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Category Archives: Safety

Oversize load regulations need an overhaul

Feb
19,
2015
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by Hal Kiah Most truckers already can tell you that the trucking industry is the most over-regulated industry in the world, a well known fact to anyone in the industry. With Federal regulations being in constant flux and change, any … Continue reading

Truck parking crisis exposed

Jan
29,
2015
2

                  When the general public thinks of ‘truckers’, they many times will associate these men and women driving down the highways as those who are deliberately driving as many hours  as they … Continue reading

Truckers working together to reclaim professional image

Jan
24,
2015
5

In years past, professional truck drivers were known as the “Knights of the Road”, looked upon as highway heroes crisscrossing the country in their donation toward the greatness of America. In the fifties and sixties, their pride in the profession … Continue reading

Costs of ELD mandate addressed by Pivot Technology Resources

Jan
20,
2015
3

It is no longer a question as to “if” the mandatory use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELD’s) is coming to the trucking industry, but a matter of “when.” The exact final rule date for the FMCSA Electronic On-Board Recorders rule … Continue reading

2013 HOS restart rule projects increase in total truck crash stats

Jan
13,
2015
2

As the Hours of Service (HOS) rule was published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2011, the trucking industry wasted no time in fighting back against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforcement. With an effective date of February 27, … Continue reading

Hope Rivenburg to speak on Jason’s Law at ITEA Conference

Jan
3,
2015
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Hope Rivenburg, crusader of Jason’s Law, will be one of the guest speakers at the Illinois Truck Enforcement Association (ITEA) Conference in Glen Ellyn, Illinois on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015. The conference will be held at the College of DuPage, … Continue reading

NATA brings trucking issues to forefront in 2015

Dec
30,
2014
2

Like any other industry, trucking has many issues. There are those who speak about them, write about them, give advice about them and analyzes them. The list of trucking issues is a long one, but depending on who and what … Continue reading

Truckers Role in FMCSA Driver Training Advisory Committee

Dec
11,
2014
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Establishing a nationalized standard for entry-level driver training, which more specifically would include on-road training has been an ongoing issue within the trucking industry for nearly 30 years. With the signing of MAP-21 in July of 2012, the highway bill … Continue reading

Is Truck Driver Pay the Answer to all Issues?

Nov
22,
2014
9

Professional CDL truck drivers have seen many changes over the past several years which have had a direct effect on their job abilities. From seemingly small changes such as the abolished use of cell phones ruling in 2011 to the … Continue reading

Industry holds solutions to trucking safety

Nov
17,
2014
4

Regardless of consistent evidence that continually shows that the highest percentage of auto-truck crashes are caused by the driver of the auto, the debate between the trucking industry and regulators rages on as implementing additional regulations upon the industry is … Continue reading

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