safety

Back to basics in apnea debate: The importance of sleep

| February 24, 2012

Last night on the Truth About Trucking Live online radio program of fuel hauler Allen Smith and his wife, Donna, discussion of the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and Medical Review Board's joint work ...

‘Courtesy not necessarily contagious’: UPS driver after 50 accident-free years

| January 30, 2012

Ohio resident and UPS driver Ron "Big Dog" Sowder (pictured) started his career with UPS in 1962 after serving in the Navy and answering an employment ad. On January 25, the driver marked 50 years ...

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 ...

Drivers’ safety conversation continues

| December 20, 2011

If the handheld cell ban for drivers (which goes into effect Jan. 3) has done anything for the nation's interstate haulers, it's upped the ante on the conversation on this blog about the direction of ...

Take CSA challenge: Win iPad, $5,000

| December 10, 2011

The folks at Big Truck TV, in partnership with AT&T, have announced a competition taking applications from potential competitors, including you, through early February. "The CSA Challenge will comprise six challengers being chosen to compete ...

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 ...

Citizen to accident lawyers: Lighten up on anti-truck ads

| September 28, 2011

"How many times a day do you hear on TV ads from lawyers making statements such as, 'big trucks can cause serious injuries?'" So asked a reader, Bill Hughes, of the Tennessean newspaper, based in ...

Has CSA hit you? And: DeFazio’s cross-border backlash

| September 21, 2011

Today, a novel suggestion from the folks at J.J. Keller, who conducted a webinar yesterday aimed at providing carriers large and small with tools to combat the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability ...

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