CSA: The difference (or lack thereof) a year makes

| May 01, 2014

Report from the CSA Subcommittee to the MCSAC shows a somewhat different overall tune from the year prior as FMCSA retrenches in its commitment to the CSA program.

Common sense is a learned behavior

| April 27, 2014

So it's prom season. Be safe out there and watch out for kids who are acting even worse than usual on the highways. Who else firmly believes there should be an 18-and-older law for highway ...

‘Car mentality’ pervading too many pretrips?

| April 26, 2014

"Open the hood," driver, owner-operator Jeff Clark urges those who take to trucking with the "car mentality."

Smile for the camera, but keep your eyes on the road

| April 15, 2014

Having anyone’s camera inches away from you virtually the entire time you’re doing your job, and knowing that you don’t have control of the on/off switch, has to be unnerving.

OOIDA pushing driver training, FMCSA reform for highway bill items

| April 03, 2014

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced this week the two main items it is pushing Congress to include in its next highway bill: Bolstering training for new drivers and reforming the federal trucking regulatory process. ...

Safety will be the death of us

| March 26, 2014

"Progress of the species is retarded when there is no failure. You can't keep someone safe from themselves: no matter how many rules you impose, there are human beings out there who will continue to ...

Speed limiter rule coming? DOT report says yes, and could be this year

| March 13, 2014

Joining an already full trucking regulatory docket this year could be a rule that requires trucks to use speed limiters, though what the limited speed may be isn’t known.

‘Zero highway deaths’ goal needs general public target

| February 24, 2014

Regulators' ultimate goal pondered, in light of the laundry list of highway-bill recommendations the MCSAC delivered to Congress two weeks back.

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