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Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax due date has been delayed by the IRS until November.

Jul
23,
2011
1

Attention Truckers!! The IRS Form 2290, also known as the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax has been delayed by the IRS until November. Click here for full details from the IRS.gov website. The 2011-2012 IRS Form 2290 will be due … Continue reading

Are unnecessary trucking regulations burdening our industry and our economy?

Jul
8,
2011
3

By Richard Wilson of Trans Products and Services Physical year 2010 saw the highest upswing in regulatory costs in our country’s history. This Administration has singlehandedly increased regulatory spending by 1.75 trillion Dollars. (US Chamber of Commerce figures) In these … Continue reading

Truck Drivers to Face Stricter DOT Medical Exams

Jun
20,
2011
4

Truck driver, Ed Webb learned first-hand how states are increasing their attention to the testing of sleep apnea. After being woken up by an Indiana state trooper when he heard snoring coming from the truck, he found himself being audited … Continue reading

Cabotage Laws Allow Mexican Trucks Full U.S. Travel

May
19,
2011
1

Many in the trucking industry continue to state that according to the cabotage laws, that trucks from Mexico will only be able to deliver their freight from Mexico to the assigned U.S. destination and can only pick up another load … Continue reading

Problem Trucking Students Fall Prey to CDL School Greed

Apr
8,
2011
32

By: Allen Smith Many CDL truck driving schools continue to lure prospective students into class through the promises of big money and guaranteed employment.  The fact is, many trucking companies are hiring new CDL school graduates and getting those unemployed … Continue reading

Mexican Trucks Controversy

Mar
18,
2011
1

It seems that trucking cannot go for any extended length of time without some kind of battle, debate or controversy in the wind.  The new hours of service proposal that was released in December of 2010 has caused many heated … Continue reading

The Disappearing American Trucker

Mar
11,
2011
5

I received the following email from a driver who will remain anonymous, providing his insight into the future of the U. S. trucking industry, based on his years of experience: “I stumbled upon your website after reading the article about … Continue reading

Commercializing Rest Areas for Safer Truck Parking

Jan
27,
2011
5

By Andy Warcaba Safety, Comfort and Convenience – Future of Interstate Rest Areas There is a national funding crisis in our Nation that is making it extremely difficult for state transportation professionals to meet the maintenance and safety needs of … Continue reading

Regulating Truck Drivers Through Speed Limiters

Jan
12,
2011
7

Truck drivers are reaching the boiling point when it comes to more government regulations overseeing their profession.  As 2011 becomes known as the “Year of Safety,” drivers see it as a year of complicated bureaucracy making what is already a … Continue reading

Discussing the FMCSA Hours of Service Proposal

Jan
5,
2011
5

After a long Holiday break, Truth About Trucking “LIVE” returned with a special broadcast on the FMCSA proposal to change the hours of service rule for truck drivers. Richard Wilson, regulatory manager for Trans Products & Tran Services, a Motor … Continue reading

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