Are Truckers In God's Plans
The Trucking Industry in the United States
Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia
A common property-carrying commercial vehicle in the United States is the tractor-trailer, also known as an "18-wheeler" or "semi".
The trucking industry provides an essential service to the American economy by transporting large quantities of raw materials, works in process, and finished goods over land—typically from manufacturing plants to retail distribution centers.
Trucks are also important to the construction industry, as dump trucks and portable concrete mixers are necessary to move the large amounts of rocks, dirt, concrete, and other building materials used in construction.
Trucks in America are responsible for the majority of freight movement over land, and are vital tools in the manufacturing, transportation, and warehousing industries.
Large trucks and buses require a commercial driver's license (CDL) to operate.
Obtaining a CDL requires extra education and training dealing with the special knowledge requirements and handling characteristics of such a large vehicle.
Drivers of CMVs must adhere to the hours of service, which are regulations governing the driving hours of commercial drivers.
These, and all other rules regarding the safety of interstate commercial driving, are issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Some other issues are handled by another branch of the USDOT, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Developments in technology, such as computers, satellite communication, and the internet, have contributed to many improvements within the industry.
Breaker Breaker 19
The 70's came alive with the hit song Convoy by C.W. McCall which prompted many people including teenagers to purchase a CB radio.
And let us not forget to mention everyone's favorite artist Red Sovine with his hit song "Teddy Bear".
There were many others such as "East Bound and Down" that became a song featured on the movie "Smokey and the Bandit".
The airwaves were controlled by the FCC and to own a radio one had to obtain a license however with this song steering peoples hearts toward the truckers, the FCC soon became lax on enforcing this law.
I took the privilege to add this popular video in this hub for you to take a trip back in history when the truckers were called the knights of the road.
The Gospel on 18 Wheels
There is a revival on the highways and byways of America and around the world which prompted the writing of this hub.
It is a known fact that the Trucking Ministry is the worlds largest mission field estimated at over 70 million people.
There are over a half-a-million truckers moving our nations goods day and night from Coast to Coast.
In the United States alone we have 7 to 8 million truck drivers carrying commodities which require leaving home and family to service stores and supply chains that Americans can enjoy the life style they now take for granted.
The trucking industry has a culture of its own made up of drivers, dispatchers, loading dock workers, and truck stop employees.
DOT Rules and Regulations
Truckers Are A Rare Breed
Many Drivers spend days, weeks and months away from home.
Drivers are allowed to drive 11 hours in a 14 hour day allowance.
Their daily routine consists of having to take a 30 minute break before driving 8 hours.
Once they start their day, nothing will stop their on duty status except 10 hours in the sleeper birth.
If they are held up 6 hours at a shipping dock, that time is considered on duty.
If they start their day at say 7 AM, then by law their day will end at 9 PM.
Most of your large companies today are using electronic logs which will alert the driver when he is approaching his required DOT break including the 11 hour driving rule.
My name is Jerry and I welcome you to my hub and hope you catch the vision of how important this industry is to our society enabling us to enjoy the lifestyle that we are so accustomed to in this age of technology.
Some of us are on the roads months at a time to get our nations goods from one coast to the other in less than a week however this provides us a platform to take the good news of the gospel on eighteen wheels.
The Lord called me into this industry and gave me the CB handle "Guardian Angel" which I have used doing radio and TV programs instead of my real name.
Being an ordained minister has helped broaden my knowledge of God's word.
I have been blessed to witness many souls saved and healed through the mighty handy work of the Holy Spirit.
I write Christian books to help inspire others through my many life experiences which has gained me valuable knowledge and wisdom.
I write my books with more of an emphasis on the message than being proper in the King's English.
This is my way of allowing the Lord to leave his signature through me to my generation.
In previous years, I have ministered both in Radio and TV ministry, which caused me to be known in the trucking industry as " The Guardian Angel"
It was in the early 90's that the Lord kept dealing with me about starting a ministry to train and equip truckers to become chaplains.
God desires to reach the undesirables that have been rejected by the church at large.
My vision is to reach out to these hurting people and introduce them to sources that specialize in seminars and work shops geared to build their confidence accept the call on their life and use what they have learned to help others.
My desire is to equip and send these anointed chaplains out to bring vision and purpose to a lost and hurting world.
The Living God revealed to me that I was to be one of the leaders chosen for the next move of God and my ministry would be a viable tool in the end time revival that is already forming before our eyes.
God also informed me that he had plans to move into my industry and call truckers forth to spread his gospel that no Government would be able to control.
He informed me that there was to be a revival start in this industry that would usher millions into his kingdom.
Be Blessed and Be A Blessing!
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