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EOBR mandate, CSA rating proposals coming early 2013

| August 27, 2012

FMCSA looks to have electronic log rule in place by October 2013.

Using CSA to your advantage

| August 26, 2012

CSA "isn't going anywhere," said Compliance Safety Systems' David Saunders at the Great American Trucking Show in a session on CSA: learn to market yourself with your record.

FMCSA renames ‘Fatigued Driving’ CSA category, among changes

| August 24, 2012

Changes to the CSA program -- including a new Hazmat category, adjustments to speeding severity weights and more -- will go live in December.

Our favorite agency: Guess who’s on Facebook…

| August 21, 2012

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new Facebook page could be a great venue for drivers to get their viewpoints heard by the general public. Also: detail on an upcoming public meeting of the Motor ...

The safety argument for increased pay

| July 30, 2012

At U.S. House hearing on CSA, concerns about driver pay were aired with contentions that better nondriving-time compensation was much needed.

Reader: Repeal FLSA trucking exemption

| July 24, 2012

The following comes by way of owner-operator Joe Ammons, who is looking for assistance with a petition for the U.S. Secretary of Transportation (or Congress) to repeal the trucking exemption to the Fair Labor Standards ...

Cell-phone jamming technology in your cab?

| July 13, 2012

Much has been made of the inability and/or difficulty of state enforcement of the Department of Transportation's nationwide ban on handheld cellphone use behind the wheel. Last I've written about it you can find here ...

Does the EOBR mandate have another problem?

| July 11, 2012

Some believe the electronic on-board recorder mandate written in this year's highway bill could well be impossible to achieve, given the legislation's language defining the electronic logging devices.

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