Former owner-operator going after MCSAC committee representation

| December 19, 2011

As I've written about here in weeks prior, former owner-operator Fred Schaffner, a man with a passion for fighting for fairness in the treatment of drivers in the face of regulatory flux and with a ...

MCSAC to meet on EOBRs, sleep apnea and other topics

| November 24, 2011

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee’s next meeting, Dec. 5-8, will include a joint meeting with the agency’s Medical Review Board on the issue of sleep apnea.

Driver action on sleep apnea, CSA, EOBRs, cross-border trucking

| November 23, 2011

Regular readers will recall my post from last month following the first annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention, which spurred on driver advocate Frederick Schaffner to be a presence in D.C. at the November meeting ...

The limits of social media: More drivers needed in Washington meeting rooms

| October 21, 2011

The final moments of the panel discussion between attendees and presenters during the Truck Driver Social Media Convention in Tunica, Miss., Oct. 15, brought the point of the whole enterprise into inspired relief. Frederick Schaffner of ...

Foiling the truckhackers, winning the triathlon

| October 14, 2011

What's next, "Truckhacking?" If this doesn't lend new urgency to the technical standards FMCSA's mulling for EOBRs, I don't know what does. Craig Trudell reported yesterday in Bloomberg BusinessWeek on a team of "carhacking" researchers out of ...

A novel ‘hot load’ strategy

| September 04, 2011

Next time somebody tells you they've got a "hot load" and you best to do everything and more in your power to get it there on-time, you may do well to point the speaker in ...

Say ____ to electronic logs, Take 2

| August 29, 2011

It's time to play fill in the blank again on the Channel 19 blog. It's been nearly  a year since the above headline graced this hall above a post about a rash of legislative proposals ...

Panel discusses response to CSA, hours of service

Kathleen Buccleugh | August 25, 2011

A panel of three fleet executives discussed Thursday morning the changing outlook of the trucking industry during the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas. CSA regulations, electronic on-board recorders, hours of service and driver recruitment have ...

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