This appears to be a tempest in a teapot. Chinden Boulevard in 2014 had an average use of about 24,000 cars per day. We’re talking about an average of six of these oversize loads per day, five days a week, or one every four hours on the proposed route. Can you imagine? You would think there was a caravan of these trucks going through the city day and night. People selected to drive these rigs are the cream of the crop. They totally practice situational driving. Constantly watching two blocks ahead, beside and behind, anticipating possible problems before they become one. You don’t see them texting, talking on the phone or being distracted from their responsibility of driving safely. Wish more ordinary drivers were driving as responsibly as these professionals.
When we’re fighting to get better-paying jobs in Idaho, why do we keep trying to hamstring businesses from being competitive in the market?
A tip of the hat to the Idaho Transportation Department for their assessment and endorsing this request for the necessary permits.
Rocky Rotharmel, Boise