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Regulators: Santa Inc.’s authority revoked over medical cards, hours violations, more

| December 23, 2013

When we attempted to reach out to Mr. Claus for confirmation of this grave report, his secretary referred us to the FMCSA Register, which showed a Dec. 23 listing for new operating authority granted to ...

On the trail of the elusive budget

| October 06, 2013

Wendy Parker runs it down: "Most members of Congress were unable to respond, as they were too busy practicing reading 'Green Eggs and Ham' for their dramatic and uninspired filibusters."

Wash hands, prevent crashes

| July 22, 2013

I have it on good authority the FMCSA will be unveiling their “We are the Borg” campaign sometime next year. It will require drivers to look directly into an inward-facing dashcam every 30 seconds and ...

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

| April 01, 2013

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.

Breaking: Regulators apologize for delaying Santa

| December 24, 2012

Regulators have determined the Claus operation is an imminent hazard to the motoring public and have ordered Santa to cease operation effective immediately.

The drones keep coming — for your freight?

| May 23, 2012

Apologies for a post-less Tuesday, which regular Channel 19 readers no doubt noticed. I had a mini-vacation with friends and family -- hearing news of the SpaceX launch in the auto on the way home ...

Red alert: Get your uniform or else!

| April 01, 2012

Now that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun to reach its long regulatory arm into your daily dress, drivers are sounding off in record numbers. “This is just taking it too far,” said owner-operator ...

Four-wheeler: ‘I am so sick of 18-wheelers!’

| April 01, 2012

Over the transom today in Overdrive's Nashville bureau here, as my office is often known among the editors in Alabama, came this letter. So much for sharing the road! Dear editor,I am so sick of ...

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