hours of service

Great West Truck Show features seminars

Included will be sessions on Compliance, Safety, Accountability; hours of service; and how to pass a U.S. Department of Transportation audit.

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Driving Miss Crazy shoots straight

Just how Birmingham News "Driver's Side" traffic columnist Ginny MacDonald settled on the handle Driving Miss Crazy is something of a mystery. But like the friendship that evolved between the black chauffeur and the elderly Jewess in the film the handle plays on, the moniker smacks of a magnificent sense of humor. And that’s something all drivers can use, whether they’re in the front seat – or the back. MacDonald recently packed a post with insight ...

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Roadcheck to focus on hours of service, movers

Roadcheck will emphasize checking driver logbooks and underscore to drivers the importance of maintaining their logbooks.

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The feds’ favorite remedy: Your tax dollars

The annoying part of the logic behind buying EOBRs for Mexican carriers is how it reflects the paternalism and careless spending so rampant in Washington, D.C.

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‘The center cannot hold’ — FMCSA’s hours quandary

There is a growing feeling among industry watchers that in order to fully settle the decidedly unsettled regulatory situation surrounding the hours of service, Congress is going to have to legislate a solution. That sentiment has come to me from industry executives, consultants, former regulatory types and, in some senses, drivers. Comments from owner-operators and others to the federal docket for the proposed hours changes have reflected a common feeling that the proposal, with its mandated ...

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Ferro on detention: ‘Shippers should be held accountable.’

If you missed the open call the Trucking Solutions Group's member owner-operators held with FMCSA administrator Anne Ferro last week, you missed a lot. The wide-ranging conversation ran the gamut of topics from cross-border trucking to hours and detention concerns. About the last of which, it was heartening to hear, Ferro noted that she in essence agreed with the concerns of the TSG -- and so many drivers around the nation. “I agree with you that ...

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N.D., Kentucky grant emergency waivers

The suspension of some trucking regulations applies to vehicles delivering food, water, medicine and other critical supplies.

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NTSB sets truck safety forum

Hours of service and electronic onboard recorders are among topics listed for the National Transportation Safety Board’s public forum on truck safety.

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A “corporate mouthpiece” responds

A few readers have taken me to task for my March editorial. I had argued that the proposed mandate for electronic onboard recorders could eventually put pressure to raise pay.

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What’s proposed, what’s next

Onboard recorders could be required for all carriers that now do traditional logging. These stories will get you caught up with the developments.

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