Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Where to begin


I have so much to tell you and hardly know where to start.  I could start with the fact that an expensive hotel room that charges extra for internet access won’t get my business again.  The combination of being booked from morning to night with appointments and not having access to the internet in our room means that you didn’t get daily updates of our activities while we were in DC.

We’re home now and though my heart says I need to write this blog entry before I forget the intense emotions of the last four days, my head says I need to get to sleep in order to function at work tomorrow.

So I’ll leave you with a little hope.  We are so close to having Electronic On Board Records mandated on all commercial trucks to help us enforce the hours of service rule, and we are so close to having reduced hours of service for commercial drivers.  We have the ear of the Department of Transportation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and the NTSB and many other important transportation committees  that regulate commercial vehicles.  We were heard.

I’ll tell you more later.  For now, stay safe everyone.




Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

8 thoughts on “Where to begin

  1. Dawn, I can’t wait to hear, and am glad you are back home.

    Hope is good.


  2. I hope you get some rest – it must of been exhausting ! Can’t wait to hear all the news.


  3. Fantastic news!! Glad you are back home and hope you got some well-deserved rest! Looking forward to hearing all about it!


  4. I think that is the norm in big cities. Same thing happened when I was in NYC. I couldnt believe we were paying that much money for a hotel room and then they wanted anther 20 bucks for internet. Im glad you had a good trip and I cant wait to hear about it.


  5. The news sounds good, Dawn. You do good work! We can wait for more detail until you are rested.


  6. So glad you’re home safe and sound, get some good rest which you needed the most first.
    I can’t wait to hear about your stories too : )


  7. It must feel so empowering to have been heard. I salute you, Dawn King!


  8. Welcome back home. Glad you are out there trying to keep the roads safe.


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