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Category Archives: FMCSA

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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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
0

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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Trucking Industry Saves Millions in Driver Detention Pay

Oct
16,
2013
2

The Federal Government currently has approximately 4.1 million employees with an average annual salary of $78,500.  This figure would work out to be about $37.74 per hour. If each employee would work one hour a day for free, this would … 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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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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