Joe Rajkovacz

Inside small-fleet advocacy at NASTC annual meeting

Rounding up highlights from the NASTC annual meeting: CARB politics, enforcement; speed limiter rule with retrofit requirement expected in 2014, "conditional" rating the new "unsatisfactory"...

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CARB to boost low-use mileage exemption

Good news for owner-operators and fleets in the Eastern U.S. who run to California only occasionally or can keep their in-state miles below the 5,000-7,500 range per year: The state's upping its low-use exemption mileage.

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Left-coast gamble: CARB forces tough yearend decision for many owner-operators

What choice will you make? This first in a three-part series shares tools to help and perspective on short- and long-term preparation for the future of emissions regulations.

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Too little too late? New grants for CARB upgrades

News of new grant funding available for truck DPF retrofits and truck replacements for California-based owner-operators shows limitations of California's grant programs.

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Retrofit-DPF sales to satisfy California regulations lag

The total number of verified DPFs sold by companies for diesels operating in California in the first half of 2013 was 3,508 and includes both passive and active DPFs.

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The Name Game

Online opportunities join old-school methods as ways for independents to build a reputation and draw clients.

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LogBook

New regulations will increase truck cost, owner-operator pay expected to rise, natural gas trucks catching on and other industry news items are featured.

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CSA and Safety Scores

Your driving record carries more weight than ever under CSA. Learn how to access your data, understand it and use it to your advantage.

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Choosing a Carrier

When you consider moving to a new fleet, look beyond bonuses and other come-ons.

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FMCSA listens: PSP update clarifies co-driver inspection violations

While I'm on the subject of CSA, I thought I'd share a bit of an update to this month's Truckers News CSA cover story. In it, during dicussion of the DataQs system and Ed Webb's case (which I wrote about yesterday), OOIDA's Joe Rajkovacz raises a very particular problem with Pre-Employment Screening Program driver inspection/crash history reports that team drivers were noting. Here's the relevant text from the story, after a summary of Webb's particular ...

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