This question, answers to which are central to FMCSA's needs in preparing its New Entrant test rulemaking, saw some debate at the recent listening session on the subject. Weigh in yourself via this poll.
Call 530-408-6423, 530-40-VOICE, to contribute thoughts on the New Entrant test rulemaking under way to an upcoming Overdrive podcast. Two more federal sessions, in March at MATS and April at CVSA, are planned.
Driver Tim Rutledge owes particular features -- vibration, voice-dial -- on his cell phone for his survival after being trapped under his rig in below-zero temps this past week.
Failure to perform these 14 tasks will automatically fail you when the FMCSA comes calling for your New Entrant Safety Audit in the first 18 months you're in business.
Detail on the Monday, Jan. 13, webcast of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's first listening session on the subject.
Checking in Martin and Alice Jez -- formerly of Galt, Calif. The pair have moved to Michigan anticipating CARB's regs relative to their 2000 Freightliner, splitting them from a six-year-old son.
A step-by-step guide to the necessary federal and other filings. Be prepared for paying fees and handling lots of forms.
Checking in with California-based independents Tom and Karen Moore at the end of their long stare-down with CARB's Truck and Bus Rule.
Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from Nashville, Tenn. He frequently covers business, regulatory and lifestyle topics for the magazine and at OverdriveOnline.com. His work on the “CSA’s Data Trail” series in Overdrive about the federal CSA program was awarded the highest honor in trade journalism – the “Grand Neal” – by American Business Media at the 2014 Jesse H. Neal Awards. Dills’ Channel 19 blog covers a grab bag of on-highway hearsay, owner-operator news and driver views from the roadways the nation over. His work in trucking journalism builds on a background of news feature, fiction and other creative writing and editing. Find him here at the Channel 19 blog and via his Twitter feed, or send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 205-907-2481.
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