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Light violations aren’t the only ones being stacked

| October 24, 2013

Readers offer further examples of multiple violations written that stem from one root cause, known as "stacking" and discouraged at the federal level.

Obamacare: Decision upcoming for uninsured operators

| August 21, 2013

An ATBS informational document aims to help uninsured owner-operators make the decision on whether to purchase insurance to satisfy the individual mandate or continue uninsured.

Hurry up and wait or pay $500

| May 19, 2013

A receiver's message comes in over the Qualcomm while Wendy and George have been waiting an hour in a line of trucks to get unloaded: "Late drivers will be fined $500." Oh the humanity!

Make accident victims pay for traffic tie-ups?

| January 19, 2012

  A letter writer to the Chattanoogan newspaper last week proposed to fine drivers of large trucks involved in accidents per hour of required cleanup or per mile of backed up traffic. Specifically:   $5,000 per hour of ...

Iowa starts carrier rule

| February 17, 2010

Iowa has begun requiring intrastate carriers display their company or farm operation name and USDOT registration number, but won’t enforce this rule until 2011. The state’s transportation department’s Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement will issue verbal ...

Featured article: Ports of Confusion

By Todd Dills | October 01, 2009

It's every operator's nightmare: new California Air Resources Board regulations. With last-minute regs changes and a hardcore freight downturn, compliance is even tougher for cash-strapped operators, who are starting to avoid California altogether.

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