Blog update: Lawmakers learn slowly, driver health takes the front seat and more

| 8/3/2007

What do driver health, CARB’s out-there emissions policies, hot fuel and road funding have in common?

They’re just a few of the hot topics that were featured this week on the Land Line Media Blog.

On Monday, Staff Writer David Tanner argued against Big Oil’s claim that “hot fuel” equals out as the seasons change. Then, on Wednesday, he showed a few examples of the mainstream media taking an interest in the hot fuel debate, not the least of which has been Kansas City Star reporter Steve Everly’s award-winning, ongoing series.

Managing Editor Sandi Soendker talked on Tuesday about drivers’ health, and how a new doc on the scene – Dr. John McElligott – is bringing medical clinics to the drivers, rather than the other way around.

On the same day, Staff Writer Charlie Morasch described his trip to a Kansas City-area Kenworth dealership, where he was able to see the company’s Clean Power exhibit on display. It’s one company’s attempt to meet the ever-tightening emissions requirements placed on the trucking industry – especially in California.

Thursday was State Legislative Editor Keith Goble’s turn to shine. He described the endless cycle state lawmakers seem to be stuck in when it comes to highway funding.

And on Friday, Soendker showed the double standard that exists when it comes to the public’s view on split speed limits.

It was a week of entries you don’t want to miss. To read the blog for yourself, click here.