How to grow up a Christian in the trucking industry
A new book claims that Christianity was once the norm for trucking.
In the 1990s, Christian trucking companies were among the fastest growing in the country.
But that changed in 2010 when the United States Postal Service banned all religious symbols on postal mail packages.
In order to accommodate the new rule, the Christian truckers who used religious symbols were forced to make do with boxes with Christian religious imagery on them.
Now, the trucks that once provided religious employment are not required to follow the rules anymore.
The author of The Christian Trucking Industry, Steve Smith, says the truckers are doing it for themselves.
“They’ve got this freedom, they’ve got their own vision, they’re making a little money,” Smith said.
“I think that’s what they want to do, that’s the way it’s been for a long time.”
Smith says the change in trucking was due to the Postal Service’s move to an automated delivery system.
“There’s nothing wrong with the truck company that wants to do it their way,” Smith says.
“But when you’re doing it manually, you have to be a little more conscious of the fact that the truck will be coming and going, it’ll be taking out their lunchbox, their bedding, and that it’s going to be the most convenient thing to do.”
There’s no good way to do that.
It just creates an inherent problem.
“The new rule was enacted as part of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2010, which is expected to take effect in January.
The law mandates that mail-processing companies must post religious messages on all mail packages, including religious ones.
The new law was a big hit with truckers, with some trucking firms even changing their names to reflect the new law. “
It was to be able to say, ‘You’re going to get your food and your mail in your truck,’ and not have to worry about getting your truck back into business,” he says.
The new law was a big hit with truckers, with some trucking firms even changing their names to reflect the new law.
The change helped boost the truck industry by a large margin.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of truck drivers increased by nearly 15 percent between 2009 and 2010.
But the trucker industry is still struggling, and its business is still at risk.
The Bureau of Industry and Security estimated that about 3,200 truckers were employed in 2009, with 1,400 of them employed in manufacturing and service industries.
“The number of companies that are moving out of the truck business, the numbers of jobs that are going away, and the number that are actually staying in the business is not that big of a percentage,” says David L. LeRoy, director of the Center for the Study of Religious Movements at Georgetown University.
“The numbers are just way down.
We’re still talking about about 15 percent of the workforce.
It’s still pretty small.”
While the new religious symbols rule does have some supporters, the truck driver association says it’s unfair to impose a religious test on the business.
The Christian trucker association says the new rules would put truckers in an even worse position than truckers before the new postal rule.
The truckers also say the rule is a direct violation of their First Amendment rights.
“It’s unfair that trucking drivers can’t just post messages on the side of their trucks and not worry about being caught up in the new federal rules that are now taking effect,” says Kevin McLeod, president of the American Trucking Association.
“We’re going out of business.”