Observations from the dark side

| March 28, 2014

"If you do go to MATS, take the time to go over to the Papa John's parking lot and rub elbows with the regular guys – we've met some of the most decent human beings ...

MATS New Entrant listening session yields new ideas

| March 28, 2014

Among voluminous thoughts on New Entrant testing, responding to commentary from owner-operator Michael Potwin Anne Ferro revealed that the agency's plan to downgrade adjudicated citations' violation weight in the CSA system could be in place ...

Readers debate New Entrant test

| March 13, 2014

While a majority were positive about FMCSA's plan to introduce regs testing into the process for obtaining operating authority, questions as to the scope of test questions remained as the second federal listening session on ...

Acquisition, maintenance cost worries stand out in post-2018 efficiency standards conversation

| February 20, 2014

Readers sound off on President Obama's announcement of plans for post-2018 model truck fuel-efficiency/emissions standards.

Audio: Rich Wilson at MCSAC — ‘We need to hear more from drivers’Podcast

| February 15, 2014

Though any FLSA reform wouldn't apply directly to owner-operators, some have made the argument that improved pay conditions for company drivers and corresponding rate-dynamics changes would filter positively throughout the industry.

Trucking groups question FMCSA hours study, Congressman says it’s ‘worthless’

| January 30, 2014

Rep. Richard Hanna called FMCSA's study "worthless," while OOIDA says it is skeptical of the agency's findings. ATA says the study does not provide any justification for the rules.

On the road again…

| January 14, 2014

The George & Wendy Show back on the road: "Oh my gosh, it's better than Christmas. We're actually leaving the house this week!"

Be your own boss: How to get your own authority

| January 08, 2014

A step-by-step guide to the necessary federal and other filings. Be prepared for paying fees and handling lots of forms.

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