Blogs

How to avoid need for bail money: Richard Miller’s comment of the week (about, well, what else?)

Who says truckers don't have a sense of humor on the subject of the ELD mandate? ... And: Crowd-sourcing state enforcement plans -- we've heard from some states who won't be writing ELD noncompliance tickets until April 1, just marking violations. If you've heard, what's your state's plan?

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Things you don’t like to think about, but need to

"No one wants to think about the implications of losing a loved one, especially when that loved one may be far away from home when they pass." But think about it they do -- the good news is there's an organization working to put itself out of business by encouraging a paradigm shift in how carriers and drivers think about the risk.

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The ‘ELD money grab’ we won’t print

And: Texas House rep uses the #ELDorME hastag in House-floor plea for a 90-day ELD extension.

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Video: What to expect as ELD mandate takes effect

The rough road to the electronic logging device mandate is close to an end, though it may get more bumpy from here. 

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Head-first into the ‘exodus’ he goes …

"Bill Weaver has decided, on pretty much the eve of the ELD mandate going into effect, to make the transition from company driver to owner-operator for the first time in his more than 20-year trucking career."

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Audio mailbag: Truckers’ voices raised against the ELD mandate with less than a week left

When it comes to rules and regulations, the ELD mandate may well go down in history as the most protested in FMCSA’s history. As the enforcement deadline bears down, truckers around the nation sound off. Also: What does the ELD mandate have to do with the moon and Mars? ...

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I’ll have my sinks with handles, please

"I still stand by the distinct possibility of either being electrocuted by a water-logged hand dryer or having a full-on anger-induced stroke the next time an automatic air freshener sprays antiseptic lilac mist directly onto my corneas."

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RJ Taylor, trucker and founder of Ol’Blue, USA, has passed at age 75

RJ Taylor's 1950s Ol'Blue KW was part of the bedrock under his Ol'Blue, USA nonprofit -- the USA stood for United Safety Alliance, his own self-styled effort, working with a multiplicity of partners, to teach road safety to schoolchildren and the motoring public and bring together truckers and law enforcement.

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Behind the scenes at the Tesla Semi reveal

In this edition of Overdrive Radio, a rebroadcast of Equipment Editor Jason Cannon's talk with K.C. Phillips on the “Road Dog Live” Sirius XM program, discussing the Tesla Semi electric truck's big recent reveal in California.

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More duct tape on a broken ax handle

"Anyone with a lick of sense knows it's unsafe to duct-tape a broken ax handle. Those who don't have that kind of sense work for the FMCSA."

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