Law Enforcement

The new top hours of service enforcer

No state issued a higher percentage of hours violations in 2014 than this one. Training has helped officials find their ‘comfort zone’ enforcing the ever-shifting regs nationwide, but especially in this state.

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Top 10 toughest states on hours of service violations

Oregon was the 2013 leader on this list, and its percentage of issued hour infractions fell by only a point in our analysis of the 2014 data. Three states rose to a much larger degree in the hours rankings...

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The screaming bears of Montana

"So, I might not have seen a tapier in Oregon, or an owl in Washington, but I sure as hell have seen the screaming bears of Montana, and I lived to tell about it. #truckingisthebestjobever"

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The Golden State: Inspection fanatic or truckers’ best friend?

California's reputation as being tough on truckers continues with its No. 2 position in the inspection intensity rankings. At once, the Golden State near highest share of clean inspections begs the question...

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‘Discretion’ is a big word ……

What you do throughout your encounters with motor carrier enforcement officers may end up having a lot to do with the ending picture in the inspection report.

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Kenny Capell’s obstruction of justice case at the scale house, in his own words

Capell hopes it becomes common practice in law enforcement to better respect the job trucking professionals do by refraining from waking sleeping codrivers absent reasonable suspicion.

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Not so fast on med cards: Non-CDL commercial drivers still must carry

Non-CDL holders are not required to self-certify or submit a copy of their medical card to their state licensing agency. Given such commercial drivers don't self-certify, if you are one of them, keep carrying the card.

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Most readers endorse body cameras for police

Most readers were positive about the potential efficacy of body cameras used widely to help in preventing or at least sorting out the high-octane situations that have dominated discussions of race and politics across the country.

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Would widespread use of body cameras by law enforcement improve policing?

Would body cameras be effective accountability/evidence tool for law enforcement? The President certainly seems to think so. Tell us what you think in this poll.

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Might your next truck inspector be wearing a body camera?

Would body cameras be effective accountability/evidence tools for law enforcement? The President certainly seems to think so.

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