FMCSA eliminating registrant DOT numbers

| September 20, 2012

If you’re a leased owner-operator and manage your own base plates, your registrant-only DOT number will expire in mid-October.

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.

Reader offers top 10 regulatory wish list

| September 19, 2012

TruckerPetition.org founder offers her best recommendations to DOT for prioritizing regulatory review.

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.

CSA smackdown, hot trucks and the ultimate disincentive

| September 17, 2012

The Channel 19 Monday roundup: The CSA House hearing last week, a truck show upcoming in Tennessee, and new driver-disqualification powers across the pond.

HP Distribution ordered to shut down

| September 17, 2012

The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered Kansas-based commercial truck company HP Distribution LLP and an affiliated company, HP Distribution LLC to cease operation.

Joe Biden on the big-rig business

| September 10, 2012

Trucking could use a little more of what the Vice President seems to have had back in 1973, a true empathy for the realities of the independent trucking business.

Mexican carriers drive most in California, Texas

| September 07, 2012

Participating carriers have accumulated 43,299 total miles in California and Texas since the first participating carrier crossed the border Oct. 14.

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