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.
Is there hope for a good outcome of FMCSA's apparent focus on split sleep? Utilize 530-408-6423 to leave a message to contribute to a future podcast on the split-sleep subject. ...
Rounding up highlights from the NASTC annual meeting: CARB politics, enforcement; speed limiter rule with retrofit requirement expected in 2014, "conditional" rating the new "unsatisfactory"...
Good news for owner-operators and fleets in the Eastern U.S. who run to California only occasionally or can keep their in-state miles below the 5,000-7,500 range per year: The state's ...
Henry Seaton expects a decision in the next six months -- meanwhile, two reports from House committees on the CSA SMS are expected before the end of the year.
Video interview with regulatory consultant Richard Wilson highlights the need to double-check and pre-audit your drug and alcohol testing consortium for compliance with regulations -- if you don't, it could ...
With some lenders warming up to owner-operators, don’t miss the chance to improve your rating and save thousands of dollars in interest payments.
If you're an EOBR mandate supporter, is "electronic logging device" or "electronic log" any sweeter? Public debate over the mandate suggests, well, roses.
Part 2 of this series features explores the landscape for web-based models for trucking management software for small fleets and independents -- and the mobile integration on the way.
Personal relationships drive good businesses -- nowhere is that more true than in trucking.
Owner-operators' No. 2 named challenge, the unsettled nature of the hours of service regulations and a potential electronic logs mandate, has moved some to embrace change, others to fight for ...
Two fuel-price fighting tools from the National Association of Small Trucking Companies -- their Quality Plus Network of fuel stops offering members cost-plus discounts and their Daily Fuel Hedge.
Using a survey and our social media channels, we quizzed readers about what they saw as the No. 1 problem for owner-operators.
NASTC president David Owen answered the question in the association's new entrants seminar July 27, 2012.
The Alliance for Safe, Efficient and Competitive Truck Transportation and 12 other plaintiffs filed suit against the FMCSA on one of its publications.
Some watchers contend carriers' driver turnover rates should be considered in computing ultimate safety scores in CSA.
A percentage pay option can be a helpful tool in the right circumstances.
Slash your costs by knowing when and where to purchase fuel. And make sure you’re getting the most value from a fuel card and a fuel surcharge.
At least three industry organizations are planning to file a lawsuit seeking to block or delay disclosure of certain data that could misrepresent carriers’ safety record.
As the economy stabilizes, owner-operators can emerge from debt and cope with tight credit markets by scrutinizing expenses and focusing on essentials.