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What kinds of questions should be on the New Entrant test?

| January 14, 2014

This question, answers to which are central to FMCSA's needs in preparing its New Entrant test rulemaking, saw some debate at the recent listening session on the subject. Weigh in yourself via this poll.

New Entrant test debated in initial regulatory session

| January 14, 2014

Call 530-408-6423, 530-40-VOICE, to contribute thoughts on the New Entrant test rulemaking under way to an upcoming Overdrive podcast. Two more federal sessions, in March at MATS and April at CVSA, are planned.

Driver shortage: Veteran operators’ views on who’s filling it

| September 04, 2013

In the final installment of this series, longtime drivers Kenny Frye, Jim Hoskins, John Minders and Mike Hogan offer views on the quality of professional entering the industry today.

Driver shortage: Many are called, fewer are chosen

| September 02, 2013

Part 2 in this series examines carrier management and driver views on solutions to improved conditions to attract people to the trucking industry.

Fast-track CDL program for vets

| July 24, 2013

Prime Inc. recently launched the Military Fast Track Program in Fort Bragg, N.C., designed to help military personnel make a successful transition to the civilian labor market. The campaign is part of an incentive to ...

FMCSA opens enforcement toolkit for carriers

| January 11, 2013

New materials from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration purport to help motor carriers manage safety issues in the prism of CSA.

Reasons for the rise in truck-occupant crash deaths

| December 18, 2012

Readers weigh in on root causes after NHTSA's examination of crash statistics showed a sharp rise in truck occupant crash fatalities (20 percent) between 2010 and 2011.

More O/O challenges: Image, health, parking…

| August 16, 2012

After primary reporting on owner-operators' top five challenges, sources offer their personal sixth -- from parking, training standards and health to driver image and industry unity to influence public opinion and regulatory direction.

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