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Motor Carriers Responsible for Truck Driver Fatigue

May
14,
2010
5

When it comes to truck drivers not operating while tired, the responsibility is a two-way street.  The driver must have the full authority to be able to call the shots when it is time for him or her to shut … Continue reading

Sleep Apnea Testing Coming Soon for Truck Drivers

May
13,
2010
22

By Allen Smith In a meeting yesterday, May 12th, 2010, the FMCSA began discussions on the concerns of fatigue on truck drivers.  Citing that fatigue is a major problem among truckers, it was also noted that the medical condition, sleep … Continue reading

CSA 2010- Motor Carriers and Drivers Both Need to be Compliant

May
4,
2010
8

Allen Smith While doing my daily Google news searches I came across an interesting article and video regarding CSA 2010.  The video was made during a Driving for Profit Seminar directed to carriers, telling them about the importance of CSA … Continue reading

CSA 2010 Basic Scores for Motor Carriers and Truck Drivers

Apr
28,
2010
10

The FMCSA safety initiative, CSA 2010, has certainly gotten the industry talking.  The problem that I see now is that there is still too much misinformation being bounced around about the new safety program.   The main reason for the wrong … Continue reading

The Driver Shortage, CDL Training, and CSA 2010- The Saga Continues

Apr
14,
2010
7

by Allen Smith It’s no secret to everyone, drivers have been anticipating a lot of change and rumors of change within the trucking industry. First there is the infamous CSA 2010, the description and explanation of which can alter depending … Continue reading

Truckers HOS Rule Should Provide Safety, but Also a Livable Wage

Feb
4,
2010
0

With the average number of miles driven per year by professional truck drivers, the dangers of living life on the road increases far beyond what the average motorist experiences.  Averaging ten times more miles driven per year than the general … Continue reading

CSA2010 and DAC Report to Cause More Lost Jobs for American Truckers

Jan
18,
2010
22

Thousands of truckers in the United States lost their jobs in 2009.   With the economy not getting any better and nothing on the horizon to suggest that it will, are American truckers being set up for employment termination for 2010?   … Continue reading

CSA 2010 Good for Trucking Industry or Opportunity for Abuse?

Nov
6,
2009
67

The trucking industry will soon see a change in the FMCSA safety rating system, Safestat.  The new program, CSA 2010 will soon be underway.   I see what could be a good thing for the safety standards of the trucking industry, … Continue reading

Anne Ferro Nominated by Barack Obama to Head the FMCSA

Jun
6,
2009
6

On Thursday June 4th, President Obama nominated Anne S Ferro to be the Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ( FMCSA) FMCSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation which has the responsibility of overseeing and … Continue reading

Truckers United: A True Brotherhood

Apr
1,
2009
2

For those who have been following, you know that there has been a tremendous amount of discussion regarding the hours of service rules and the laws of the State of Virginia in regards to truck drivers and the lack of … Continue reading

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