Todd Dills

FMCSA attempting to fill the driver-training data void

A national driver survey relative to training -- and a more in-depth study -- are ongoing, but won't be finished in time for the ELDTAC committee to utilize in work on a negotiated rulemaking.

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Entry level driver training podcast: The data problem

What's dogged any training rule for the last 20 years? There's no particular evidence of a relationship between adequacy of training and drivers' safety on the road.

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POLL: If any, which of these load services have you used?

This poll takes a survey of some of the load-matching-tech companies that have sprung up in recent years or have moved toward more automated technology platforms. Ever used one of these to successfully book a load? Tell us here.

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READER: Mixed feelings on driver training standards

"There probably should be some minimum standards. But as long as the government is setting them, I am not sure there will be meaningful rules that make sense." --Michael Goodman

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Accelerated ‘negotiated rulemaking’ on pre-CDL driver training gets under way in Washington

The 26-member Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee began proceedings Thursday, Feb. 26 with its first meeting in Arlington, Va., taking on the task to negotiate the terms of a proposed rulemaking for pre-CDL entry-level driver training requirements.

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Auto-generate a CB handle

What's your handle and how'd you get it? New ways abound: Check out CB World's online handle generator.

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To carry or not to carry: 65 percent of readers say physical med card still key in inspections

As evidenced by February polling here, the physical medical card remained part of more than 6 in 10 readers’ most-recent roadside stops.

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UPDATED — No place like home: More winter-trucking photos

Got a wintry trucking photo handy? Share it via the upload form in our readers' gallery. We'll update this story with photos as they come in through the week.

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Mackinac Bridge in Michigan reopened after morning closure in whiteout conditions

The Michigan Department of Transportation reported the Mackinac Bridge reopened mid-afternoon following a multiple-vehicle crash and near-zero visibility with blowing snow that closed it mid-morning.

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Strike! For .. lower freight rates?

Errant headline from a Colombian driver strike. Also: More on fuel surcharges: 3 in 4 readers collecting/charging fuel surcharges per mile report a base mpg between 5 and 7.

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