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Category Archives: FMCSA

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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TDSMC Speaker Launches Trucking Industry Compliance Service

Jun
6,
2013
0

Well known trucking regulatory specialist and consultant, Richard Wilson has announced the opening of TCRG Consulting, LLC which is based out of Greenwood, Delaware. As President/CEO and Consulting Manager, Mr. Wilson has over 30 years experience of compliance and regulatory training … Continue reading

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National Truck Parking Survey

May
14,
2013
4

A National Truck Parking Survey headed by the original crusader for Jason’s Law, Hope Rivenburg, is underway, measuring and interpreting data collected from Professional Truck Drivers regarding the availability of Safe Truck Parking. The results of this study will be … Continue reading

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How a Freight Forwarder is different than a Freight Broker

Apr
12,
2013
1

The terms freight forwarder and freight broker are sometimes used interchangeably, but their jobs are actually quite different. They perform some of the same functions, but a broker acts as an intermediary between the carrier and the shipper, while a … Continue reading

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Drivers Needed for new Truck Parking Study

Apr
10,
2013
0

When Truth About Trucking, LLC conducted a recent survey on drivers’ biggest concerns, truck driver wages came in at number one, while truck parking was still the second major concern among drivers. Hope Rivenburg of Jason’s Law is once again … Continue reading

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Drivers Are True Collateral Damage of CSA

Mar
26,
2013
3

The premise of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA program was to finally hold both motor carriers and truck drivers accountable in adhering to the established safety regulations in place for the trucking industry. It was in fact, described … Continue reading

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Overhauling the CDL Training Standards

Jan
17,
2013
4

As the FMCSA begins to take a look at the CDL training standards for entry-level truck drivers, the problems are too many to list in one post. Problems with proper truck driver training have been going on for years and … Continue reading

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Scheduling for National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

Dec
3,
2012
1

Today, December 3, 2012, PSI Services LLC (PSI), FMCSA’s first approved test delivery organization, begins on-line scheduling for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners certification test. The first available date to sit for the exam will be December 17, … Continue reading

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Online CDL Medical Self-Certification

Nov
15,
2012
0

CDL holders operating in certain types of commerce are now required to submit a current medical examiner’s certificate to their State driver licensing agencies (SDLA) to obtain a certified medical status as part of their driving record. Simply put, the … Continue reading

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EOBRs mandate still has issues

Nov
14,
2012
1

By: Allen Smith Anne Ferro, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), has made the agency’s commitment to the EOBR rulemaking very clear by stating, “It is definitely on the way.” Professional truck drivers who oppose any such … Continue reading

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