of this bill without taking into consideration all the factors that the transportation industry faces is preposterous. I do not know of any company or driver that allows their trucks to be on the road without either going to pick up or deliver a load, or take the truck to be repaired. While some drivers are living out of their trucks, when they are not on duty, they have to use the truck as their own means of transportation to go shopping, pay bills, etc., and the passing of Senate Bill 23 will not allow that driver to leave a truck stop or rest area with that truck.

    There are a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings of what all factors are involved in the movement of freight worldwide. If you would like to discuss these factors and take them into consideration in Bill 23, please contact me.

    • Paula

      January 17, 2019 at 10:20 pm

      Thank you !! You said it best ….the ignorance of the public in general to what a truck driver deals with daily is enormous.

    • The Bride

      January 18, 2019 at 9:19 am

      Thank you. This is very well put. As my husband says, the Democratic party is looking for ways to save the environment and save state money but if you consider the extra fuel consumption drivers would need to use to avoid STATE roads the “environment” would be more damaged. Big ideas that are not thought all the way through, once again.

    • Bob

      January 18, 2019 at 4:26 pm

      Very Very well put.. Couldn’t have it better myself

    • J the o/o

      January 18, 2019 at 9:28 pm

      I’m certainly not defending this proposed law (being an o/o that runs errands with my truck 😉), but I think running an empty trailer and deadheading would be found to fit under the “on the way to picking up” exemption. Seems like it would attempt to target those who run errands, go home, and go to the shop, which would cost more to enforce than what it would bring in with fines. Just another waste of peoples’ time and taxpayers’ money 🤷🏻‍♂️

    • Jeff

      January 19, 2019 at 6:51 pm

      Well written. But, don’t expect these knuckle-heads to have the mental acuity to comprehend the gravity of their foolish proposal.

  30. angie

    January 17, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    OK have these 3 lawmakers lost their minds do they not know anything about trucking industry? really do they not realize that most truck drivers are not going to the out there just driving for the fin of driving around in their trucks because it’s too expensive for the fuel and too expensive on the upkeep! these lawmakers have lost their mind they obviously do not know anything about the trucking industry! who is allowed to be able to tell us when and where we can drive? 1st the semi trucks next is it gonna be foir wheel drive trucks trucks suvs and then cars! oh I forgot their democrats that tells me a lot

    • angie

      January 17, 2019 at 8:53 pm

      sorry about the typos

  31. Karl

    January 17, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    It sounds like Georgia lawmakers should be required to pass basic a intelligence test. Simply being able to breath is not sufficient.

    • Steph

      January 18, 2019 at 12:15 am

      That should be for ALL states, both for state lawmakers and for federal law makers! Make them take an intelligence test AND the constitution test!

  32. Mike

    January 17, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Come on really now? What the hell they smoking? Everdently they think i like bob tailing

  33. mike hunt

    January 17, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    do you racist assholes even realize this is probably to stop drug and human trafficking?

    • claude heck

      January 17, 2019 at 8:28 pm

      you are as dumb as sex rock,

  34. Nick

    January 17, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Dude, Just wait tell we REALLY GET MAD!!!!😡😡😡😡😡😡

  35. Gentury

    January 17, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Just so you know this is proof of what the outcome of unpunished children become…… the world moves by truck so go ahead its everyone’s life hope you become very Ill and the hospital doesn’t have what they need to help because of your dumbass laws….. thank you concerned citizen and professional driver as well as truck owner. Hope it effects your family as bad as it impacts mine if not worst!!!!!!!!

  36. Keith

    January 17, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    That’s bullshit I live in they county in georgia and I have to take state highways on my home time

  37. Windy S.

    January 17, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Well let’s put a law in, that says you must get your CDL’s and drive a semi for 30,000 miles before you can get any licenses. So if you can’t pass your CDL’s, you can’t drive a car or anything. Y’all some stupid ass people. Sit a damn desk and push buttons all day. Watch Atlanta get boycotted if this happens.

  38. Craig Allen

    January 17, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    To be honest I’d be happy to not have to deliver any food, clothes, building supplies, medical supplies, etc to both Georgia and California. There are 46 other states that I can deliver goods too. There isn’t a single state that I can’t get to that requires me to drive through either of those two states.

  39. A. Allen

    January 17, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    These lawmakers have no clue.
    1 some truckers live in their truck and that said truck is their primary source of travel
    2 shuttling a trailer from point A to B doesn’t constitute in what they call “pick up or delivery”
    3 old trucks get 4-10mpg so driving anywhere is money lost
    4 Owners sometimes drive to a destination then Drive home Personal Conveyance (Heavy-Haul especially)
    List goes on
    Instead of trying to impose dictation, get informed

  40. Malcolm

    January 17, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    what freaking idiots.

  41. Glen Pugh

    January 17, 2019 at 6:59 pm


  42. Angie

    January 17, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    This is one of the stupidest thing I have ever heard of. I would have to move out of Georgia if they get this stupid stuff passed.

  43. Lil

    January 17, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    I don’t see this bill becoming official these roads are funded by the government if drivers live off of state roads they cannot forbid them to use the state highway to go home I think someone’s ego has a big problem with truck drivers there are some trucking terminals an small fuel stops/truck stops that us drivers have to get to stop for fuel breaks etc terminals to relay loads an pick up loads I see this proposed bill get thrown in file 13! utterly ridiculous! to me it’s a major time waster an a waste of paper that can be used in other things instead of passing a stupid bill that wasn’t worth putting on paper PLEASE do us all a favor, do something constructive in your job instead of singling us truck drivers out!!

  44. Ohio

    January 17, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    I would wager the point of this bill has absolutely nothing to do with wasting fuel, blocking traffic, or excessive road wear. It is an underhanded attempt to totally remove 4th amendment protections from trucks.
    Under this bill any cop can at any time for any or no reason stop a truck to search it. Which means it wouldn’t pass judicial scrutiny as written.

  45. Ralph

    January 17, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Trucks need to stay out of Georgia and let the ass hats they elected that make up stupid bills deliver in their cars!

  46. Lee E Tibbetts

    January 17, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    This is where we are in the United States today!
    Not only is the 2nd Amendment under attack, but our whole way of life.

    “Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against… We’re after power and we mean it… There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”

    Ayn Rand “Atlas Shrugged”

  47. K.C. Campbell

    January 17, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Further proof that even the brain dead can rise to positions of prominence. Besides all of the obvious problems with this nonsense, there’s the whole ‘interfering with interstate commerce’ thing. I’m sure Uncle Sam would have something to say about that.

    P.S.- If you voted for any of these gooney-googoos you should feel really embarrassed right now.

  48. Katrina

    January 17, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Who is reproducing these people?? 🤦‍♀️

  49. Raymond Perkins

    January 17, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    According to this, once you are empty (delivered) you can’t leave the dock or move your truck UNTIL you get your next dispatch. Yeah Right!

  50. Peter Sharp

    January 17, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    What the hell you know we deliver then go empty to a truck stop then we pick up then we leave your state like we go shopping or we go to a zoo or anything your stupid for making this bill

  51. Agape Trucking RVT

    January 17, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Think the rest of you said it all.

    Think you

  52. Swampy

    January 17, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    It never ceases to amaze me what these ignorant ass Democrats come up with! Such a damn shame that people this stupid get paid to showcase their ignorance & try to make Georgia the laughing stock of the U.S.!

  53. Agape Trucking RVT

    January 17, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Lol Thank you

  54. Agape Trucking RVT

    January 17, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Think how these idiots get in office
    Tax payer pay check,
    Like goverment welfare.
    Not like they really accomplish much why their in office any freaking way.

  55. Daniel Lee Smalls

    January 17, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    First, so you really want big trucks on these small county roads, you want them where a driver has to do say 45 mph and then stop at a red light, you want them where there is a group of people cross the street at while others are trying to beat the clock

  56. Al

    January 17, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Shut’email down 4-12-19

  57. JT Sather

    January 17, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    For every new law, three have to taken off the books. I’m sick of being over regulated by idiots.

  58. James Walker

    January 17, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    I vote we truck drivers quite hauling products into GA let them get there own shit.

  59. Chris

    January 17, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    They think that truck drivers are out just joy riding,what a bunch of morons,they should be removed just onthe grounds of being idiots

  60. Charles Bailey

    January 17, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    No one has ever accused a Georgia Politician of being smart!!! Have these ass clowns lost their ever loving minds??? Apparently they don’t realize that the life they live is provided by trucks. Their clothes,food,homes,cars,gasoline, personal hygiene products every thing they touch is brought by trucks. It’s hard to believe that some people can be so ignorant and be in a position that can have such negative affects on so many people. Hopefully Georgia voters have common sense and let these political morons know that by voting against something so ridiculous

  61. Angela coffey

    January 17, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    What? Ever worked for a living? It should be MANDATORY that they ride with an over the road trucker for a month before this bill is passed!!! Stupid stupid bill!!!

    • Vern Harris

      January 18, 2019 at 12:11 am

      It wouldn’t take a month. Seven days, tops, and they’ll be begging to go home!

  62. Pissed off American

    January 17, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    And just remember these idiots are trying their best to make laws and pass them just to build credit. Fucking morons.

  63. Charles Bailey

    January 17, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    You know,I sure hope that the rest of Georgia’s politicians are not as ignorant as the individuals who thought of this absurd idea.the politicians that came up with this idea should not be in any form of government and should be removed from the office in which they hold immediately for the sake of all Georgians

  64. Wesley

    January 17, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    So, let’s say I deliver in the Atlanta area say down on Fulton Industrial and I don’t have another dispatch yet, or it doesn’t pick up until the next day or I’m almost out of hours. I’m required to sit at that customer until I have a load assignment? I can’t go to a truck stop to eat, shower, or rest because I’m not inroute to pick up or deliver?

  65. Carol A McMillan

    January 17, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    By the sounds of it GA doesn’t need drivers supplying their stores an business. Wonder how they plan to survive? I would be insisting on drug test for those law makers,for that is about the dumbest thing I have ever heard.

    • Jonathan Simmons

      January 17, 2019 at 11:07 pm

      It’s crazy that they will spend so much of our tax money on bull crap they can’t be that stupid ,they look intelligent but look can be deceiving they don’t have a clue, too what they saying or doing ..trucker need to boycott there asses and charge them for harrassing America in progress

  66. Sleepwalker

    January 17, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Wow, Wow! It ain’t going to happen, but every truck should avoid the state if possible. Feel bad for those local driver, pulled by any cop.

  67. Larry

    January 17, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    You politicians are crazy as hello. Get a life without drugs you people wouldn’t have shit !!

  68. Michael Larson

    January 17, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Get off the fact of truck we deliver everything you need and have enough bullshit to deal with on a daily basis. How about make a special Highway just for trucks. I mean you keep us out of the left lane at times and think trucks is the main source of accidents. I

  69. Paula

    January 17, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    The ignorance of the public in general to what a truck driver deals with daily is enormous. Truckers are over regulated now. My husband has been a OTR driver for 27 yrs.
    It’s ridiculous that he can’t come home, because of a Electronic Log saying he can’t drive.
    Everyone of you moronic dumbass people need to ride with a driver for a week. You would figure out that they live a hard life to bring you bunch of idiots EVERYTHING YOU OWN!!
    THEY miss so many family activities and memorable moments.
    THEY deal with rude people at shippers and receivers!
    How would you bunch of morons like to set at a receiver for hours and not be able to go in to use a bathroom. Get something to eat or drink because the receiver has a policy that drivers can’t use their bathrooms or break area.
    States are closing much needed REST AREAS taking crucial parking away. Truck stops are gouging drivers and wasting spaces wanting to have paid parking spots. ALL THIS DOES NOT HELP A DRIVER THAT REGULATIONS SAY THEY HAVE TO TAKE A MANDATORY 10 HR BREAK. Not enough safe places to park with bathrooms and or places to eat. I could go on and on with what the government has already screwed drivers with.

    • Dianne McCarthy

      January 18, 2019 at 9:11 am

      Can I use your comments to wrote these senators? Its worded exactly how I would out it. JUST DRIVE WITH US.

  70. David Crocker

    January 17, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    OMG!!!!!!!!! Will the insane stupidity of the left EVER end..Seriously I feel like I am in a Twilight Zone episode…. You just can’t make this stuff up…. All 3 need serious mental health help.

  71. Jeremy DeSoto

    January 17, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    This would mean extra stops from D.O.T. and other law enforcement officers, random inspection increases, not being able to go get groceries on PC time or even going to get your truck washed. Interfering with interstate commerce.

  72. Trucker Kev

    January 17, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    I got a better idea band the damn trucks make no deliveries at all let your little town go broke like some pathetic little junky ass place in the sticks with no services…so you can get into your cars and your personal vehicles and drive on up to market they kind of places to get your stuff wouldn’t that be great if nothing came and everybody closed up shop all you idiots were gone that is just a big abandoned place with nothing but hood rats and crime that would be trucks allowed if not making deliveries how about no trucks at all deliveries are not screw you

  73. Harold McCoy

    January 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

    They must have flunked kindergarten!!

  74. Vern Harris

    January 18, 2019 at 12:06 am

    That’s cool. Speaking for myself, I’ll be MORE than happy to bring NOTHING to Georgia. No problem! It’s not like skipping Atlanta PERMANENTLY will break my heart! Ha!!! However, they should reconsider. It won’t be too long before most of the carriers ban the state altogether. Why would any company volunteer to have their score lowered? Furthermore, what driver would willingly put themselves at risk for a hefty fine and possible jail time? Good luck with that, Georgia!

    • Vincent Loving

      January 18, 2019 at 6:23 pm

      Not to mention outbound Georgia freight is some of the cheapest around after Florida freight.

  75. Steph

    January 18, 2019 at 12:26 am

    It didn’t surprise me after looking the buffoons up, that they’re dumbass democrats that have no clue what truck drivers already go thru to get the goods where we need them! My sister drove OTR for nearly 25yrs! Also have friends who drove/drive! I rode with her once for 2wks. and saw what she went thru, sometimes having to sit and wait several hours to unload and no restroom, no vending machines, nothing! Thank you to ALL truck drivers for getting the goods where we need them! I appreciate being able to go to the store and shop for what I need/want! Stay safe out there!

  76. Edward

    January 18, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Everything WE Truck Drivers Delivery.
    You’ll use on a daily basis. I think that four wheelers shouldn’t be on the road if it isn’t for work, school or Emergency. That’s never going to happen.
    I believe that All Truckers should STOP driving till we Get the RESPECT we need.

    • Citizen X

      January 18, 2019 at 1:44 am

      When the civil war starts you won’t have to go into big cities. They will kill each other over the last pack of Ramen

  77. Brongaar

    January 18, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Not many semi trucks ‘joy ride’, this proposed law is junk, because moving a truck eats away on duty time, and diesel is expensive… and burning at an average of 6.5 mpg… there must be purpose for the move.

  78. Matt

    January 18, 2019 at 1:11 am

    I’m not for the bill, but…in California they do have a inspection station when you enter the state and they do look at what your carrying or delivering.

    Just saying

  79. Fuck You

    January 18, 2019 at 1:39 am

    Number 1 you stupid ass fucks. We are semi trucks we can not take a lot of streets. So how the fuck they think we will get around? She needs to sit the fuck down cause this ain’t a tree you want to climb. FYI without us yall won’t have no gas, no food no nothing think about that shit. Smh I’m so tired of ignorant ass people and she is one of them. Say whatever you want but this shit is stupid. Dont fuck up our living source. Yall 4wheelers drive like a bat out of hell I’ve clocked plenty going 95 in a fucken 55. Fix that shit


    January 18, 2019 at 1:44 am

    Do these people realize truck companies pay $550 for each truck every year to drive on these roads. It called Heavy vehicles highway used tax. Another name for it is 2290. They also pay what call ifta tax. This where The politicians still money from and use it elsewhere. It supposed fix the roads.

    • Vincent Loving

      January 18, 2019 at 6:14 pm

      You forgot heavy use and FET on diesel that’s paid at the pump, not to mention that every mile a truck travels in a state is taxed whether they buy fuel or not./

  81. Driver

    January 18, 2019 at 2:55 am

    In that case, I’m delivering my butt, a six pack, and bag of chips to my house, for some down time.


  82. Nelda smith

    January 18, 2019 at 4:05 am

    No. OVERREACH MUCH? HELLO! We need to be REMOVING laws off the books, not adding new ones!

  83. Geoff

    January 18, 2019 at 5:04 am

    2 days of no commerce and this state would go to shit. That is all it takes people.

  84. Randall North

    January 18, 2019 at 6:40 am

    In 2013 a bill was pushed through congress with a bunch of new HOS rules. Today the motoring public still suffers the consequences of this bill not being properly vetted. Millions were spent on training enforcement just to find out it passed with an error and all enforcement would need to be retrained. After all enforcement was retrained, one of the new rules was deemed ignorant and it was “removed”. Now enforcement must be retrained again. These changes in rules don’t happen with an e-mail. Every one involved in enforcement must go through formal training before one can enforce it. Did they pull enforcement off the highway for retraining again? Hell no, there’s no training money left. Now most enforcement knows very little about total workings of our HOS rules. Fortunately the ELD pretty much lets enforcement now if a driver is in violation. This has allowed paper loggers a lot freedom because most enforcement has not been thoroughly trained on the complexities of the paper log and how to catch a cheater.
    So with all this going on, how did this bill make it this far before being informed that someone didn’t do ANY homework. These 3 congressman are an embarrassment to our party. I would expect this type of rubber-stamping from the GOP.
    I hope they share this experience with there constituents. At LEAST make one phone call to a trucker before signing a bill that would effect millions of them.
    OTR Truckers are powerful entity, most are some form of republican that have one common denominator. They hate liberals.
    Shame on all 3 of these congressmen for letting this bill see social media.

    • Jimmy castle

      January 18, 2019 at 11:14 am

      This is your socialist left party. This is what comes from the libtards. Just keep electing these rat democrats. See where we are? No Republicans run these dumpsters we call cities and none of us are dumb enought to live in them except the Democrat rats that just keep running the states and cities into the crappholes that they are.

  85. Scott Hettinger

    January 18, 2019 at 6:44 am

    I vote then we let Georgia just find away to get what they need themselves and we ban delivers to and from gerogia !!

  86. Jim

    January 18, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Anyone who engages in any kind of debate about this is an idiot. It’s so stupid it’s not worth talking about. It’ll never happen let it go MoveOn don’t be a dumbass

  87. Don Banker

    January 18, 2019 at 7:33 am

    The sad thing is, the left wingers, in the general populations are the ones that voted these idiots into office and the rest have to suffer in pain and agony , by having to put up with crap like this legislative proposal.

  88. Stacy

    January 18, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Easy response…Boycott Georgia! Every thing going to Georgia will immediately stop and we will see how a state will choke on it’s on stupidity! Within a day Georgia will feel the pain of democrats total lack of understanding how things work in the real world!

  89. Kenny

    January 18, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Lord almighty, we have some smart lawmakers lmao, wonder how they got on office,.

  90. Jason

    January 18, 2019 at 9:02 am

    I’m so sick of every time I look on any social media or TV these pencil pushing tards are wanting to make more rules. Other words more money. Stop with the dumb ass laws An lets just freaking live without keeping on adding laws to us. It’s getting very annoying.

  91. David coulter

    January 18, 2019 at 9:32 am

    What a great way to Jack up the rates for the truckers. Pass the cost along to the consumers. They have to go farther to deliver, then it’ll cost more, right? Then that gallon of milk will cost $5.00 or that loaf of bread will cost$2 more. No, they may not deliver the bread or milk to your store but they may have the ingredients to make that products. That load of lumber to build your home trickles down to cost of doing business. Pass it along to the consumer in Georgia. I’m sure those law makers would have no problem explaining why everything is costing more. Pass the cost of fuel, extra travel, time, etc to the consumer.

  92. P Charles Lunsford

    January 18, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Wow. Georgia has a problem with semi joy riding? How do people like this get elected? There are no unnecessary trips when you are paying such a huge amount for gas. What we need to be doing is building express roads for trucks. It is a waste to have them stuck in metro traffic.

  93. John Phillips

    January 18, 2019 at 9:50 am

    I’m retired now, but when I was driving, if I wasn’t making money I wasn’t in the truck. Riding around? I don’t hink so. This must be another Liberal Demorat!!!

  94. Lori

    January 18, 2019 at 10:14 am

    All that will be accomplished is lowering Georgia’s trade profitability making the State needing more of the rest of the Governments $ to keep the “Free Loaders” going! :-/

  95. Al

    January 18, 2019 at 10:16 am

    They all uppity about trucks, but they sho love those stocked grocery shelves!

  96. Angela

    January 18, 2019 at 10:33 am

    There’s already a shortage of truck drivers. This bill would actually make truck drivers lives a living hell. Just seeing this bill makes me never want to drive truck again.

  97. Los

    January 18, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Stupid idiots, they never seen truck… if I need go home empty, I need go around????

  98. Jim

    January 18, 2019 at 11:26 am

    It’s the freaking libtards Democrat way. And you monkeys just keep electing the same jackass morons to run your state and cities. They get billions in taxpayers money, and the next year they can’t account for one dollar, so we give them more. Our inner cities are a dumpster and you idiots just keep electing the same brain dead idiots that promise you something free and never deliver. As for me and my 38 years on these roads, I will never ever take another load in to the state of Georgia. Pass or no pass on the bill. Just knowing there are lawmakers there that have the IQ of a bowling ball, really, really, scares me. But you democrats just keep electing them, soon Georgia will look like Venezuela. My middle finger to you georgia, and your lawmakers

  99. Arthur Daniel

    January 18, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    We can quiet hauling food to ga.if that’s what they want and toilet paper to.

    • Vincent Loving

      January 18, 2019 at 6:04 pm

      Without food they won’t need toilet paper.

  100. Julie

    January 18, 2019 at 12:33 pm


  101. Bill

    January 18, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Some of the most ignorant comments. How long would you idiots survive without these drivers. They deliver your food, clothes, and your gas. I’d love to see these guys go on strike and allow you dumb asses to fend for yourselves.

  102. Phil

    January 18, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    If they past this law in Georgia no trucks should deliver there at all. People stop voting for people because of the party they in political parties are just divid tactics

  103. Rich

    January 18, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Tell you what Georgia law makers, why don’t us truck drivers deliver your goods to the state line and you can travel to SC, AL, TN, and FL to buy everything you need. Or we can rail everything and then you can drive to Atlanta and do your shopping in the rail yards? Sounds stupid right? So does your proposed law. Wake up!!

  104. JD

    January 18, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Next up is a bill that says you can’t have sex unless you’re trying to have a baby.

    And unless you can prove without a doubt that your unborn child won’t grow up to be a politician you can’t have sex at all.

  105. Tim

    January 18, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Here is a proposal…..First these three “lawmakers” need to pull their heads out of their kesters! Second it goes to show just how “brilliant” you have to be to be in those offices! Third how exactly do they think it will improve a damn thing! These three idiots need thrown out of office immediately! They are a waste to tax payers dollars, they have absolutely NO BUSINESS being in those positions! This proposal is the most asinine thing I have ever heard out of a politicians mouth! THIS IS WHY AMERICA IS SCREWED! WE HAVE A BUNCH OF DUMBASSES IN CHARGE OF MAKING DECISIONS FOR EVERY ONE ELSE AND THEY HAVE NO BUSINESS EVEN BEING IN THEIR LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH PROGRAMS!

  106. Brian Howard

    January 18, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    I’ll gladly stop hauling into your state.

  107. Dawg

    January 18, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Appalling that legislators with this kind of mentality actually get paid for this kind of stupidity. Will Rogers was right when he said nobody’s life or liberty is safe when the legislature is in session.

  108. Vincent Loving

    January 18, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    I like the part where it states that any law or part thereof that contradicts this act shall become invalid which wold invalidate 100+ years of motor vehicle code in Georgia. Here’s a great idea…circumvent the state by any means and refuse to pick up or deliver freight within the borders of Georgia. This a lone will bring the state economy to a standstill. See what the city of Atlanta does when they can’t get exhibition material into the World Congress Center, and the city loses $100-150M in revenue over 2 or 3 weeks.
    When will these lawmakers start to address real issues instead of fabricating issues to suit their personal agendas?

    • Sasi

      January 19, 2019 at 12:14 am

      No kidding! I’ve been to that center a couple times in 6 months already hauling out machinery. Getting in and out of that area is no fun! So not going to GA at all will be a pleasure! Lol!

  109. Tom

    January 18, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    This is what happens when stupid people are allowed to reproduce..

  110. Chuck Verba

    January 18, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Remember, If you have something it’s because a truck brought it. God bless the American truck driver.✌️🙏

  111. lynn

    January 18, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Every time I think D’s can get any dumber- they produce someone dumber…. 🙄

  112. Jim H

    January 18, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Since when do trucks engage in the transportation of ‘People”?

    • Ricky Bobby

      January 20, 2019 at 10:47 pm

      When your the trucker you could argue that your the person being transported.

  113. David

    January 18, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    It all boils down to us the voters we have to stop putting this type of persons in office. Yes I think it’s so ignorant that they can think up this stuff but first time they go to store to get little billy or sue there toy or a video game and it’s not there then kid screaming they can figure out that trucks make this country and so start voting for the ones from

  114. Dylan

    January 18, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    So what if they need to take their truck to a mechanic, or to the dmv, or uhhh…fuck it let’s just scrap this idea. Holy shit how is trucker appreciation week or day even a thing, people hate truckers.

  115. Yuuuup

    January 18, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Cop: are you picking up or delivering?
    Driver: I’m delivering this empty trailer.
    Cop: ok, carry on.

  116. Trucker

    January 18, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Truckers strike. If all trucks stopped for two weeks. It would cripple this country..

  117. Bob

    January 18, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    With the price of fuel and the mpg that trucks get, can someone tell me who the hell is out there just “joy riding around”???

    • Jonny

      January 19, 2019 at 9:11 pm

      🤐 them damn Diesel mechanics lol

  118. Dale

    January 18, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    Is the goal to put truck drivers/owner operators out of business? Believe it or not they have families to support just like all of you. The government has done all it can to demolish the middle class while trying to convince us that small businesses are the backbone of this country. Soon it will be impossible for these truck drivers to stay in business; however, if that is your plan, you are doing an exceptional job. When you run out of ways to move products from one place to another….remember planes, trains, and oh no trucks….

  119. Dennis Griffin

    January 18, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    These people are complete idiots. The trucking industry is vital to having goods delivered to every business in your state ! If truckers stoo coming into Grorgia or any other stats for that matter then that state is in big trouble. Truckers deliver your fuel your groceries your clothes your household goods of all kinds. In other words if you have it chances are it was delivered by a truck !

  120. Bobby Leffel

    January 18, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Really ??? How DAMNED STUPID are these 3 ??? Pretty DAMNED STUPID 🤦🤦🤦SMDH

  121. Sasi

    January 19, 2019 at 12:10 am

    I am just AMAZED that people just want to bitch about trucks when it’s the trucks and drivers that make sure their shelves are full and keep commerce going. I so wish we would all just ban together and shut down for a couple days. The general public and law makers need a dose of reality. A shortage of products, loss of income because fuel and other items are not being bought, loss of taxes, etc…. might open their eyes as to what trucks and drivers do for the nations economy.

  122. Tony

    January 19, 2019 at 12:57 am

    Lol what a bunch of morons, where do they find these dumb asses. I say pass your law and every load in or out of your state will be no less then 10,000 a load because no truck driver would do it for less. What a bunch of morons

  123. Jason McDaniel

    January 19, 2019 at 2:19 am

    Someone mentioned “racial profiling”

    Umm, if ya notice, a lot of truck drivers are of different races and nationalities.

    I AM A TRUCK DRIVER! This bill is dumb and if Georgia (my home state by birth) don’t want semis on their roads, then don’t deliver to that state at all.

    Problem solved. 🙂

  124. Luis cuevas

    January 19, 2019 at 9:48 am

    “For homicide detectives, the clock starts ticking the moment they are called. Their chance of solving a murder is cut in half if they don’t get a lead within the first 48 hours”.

  125. Driving Fool

    January 19, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    This is the most ignorant shit I have read in s long time. Truck drivers just don’t get in their trucks and drive for no reason. It would be better to ban cars on the road if not going to work or school. That would cut down on the morons just driving around taking up space on the road.

  126. Bobbyc

    January 19, 2019 at 1:19 pm


  127. John

    January 19, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Well that settles that! No more deliveries to Georgie. These 3 get the DN Award for the month, maybe the year. You start messing with truckers, they’re going to make you beg for your delivery. Democrats are so corrupt and enormously stupid.

  128. James Sanderson

    January 19, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    And the purpose of this law is ?????

  129. Clara

    January 19, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Ummm, ok , do they think our truckers just joy ride around? I hate ignorant people who voice their thoughts on stuff they know nothing about.

  130. Pat

    January 19, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Does the Democratics have a loop hole in the bill that they are trying to pass into law that will let them pocket the fines they collect from the truck drivers?

  131. Tom

    January 19, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Dumbest thing I have read on the internet this week. Where do you think they are all going?? The beach? Idiots. Here is another news flash…. The Highway system was created and paid for the travel of commerce!!! I.E. Trucks! (and the military in case of war)

  132. jimmy phillips

    January 19, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    reading the above proposed law it states any trailer-(how many people pull all kinds of trailers. 4 wheeler,boat.motorcycle,utlity) then goes to semitrailer. would give po-po right to pull inspect any trailer on the road for destination or use. not just big trucks but ANY trailer as so stated. just wondering if any one else reads it this way?????

  133. Thomas M. Dutkiewicz

    January 19, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Such a ban is unlawful. Here in Connecticut they tried to ban doubles and triples saying they caused damage. The federal government came down on them saying since highways were federally funded such a ban would be unlawful and the state would lose their funding.

  134. Woodrow Wingo

    January 19, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    What I put on my FB wall

    Calling all Truck Drivers – we have States that want to make it hard on us – Virginia on new tolls on I-81, Explore Georgia with them wanting to pose no Semi trucks on their state highways – Sure there is other states but we should concentrate on those 2 first – I propose that we spend as little as possible in those states (if you live there – I understand that you may not be able to do that) – I will not buy fuel or anything else in those states for awhile = If 90% of us that travel those areas do that – it could hurt them by loss of revenue #TRUCKERSTRONG PLEASE SHARE

  135. Don Dibert

    January 20, 2019 at 11:20 am

    These are a bunch of DUMB ASSES! FMCSR would supersede their STOOPID attempt to fleece ‘cash cow’ truckers! IDIOTS!

  136. Deb

    January 20, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Won’t take long for truckers to stop truck’nin Georgia if this bill is passed. No trucker wants to take that risk of being pulled over and fined 1000.00. Stupid dems.

  137. Jere

    January 20, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    This is stupid. The only time I’m not “moving from or to a pickup or delivery” is when I’m parking at home.

  138. Dava Hudgins

    January 20, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    THIS is why the truckers are threatening to shut down April 12th!!

  139. Ricky Bobby

    January 20, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    How about instead of this stupid senseless law they just ban those stupid double hitched trailers that go into the adjacent lanes when ever there is a 2 mph cross wind.

  140. Trucker

    January 21, 2019 at 9:02 am

    U people voted these clowns in good luck

  141. Kay

    January 21, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Ok we have truckers that bring us full containers and pick up containers that we have emptied. My question is how will this law affect the driver pulling the empty container? He’s not delivering or picking up a load.

  142. Chris

    January 22, 2019 at 10:37 am

    I think Truckers should boycott GA let em see how much better things are without all those nasty trucks on the roads.

  143. Billy

    January 22, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    They should have to pass an apptitude test or score at least 10 on an I.Q.test before they can wright ignorant and scenseless laws.if GEORGIA doesnt watch out they will end up like las angelas ! A third world shithole !!!!

  144. Steve Guillory

    January 22, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Acting like California and New york.

  145. Mark Koernke

    January 23, 2019 at 5:14 am


  146. BEETA

    January 23, 2019 at 3:42 pm


  147. Greg Ashley

    January 24, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Get these people out of office by ANY means possible.
    They are an extreme threat to our country.

  148. Wayne

    January 25, 2019 at 7:38 am

    No food no fuel sells no products brought in or out of ga looks like sudden death for ga

  149. Gryphon

    April 7, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    There you go…a special kind of stupid. Think about it, why would any truck driver want to just drive around in your state? If we’re there at all it’s to deliver or pick up a load either in the state or forced to drive through your state to get to another. Sure, I often drive to Georgia just so I can enjoy dead stop traffic in a 70 ft rig for fun. All politicians should have to take a course in common sense.

  150. alvin bobo

    September 4, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    interstates were built to move freight and mitilary fast around the country lets pass a law in ga. no cars on interstates for 1 month see how well things move and less wrecks

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