New independents, be forewarned

| September 20, 2012

If FMCSA finds any deficiency, the new entrant has only 15 days to submit a plan of correction, not up to 60 days, as used to be allowed.

Driver kudos: Pork rinds, bagpipes and making a difference

| September 18, 2012

Two driver-appreciation efforts -- by Rudolph Foods and XRS (formerly Xata) -- yield interesting results.

Cell-phone jamming technology in your cab?

| July 13, 2012

Much has been made of the inability and/or difficulty of state enforcement of the Department of Transportation's nationwide ban on handheld cellphone use behind the wheel. Last I've written about it you can find here ...

Freight index unchanged in May, year-to-year up 4.3%

| July 11, 2012

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry was unchanged in May from April.

ATA seeks action on national clearinghouse

| July 05, 2012

ATA called on FMCSA to continue making progress toward a national clearinghouse for drug and alcohol test results for commercial drivers.

DOT issues safety alert on transporting fireworks

| July 01, 2012

As the nation prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July, the U.S. Department of Transportation is working on many fronts to help prevent unnecessary accidents and fatalities due to the unsafe transport of fireworks. Now through ...

Highway bill compromise raises broker bond to $75,000

| June 28, 2012

Language in the tentative agreement raises the surety bond minimum to $75,000 from $10,000, where it had been since the deregulation era.

FMCSA takes 287 drivers off the road

| June 26, 2012

During its annual drug and alcohol strike force sweep, FMCSA said 287 commercial drivers were removed from the road.

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