Friday, May 26, 2017

Springfield police chief speaks out against raising truck weight limits

Springfield Police Chief Doug Johnston visited the nation’s capitol on Tuesday, May 23 to discuss the dangers of loosening regulation on tractor-trailer truck weights.

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  1. This is the least of Springfields problems. This guy needs to retire.

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    1. 97% of physical damage to roadways is attributed to the affect of the pressure truck tires exert on road surfaces. Asphalt actually flexes under heavily laden truck tires, then cracks, and inevitably expensive repairs are required. Limiting the permitted weights trucks may carry promotes not only safety, but also promotes reduced road maintenance costs.

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  2. Now, now...we need to protect dos roads, how else we gonna keep our many young start up businesses which are dependent on regular deliveries of product from away. Why those Jersey Boys might quit delivering those nice packages of powda sugar to the local salesmen and then we might go into economic decline sort of -- people might start moving to Ohio if Ohio gets their morgue siteachin figured out. Why I was just sayin to the missus this morning that Ohio was presenting some pretty stiff competition for us, the operative word bein "stiff".

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    1. You desperately need a new "routine" because this one has outlived its shelf life.

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  3. 10:43 Yeah! Crumbling roads and enforcement isn't a problem at all. Smooth sailing all over town. He's the Chief, he should be driving around town on our awesome roads and streets 24/7 looking for junkies and dilapidated houses.

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  4. It's a big problem, actually, considering the # of trucks coming thru Springfield these days. I applaud the chief.

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    1. you family or a friend of his

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    2. 1:12 you sound like an employee who's been disciplined, or terminated.

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    3. neither,if i had to work for him,I'd quit,him and his LT have been sucking the life out of this town for years,it's time for a change in command

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    4. 1:00 pm what evidence can you provide to back up that statement? If your not part of the solution stay on the couch!

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    5. it says something when everyone in the department cast a no confidence vote for the chief,you just keep sticking up for your family or friend,which ever one he is to you

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    6. Your chronic whining on this blog indicates to me a taxpayer/resident of this town and who cares about the town is, you either do work for the P.D. or you are a friend or family member of someone who does. Moreover you are having trouble climbing up the cooperate latter, so to speak. Whiners seldom get a seat at the top. I wouldn't take up a career in profiling either, as your analysis of who I am is wrong times two. Invest in some kleenex.

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  5. The roads will crumble! Never mind the people who are crumbling from drugs. Do us ALL a favor & give up your seat to a real Chief with his/her priorities straight please.

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  6. Just another taxpayer funded boonedoggle.

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  7. Yeah 4:40, a real Chief would be baking pies and knitting blankets for all these poor poor people who are drug addicted govt. teat suckers, who destroy everything they put their dirty fingernails on. Do us ALL a favor, rent a U-Haul, pack it up - and hit 91 heading north or south. BYE.

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    1. Not saying that at all. I don't support those who don't bother to help themselves. What about the citizens who don't know what drugs are? The ones who work hard to own a nice place to live, but quality of their lives (that they work so hard for) are being compromised by addicts? That's my point. You must be the Chief or a drug addict, since your so defensive and read my statement wrong. It must have stroked your guilty conscious. So obvious.....

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    2. Yeah. Caught me, I'm the Chief alright - how'd you do it? No wait, I'm a drug addict, was I that obvious really? Great job Magnum PI.

      Your point - is still unclear. You just came on here to cry because its the only way to toss a zinger at the cops, who, probably don't read this blog, and, are so used to it, it just doesn't matter. In case you hadn't noticed, people are getting busted around here for heroin left and right.

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  8. Way to late, these larger trucks are most likely already built and ready to go. Idea being that bigger trucks can haul more (of course) so that the fleet won't need as many. Thus they can lay off some of the truckers. Goal is to make the CEO's of the trucking companies that much more rich, hence making America Great Again.

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