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Trucker shooting rekindles plea to officials for more Safe Truck Parking

Jul
14,
2014
16

The infamous Truck Parking Shortage has once again risen its UGLY and Deadly head as yet another trucker is murdered because of inadequate safe truck parking. Insufficient Truck Parking has been a serious problem for decades, confirmed by numerous FMCSA … Continue reading

Examiner.com: Murdered Trucker Story Not Newsworthy

Jul
9,
2014
3

Examiner.com, an online news network serving over 20 million monthly readers across the world, apparently considers the recent murder of truck driver, Michael Boeglin as “Not Newsworthy.” As a writer for the Examiner since May 7, 2010, my most recent … Continue reading

The Absolute Cure for Driver Fatigue

Jul
8,
2014
13

With the most recent FMCSA mandated 30-minute break requirement for Class A CDL drivers, the continual attempt to control truck driver fatigue is ongoing. Although one fatal crash is too many, studies by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has … Continue reading

Added Regulations No Answer for Truck Driver Fatigue

Jun
12,
2014
10

By: Allen Smith The recent fatal crash in New Jersey involving Wal-Mart truck driver, Kevin Roper has gained attention by anti-trucking and safety advocacy groups who believe that the industry still does not have enough regulations placed on drivers. Although … Continue reading

Many sides of truckings’ mandatory detention pay dispute

Jun
2,
2014
6

  Lack of Detention Time Pay is nothing new, it’s been happening for years, so why all the talk now? Drivers are becoming fed up with a lot of things going on; Too many regulations and proposed rules, high fuel … Continue reading

2014 CVSA Road Check June 3-5

May
13,
2014
0

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

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

Are fleets duty-bound to provide extreme weather help to their drivers?

Apr
8,
2014
0

All fleet operators in the UK take road safety seriously. The country has some of the safest roads in the world and professional drivers and transport companies must take some of the credit for that. However, things are changing for … Continue reading

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

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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