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    Twic = useless

    Ok so far not one place that is said to honor twics has even looked at the twic card ! I am at Port of Tampa this 2nd and the guards even said the twic is a joke and a waste of time ! Wow w[RIGHT]hats next to waste money on ?

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    Re: Twic = useless

    A while back I had to make two back to back delivers to Port Columbus Airport, to the tarmac to meet a charter aircraft .... backed right up to the plane and transfered the freight.

    At the security gate I presented my TWIC card for identification, the TSA assigned security guard had no clue what it was.

    When I mentioned it was just like the one she was wearing, (except it said TWIC), she commented she had no clue what it was, and could she please see my CDL.

    Yep, TWIC cards are a joke .... I will not renew mine ... oh wait, I'm retiring .... I don't have to renew it anyway!
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    Re: Twic = useless

    Quote Originally Posted by idtrans View Post
    Ok so far not one place that is said to honor twics has even looked at the twic card ! I am at Port of Tampa this 2nd and the guards even said the twic is a joke and a waste of time ! Wow w[RIGHT]hats next to waste money on ?
    Enforcement must vary from port to port. I know at the port of Savannah, GA. No one gets on the port without a twics or an escort with a twic. There are a few people with twic cards making pretty good money escorting truckers that do not have twic on and off the port. Jerry Lee

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    Re: Twic = useless

    Quote Originally Posted by idtrans View Post
    Ok so far not one place that is said to honor twics has even looked at the twic card ! I am at Port of Tampa this 2nd and the guards even said the twic is a joke and a waste of time ! Wow w[RIGHT]hats next to waste money on ?

    Note to 'idtrans'.
    I am a reporter currently looking into the TWIC program. I am interested in learning more about your experience as it may help me in my research. Please call me at 813-690-0353 or send me an email as soon as you can. My email address is craig.patrick@foxtv.com .Thank you. -Craig

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    Re: Twic = useless

    Quote Originally Posted by cpatri View Post
    Note to 'idtrans'.
    I am a reporter currently looking into the TWIC program. I am interested in learning more about your experience as it may help me in my research. Please call me at 813-690-0353 or send me an email as soon as you can. My email address is craig.patrick@foxtv.com .Thank you. -Craig
    Do a search on this site and any other trucker forum, Craig, and you will find that it is just one of many very redundant identity credentials being used to soak truck drivers needlessly.

    I'd love to see your report when finished.
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    Re: Twic = useless

    just like ready pass for the different base
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    I agree. I delivered a few right hand drive freightliners going to new zealand to the savannah port and i had to wait outside with a few of our other drivers while the 2 guys with twic came out and ran them in for us. And each truck took an hour for inspection and we run 8 at a time.
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    yeah I forgot about the twic gate lizards charging to ride with people without a twic. seriously I'm sure most bad people had no record before they break laws. it would be cheaper to enforce the MUST SPEAK CLEAR AND READ ENGLISH LAW. but we're the land of opportunity!

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    Re: Twic = useless

    TWIC will go away soon, then be replaced. It is a TAX on drivers. It has nothing to do with security.

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    Nothing on my record just never got it because i didnt anticipate needing one. Still dont think ill get one since we havent been asked to go to port by panther.
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    Re: Twic = useless

    Quote Originally Posted by BigCat View Post
    Nothing on my record just never got it because i didnt anticipate needing one. Still dont think ill get one since we havent been asked to go to port by panther.


    LA Porte Texas there You will need one for those big Tanker loads of Hazmat. You will also need them in the Port of Angels in CA Los Angels CA.

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    Re: Twic = useless

    TWIC is useless because it is just ANOTHER hoop (tax) to jump through (pay) dumped onto drivers. There is no NEED for a driver that has hazmat to get TWIC. That driver has already had the needed background check. There is no need for a driver who has a D.O.D. clearance to get TWIC. That driver has already had a background check. How many times are drivers going to be REQUIRED to pay for background checks just to be able to do their job and earn a living? ONE background check should be enough.

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    Re: Twic = useless

    The city of Angels or Port of Los Angels they make u put Electronic Transponsders on the truck so they can track you as of last u had to be carb compliant to get into that port as well. 2007 or new Tractor will work (Carb Complient). Cost more money as well as having to have a Twic Card as well. Yup they want the money.
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    Re: Twic = useless

    How can you say the TWIC program is useless? It is anything but. It has been very useful in appropriating funds for the federal treasury.
    The Government must raise a certain amount of revenue. If they don't get the money from one source they must get it from another. If people don't want taxes raised on the the top 2% of money earners or on the big corporations in order to try to influence their decisions to create jobs in the USA instead of in China, Mexico,etc. the government must raise revenue in other ways.
    If not enough money is raised through income taxation then it must be raised through fees and other forms of taxation. License fees, tolls, public transportation, taxes on gasoline, taxes on cigarettes,etc. Revenue can also be raised by requiring new fee based regulations such as the TWIC program.
    Fees imposed on the professional driver is an attractive way to raise revenue. It is much easier to impose new regulations on professional drivers than almost any other group. History shows that the trucking industry is incapable of organizing a united front capable of successful fighting the government's oppressive regulations and fees imposed on it.
    No, the TWIC program in not useless. It allows the government to transfer the economic burden from an important and powerful group in the American populace to one that is weak and regarded with apathy by most Americans.

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