safety

Readers to law enforcement: Look in the mirror

Some drivers responding to news of Tennessee's use of troopers in big rigs to nab texting four-wheelers loved the idea -- others suggested it might be just another safety hazard.

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Speeding four-wheeler in the breakdown lane!

"The more truckers I meet, the more I realize the good ones really are patient people" and other notes on merging.

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FMCSA calling off so-called ‘red-shirt mandate’

FMCSA is conducting an internal review of all enforcement activities after the Truck-Regulation Public-Comment-Believability Index (TRPCBI) measure associated with the red-shirt NPRM flew into "way too positive" territory.

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Three letters, rhymes with ‘essay,’ not a veggie box…

'I got my CSA!' -- fresh local vegetables warm the cockles. Speaking those three letters makes most members of the general public feel nice and upright and good about themselves. Too bad we can't feel the same.

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POLL: Have you experienced a CSA intervention since Dec. 2010?

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New one-truck portable tarping system

Owner-operator John Rodriguez, with business partner Willie Lancon, designed the Roller Rak portable tarping machine following a couple falls while tarping that could have been disasters.

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Inconsistent enforcement: CSA’s heat index

State inspection intensity ratings range from Maryland, where 32 inspections per lane-mile of National Highway System were conducted during CSA's first two year, to Idaho, where only two inspections per lane-mile were done.

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The ‘Big Brother’ of the road

"Truckers are the 'Big Brother' of the road. They know what you're doing, people."

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Morbid March

"Does anyone else think a giant rabbit with the ability to get into your house and squeeze your neck is terrifying?"

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Inconsistent enforcement: CSA vs. the independent

In the two years since CSA's advent, the smallest carriers have had a much greater chance of getting inspected and put out of service than drivers and trucks of the largest carriers.

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