regulations

Stiff wind to pay the toll: The 2011 Channel 19 year in review

| January 01, 2012

What better way to start the new year than with a look back on the previous? I did it last year, after all, so let's make it a tradition, how bout? The Chinese Year of the ...

FMCSA’s hours rule justification includes, well, guess who…

| December 29, 2011

You can imagine my surprise yesterday when, just as I'm perusing portions of the new hours rule's full text in preparation for a story or two I'm putting together for Truckers News and Overdrive, I ...

Former owner-operator going after MCSAC committee representation

| December 19, 2011

As I've written about here in weeks prior, former owner-operator Fred Schaffner, a man with a passion for fighting for fairness in the treatment of drivers in the face of regulatory flux and with a ...

Modest proposal: ‘Let regulators have what they want’

| December 12, 2011

Today, a dispatch from driver and radio host Big Al Weekley (pictured), the man behind the streaming Dispatch Me Home Radio Network site. It comes in response to Nabisco hauler Buddy Wenners' modest proposal to ...

Modest proposal: ‘Ban truck driving’

| December 09, 2011

The comments on the news of the handheld cellphone ban while driving for the interstate pilots of the nation's tractor-trailer rigs continue to come in. (Read them for yourself here, including among them at the ...

MCSAC / MRB meeting webcast underway on sleep apnea

| December 07, 2011

If you haven't been able to tune into the meeting today of the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee with the Medical Review Board, keep an eye on my Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/channel19todd, where I'm ...

Driver action on sleep apnea, CSA, EOBRs, cross-border trucking

| November 23, 2011

Regular readers will recall my post from last month following the first annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention, which spurred on driver advocate Frederick Schaffner to be a presence in D.C. at the November meeting ...

FCC continues hold on ‘Trucker TV’ exemption

| November 07, 2011

Since 2004, missing persons advocate Marc Klaas of the Klaas Kids Foundation has been part of an effort by a company associated with Flying J travel plazas to get an FCC exemption to establish a ...

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