More hours flexibility would improve safety

| February 14, 2013

Drivers, responding to an FMCSA study that some interpreted as backing up what they have been saying for years, showed unity around the call for more berth-use flexibility to improve safety,

Leading candidate emerges for DOT secretary spot

| February 04, 2013

Deborah Hersman — the director of the National Transportation Safety Board — is the leading candidate to replace LaHood, say sources close to the situation.

DOT studying truck parking, size and weight limits

| February 04, 2013

The U.S. Department of Transportation is researching truck size and weights and will soon begin studying availability of truck parking by state.

‘Shipping Wars’ season 3 features refused load, Evel Knievel truck

| December 27, 2012

"Either it's legal, safe and compliant or I'm not going to do it." --owner-operator Marc Springer, who refused a load he'd won the bid on during filming of Shipping Wars' third season.

Hawk to DOT: “Point me to the nearest roadkill?”

| November 06, 2012

What happens when a bird of prey tries to communicate with a DOT traffic camera? It makes for good humor on Twitter.

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 ...

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