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Trump orders creation of teams to target regulations for removal
Trump directed all federal agencies, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, to establish a team to evaluate existing regs and make recommendations about regulations that need “repeal, replacement or modification,” the Executive Order states.
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electronic logs
Teletrac Navman commits to e-log updates
Teletrac Navman, a provider of GPS tracking and fleet management solutions, today announced it is guaranteeing federally mandated electronic-logging-device hours of service (HOS) compliance for its Director product platform.
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business
Martin Daum tapped to lead Daimler’s global trucks business
Daum has headed DTNA since 2009, responsible for Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and Detroit Diesel Corporation.
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America’s Road Team captains to carrier recruiters: ‘Respect your drivers’
"Be honest with the driver. You won’t lost a driver any quicker than to tell him something and then he finds out 30 days later that it’s just not true." --Walmart driver Allen Boyd, to recruiting specialists at a recent panel discussion in Nashville.
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equipment
TMC roundup: New ELDs, axles, suspensions more announced at annual conference
The American Trucking Associations' annual Technology and Maintenance Council conference has seen a number of announcements including new axles, suspensions, ELDs and more.
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Overdrive Extra
The weak arguments for skimping on behind-the-wheel training
It’s sadly ironic that the agency charged with improving trucking safety would rely on lame excuses to shrug its shoulders at a simple, common-sense way to shore up safety.
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fiction
‘The Backhaul’ — excerpting Fred Afflerbach’s ‘The Bison & the Butterfly’ novel
This excerpt from Fred Afflerbach's new "The Bison & the Butterfly" comes from the beginning of the second big section of the book, "The Backhaul," following 70-year-old small fleet owner-operator Ubi Sunt and his teenage grandson, Jeremy, across their trek from Texas toward Jeremy's home in Philadelphia.
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IN THIS ISSUE
» Trump orders creation of teams to target regulations for removal
» Teletrac Navman commits to e-log updates
» Martin Daum tapped to lead Daimler’s global trucks business
» The truth is hard
» America’s Road Team captains to carrier recruiters: ‘Respect your drivers’
» TMC roundup: New ELDs, axles, suspensions more announced at annual conference
» The weak arguments for skimping on behind-the-wheel training
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The truth is hard
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The weak arguments for skimping on behind-the-wheel training
It’s sadly ironic that the agency charged with improving trucking safety would rely on lame excuses to shrug its shoulders at a simple, common-sense way to shore up safety.
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