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‘Wireless Roadside Inspection’ inches closer to reality

| June 27, 2013

Mobile communications technology stands to transform the way truck inspections take place, with big implications for the CSA program and owner-operator businesses.

National truck-parking driver survey launched

| May 15, 2013

Here find out how to take the survey, created by Hope Rivenburg in part in concert with driver advocates Allen and Donna Smith of Truth About Trucking and aimed at educating the DOT on parking ...

FMCSA hears testimony on entry level driver training

| March 26, 2013

Driver training standards were the subject of a four-hour regulatory listening session held at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Find highlights and links to full video in this story.

How-to: File against a broker’s bond

| March 08, 2013

Federal rules pertaining to broker surety filings are in flux following congressional action last year that raised the minimum bond from $10,000 to $75,000. Still, basic procedures for filing are expected to remain.

Highway subcommittee chair talks highway usage tax, infrastructure

| February 28, 2013

Rep. Thomas Petri said a vehicle miles traveled tax — a highway usage fee, essentially — may be a source of revenue for highway funding in the future.

Broker bond increase challenge gets new backer

| February 26, 2013

The National Association for Minority Truckers has joined the Association of Independent Property Brokers and Agents in calling for legislative repeal of increased surety requirements for brokers and freight forwarders.

Modest proposal: $65/hour, fair detention rate to protect small biz

| November 27, 2012

A reader sees a need for mandatory detention pay to protect the small business trucking life from the continuing encroachment of big-business competition and government regulation in the form of tightening hours and EOBRs.

7 EOBR “myths” discussed

| November 20, 2012

Fleet reps Allen Lowry of Central Refrigerated and Vincent Dinino Jr. provided a window on fleets' real-world perspectives relatives to areas of contention around electronic onboard recorders for hours compliance.

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