Speed governors

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.

FLSA reform, parking, detention: MCSAC prioritizes reauthorization recommendations

| February 11, 2014

Reforming employee-driver compensation by removing the FLSA overtime exemption was among top recommendations, likewise expanding truck-parking availability, sleep apnea, further New Entrant attention and more.

Study says 6×2 axles average 2.5 percent better fuel mileage

| January 21, 2014

The analysis of existing data -- with some new track tests -- by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency showed an average payback time of 20 months given fuel-efficiency gains.

Inside small-fleet advocacy at NASTC annual meeting

| November 09, 2013

Rounding up highlights from the NASTC annual meeting: CARB politics, enforcement; speed limiter rule with retrofit requirement expected in 2014, "conditional" rating the new "unsatisfactory"...

5 things members of the general public don’t know about truckers

| September 19, 2013

From typical speed to on-the-road conditions and pay packages, misunderstood elements of the trucking business remain in the dark for many in the general public.

One dispatcher’s public salute to the American truck driver

| August 11, 2011

In case you've missed news of this one, which has made the rounds of various email blasts and blogs, it's one of the best high-profile salutes to owner-operators and drivers I've come across in mainstream ...

New speed governor: Public art on the roadways

| June 24, 2011

No, it's not a joke the Kansas DOT is playing on truckers and motorists -- nor any kind of sophisticated speed trap. Click through the thumbnail of the picture at right here for a story ...

‘Alcolocks’ coming to U.S. Class 8s?

| November 12, 2010

In the area of emissions, the regs tend to roll from California to the rest of the country; in safety/in-cab technology, though, quite a lot has sailed west across the big Atlantic pond in recent ...

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