Tag: Richard Wilson
The year the DOT shut down Santa and the truckers saved Christmas
Trucker-songwriter Bill Weaver’s “How the Truckers Saved Christmas” gets the Texomatic Pictures video treatment. And: A hopeful note enforcement will be light for Claus Trucking up North this weekend and into Monday. Lord knows we’ve seen some eventful years for the company over the last decade
December 21, 2018
More on personal conveyance in the hours of service with Roadcheck a day away
With Roadchecks starting June 5th, be in the know about the new personal conveyance guidelines and check out the decline in violations since 2014.
June 4, 2018
ELD mandate protest efforts set to stage October 3
Podcast: Two unaffiliated groups — Tony Justice and company’s ELD or Me, and the Texas-headquartered Operation Black and Blue — share details for ELD mandate protests coalescing around a beginning date of October 3.
September 16, 2017
Owner-operator Scott Reed, Rich Wilson and legislative influence on hours and ELDs
Owner-operator Scott Reed and TCRG Consulting’s Richard Wilson stepped into the office of Ohio rep. Jim Jordan a week and a half ago to deliver a message on hours and ELDs. The main takeaway? Truckers need more flexibility.
March 13, 2017
Reader: ELDs set to exacerbate existing parking, detention issues
“I don’t think anyone has really considered what making all trucks go ELD will do and all the problems it will cause. There isn’t enough parking now.” –reader Josiah Gonzalez, via email. And: A little personal conveyance wiggle room.
February 21, 2017
When enforcement is well necessary — a note from Rich Wilson
Wilson’s letter follows news of a box-truck owner-operator shut down after a fatality crash. Also: Do owner-operator hotshot truckers (at 10,001-26,000 lbs.) need to join a random drug/alcohol testing consortium? Depends on the CDL status and desires …
January 21, 2017
How Elves Trucking LLC got back in service — just in the nick of time
A guest Channel 19 post from the desk of Richard Wilson and TCRG Consulting: “The DOT elves were on the prowl only to find a jolly old sleigh driver elf with a time card instead of a logbook on hand. …”
December 23, 2016
Podcast: Entry level driver training conversations following rulemaking committee meeting
Will traditional training approaches survive the Entry Level Driver Training rulemaking? If statutory language is any indication, it’s likely. Voices on training standards/practices in this podcast.
March 9, 2015
Not so fast on med cards: Non-CDL commercial drivers still must carry
Non-CDL holders are not required to self-certify or submit a copy of their medical card to their state licensing agency. Given such commercial drivers don’t self-certify, if you are one of them, keep carrying the card.
February 4, 2015
Regulators: Santa Inc.’s authority revoked over medical cards, hours violations, more
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 Claus LLC.
December 24, 2014
CSA’s Fallout: Trapped in a CSA nightmare
Part 1 of this story of how one small fleet operator got stuck in “safety jail” as a Conditional safety rating, a high BASIC score in hours and violations compounded and business vanished.
July 7, 2014
Podcast: Due diligence on the drug testing consortium
Any problem with drug or alcohol use by drivers among carriers large and small can ensure that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be “watching you for a long time,” says regulatory consultant.
May 29, 2014
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