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Professional Truck Drivers benefit from Health Care Law

Mar
11,
2014
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America has now had a chance to see the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in action over the last few months. There is no doubt, we are staring at mixed results, and strong emotions, and opinions.  We would like to review … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Nov
18,
2013
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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

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

Sep
4,
2013
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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

Top Four Reasons Qualified Truck Drivers Call It Quits

Mar
20,
2013
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For the past thirty years, the turnover rate among truck drivers and the problems associated with motor carriers retaining drivers have been studied by the industry. Over a span of at least three decades, the second largest industry in the … Continue reading

FMCSA making major changes to CSA program

Aug
30,
2012
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  By: Richard Wilson Regulatory Compliance Manager Tran Services Trans Products The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will be incorporating major changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, effective December, 2012. Among the changes planned for full launch … Continue reading

Victory for Hope Rivenburg and Truckers- Jason’s Law in 2012 Transportation Bill

Jul
2,
2012
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  There is much reason to celebrate in Fultonham, New York as widow and crusader Hope Rivenburg’s 3 year relentless effort to ensure the passing of Jason’s Law for more safe truck parking ends in victory. Congressman Paul Tonko,  Senators … Continue reading

Anne Ferro addresses Truckers Questions on Live Conference Call

Jun
18,
2012
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  The Trucking Solutions Group will be speaking to FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro on their weekly conference call on Wednesday June 20th, 2012 at 3 p.m. EDT. Truckers will have the opportunity to ask questions to Ms. Ferro on this … Continue reading

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