Joe Rajkovacz

Regs outlook: Change is in the air

Between hope and a hard place: The potential import for owner-operators of a new federal administration as regards ELDs, speed limiters, CARB's pursuit of an Ultra-Low NOx emissions standard and more, from Western States Trucking Association rep and former O/O Joe Rajkovacz at NASTC's annual meeting.

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Driver voices raised against highway bill amendment to resolve state/federal legal conflicts

Protection of independent/small-fleet business freedom or "wage theft" from company drivers? A growing conflict over a highway-bill amendment as House-Senate conference gets under way.

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$400k trucks? Overdrive talks to CCTA’s Joe Rajkovacz about impact of emissions regs

A recent decision by a federal court denied the California Construction Trucking Association's appeal of the EPA’s greenhouse gas standards based on a lack of standing.

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Entry level driver training podcast: The data problem

What's dogged any training rule for the last 20 years? There's no particular evidence of a relationship between adequacy of training and drivers' safety on the road.

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Podcast: Legal delays as CARB rules ‘go hard-fast’

As lawsuits against the California Air Resources Board hit the same technical "buzzsaw" and get delayed and delayed, notes Joe Rajkovacz of the CCTA, deadlines for rules compliance come and go.

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Thursday round-up: What deer whistles, elections and NASTC’s annual meeting have in common

Tools designed to mitigate hazard, maybe? At least one of these, maybe two (and it's not the NASTC meet, I can assure you) doesn't normally work so well. Nonetheless, fingers can always be crossed...

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Big data blowback: Trucking goes to Congress over CSA

Behind the CSA bill -- H.R. 5532 would require FMCSA to revamp the CSA program, pulling scores and non-crash-associated data from public view in the meantime. Prognosis for the bill in the short term: Not good with a Democrat Party-controlled Senate, one watcher notes.

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CARB’s ‘loan denial provision’ less appealing by the minute

Details on proposed changes to amendments to CARB's Truck and Bus Rule adopted earlier in the year -- owner-operators have through Thursday, July 17, to comment on the changes.

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Checking in with ‘Truckers against CARB’ — rally, public meeting Thursday

Video interview with Loren Hutnick about his "Truckers Against CARB" rally planned for Thursday in Sacramento, as CARB takes up public comment on the flexibility-enhancement provisions it introduced earlier in the year.

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CARB: Operators’ voices, more on the regs in podcast part 2

This feature podcast follows the Monday, Nov. 25, installment on CARB's 11th-hour flexibility maneuvering. Call 530-408-6423, state your name and location, and give us your view on the state's emissions regs.

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