Kevin Jones

More trucking groups call on FMCSA to remove CSA scores from public view

| September 18, 2014

Several more trucking groups have called on DOT head Anthony Foxx to remove carriers’ safety data and Compliance, Safety, Accountability rankings from public view, saying the agency uses data that has “statistical flaws” to produce ...

Trucking employment falls in Aug. as U.S. employment sees small gain

| September 05, 2014

Jobs in the for-hire trucking industry slipped by 800 in August on a seasonally adjusted basis. And the August decline is on top of the slight downward revision of trucking jobs reported in July: BLS ...

Carrier to pay broker $6M for load stolen by cargo thieves

| September 04, 2014

A recent settlement should be a warning to carriers about the contracts they have with customers and about their load-accepting practices, especially for high value cargo: A federal judge in Ohio just awarded a broker ...

Coalition of trucking groups calls for removal of public CSA scores

| August 26, 2014

Ten trucking groups sent a letter to the DOT pleading for the public scores in the CSA program to be removed from public view, pointing to research that says the scores are not a reliable ...

FMCSA names acting administrator as Ferro tenure ends

| August 22, 2014

T.F. Scott Darling III has been named Interim Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The news comes in a farewell message to staff from outgoing Administrator Anne Ferro, circulated by the FMCSA communications ...

Two-truck owner pleads guilty in cargo theft ring targeting unhooked trailers

| August 05, 2014

A two-truck fleet owner based in Memphis has pleaded guilty to heading a cargo theft ring in which he and two others would cruise through truck stops looking for unattended and unhooked trailers and drive ...

House clears 6-month highway funding patch

| July 16, 2014

An $11 billion highway funding plan passed the House on Tuesday and would patch the Highway Trust Fund for six months, but the bill does nothing to address the systemic shortfall in federal transportation and ...

Medical registry now has 30,000 examiners, FMCSA says, with 22k more in queue

| June 30, 2014

Another 8,000 health professionals have been added to the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners since the new system for USDOT medical examinations launched last month with an initial roster of 22,000 providers, FMCSA said ...

Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones is Senior Editor, Trucking Media, and writes from his home in Little Rock, Ark. His Fleet Street blog features whatever strikes his fancy and has at least a little connection to trucks, or drivers, or highways. Or David Allan Coe. (Google "the perfect country and western song" if you're not nearly as old as Kevin is.) You can also keep up with Kevin by following his Twitter feed (@KevinJonesCCJ) or just drop him a line: kevin.jones@randallreilly.com.

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