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2014 CVSA Road Check June 3-5

May
13,
2014
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The largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles will soon be taking place between June 3-5, 2014. During the 72 hour period, nearly 10,000 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) certified inspectors will operate from 1,500 locations across North America to … Continue reading

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National Registry law goes into effect May 21, 2014 for interstate CMV drivers

Apr
24,
2014
1

  Announcement from FMCSA Driver/Carrier: By now, you’ve heard about the National Registry law that goes into effect May 21, 2014. After that date, all interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers must get their medical certificates from a certified medical … Continue reading

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ELD Mandate-The controversy and affects of driver accountability

Mar
27,
2014
4

  The discussion of EOBR’s (now labeled ELD’s or electronic logging devices) continues and many drivers are as angry and frustrated as ever.  As far back as I can remember I can not recall a topic creating more controversy or … Continue reading

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FMCSA Must Focus on Trucking Industry Reality

Mar
5,
2014
2

In the era of CSA, more regulations continue to be placed upon the professional truck driver. Safety groups and industry decision-makers continue to believe that in order to increase safety, additional regulations are needed.  It has become an industry which … Continue reading

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Trucking affected by high fuel prices, fuel efficiency and emission regulations

Feb
27,
2014
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It’s been over a week since the President announced his commitment to establishing standards for fuel efficiency,  greenhouse gas emissions, pollution, and dependency on foreign oil.  The DOT and EPA have been directed to develop and issue a Notice of … Continue reading

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Rule Targeting Truck Fuel Efficiency Stifles Innovation

Feb
21,
2014
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  President Obama’s order for the DOT and EPA to develop and issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) by March 2015 to increase Fuel Efficiency standards and Greenhouse Gas Emissions standards also calls for technological innovations and alternate fuels. Is … Continue reading

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The 75K Broker Bond – Is it about preventing fraud or something else?

Jan
30,
2014
1

The $75,000.00 Broker Bond (Trust) was inserted in the Highway Bill, Map21, in the 11th hour right before signing into law.  Who was responsible for this?  Was it to prevent Broker fraud or was there another motive? James Lamb, President … Continue reading

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Comments to FMCSA’s Data Systems to Improve Uniformity in the Treatment of Inspection Violation Data

Dec
3,
2013
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by Richard Wilson- TCRG Consulting On December 2, 2013 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration via the Federal Register, made changes to it Motor Carrier Management Information System. Motor Carrier Management Information System Changes to Improve Uniformity in the Treatment … Continue reading

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UPS ordered to pay in excess of $247,000 in damages to truck driver

Nov
18,
2013
1

In a decision issued on Friday, November 15, 2013, U. S. Department of Labor Judge Daniel Solomon ordered UPS to reinstate and pay in excess of $247,000 in damages to truck driver Tim Bishop. Judge Solomon found that UPS fired … Continue reading

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What do EOBR’s, HOS and Taxes have in common?

Sep
4,
2013
4

For as long as I can remember, people have been protesting paying federal taxes, many saying they’re unconstitutional and some even refusing to pay them at all. The majority of folks just grin and bear it, making sure that on … Continue reading

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