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New Trucking Hours of Service Rule Take Effect July 1, 2013

Dec
23,
2011
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The FMCSA issued their final ruling for the new hours of service rules which largely will take effect on July 1, 2013.  There are some provisions, such as changes in the definitions of egregious violations and on-duty time, which will take … Continue reading

Truckers’ Presence Being Felt by FMCSA

Dec
8,
2011
1

  Fred Schaffner EOBR Comments to MCSAC subcommittee 12-5-11 Click to listen to these powerful Comments On Monday December 5, 2011 Fred Schaffner addressed the FMCSA advisory commitee, MCSAC, regarding EOBRS. Fred has been a friend, colleague, and driver advocate, … Continue reading

FMCSA Truck Crash Fatality Statistics Lack Serious Data

Dec
4,
2011
12

Anne Ferro, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, released information during her testimony on the pending truck driver hours of service (HOS) reforms before a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011. As part … Continue reading

Truck Driver Convention Sparks Drivers to Attend FMCSA-MCSAC Meetings Dec 5-8th

Dec
1,
2011
1

A major goal of the 2011 Truck Driver Convention this past October, was to allow voices to be heard in order to create public awareness regarding the concerns of the professional truck driver. Another goal was to inform those within … Continue reading

Breaking Truckers’ Resistance

Sep
14,
2011
6

In what was called the “Good Old Days”, truckers were known for their strong-willed, tough-as-nails persona, never to back down from a regulatory fight. Running the road was their way of life, just give them the load, step back and … Continue reading

Paying the Cost for Long Term Truck Parking

Sep
13,
2011
3

By: Andy Warcaba The steady growth in truck traffic nationwide has increased the demand for parking along the Nation’s Interstate Highways. There is a major controversy on a national level as to whether there is sufficient parking available for truckers. … Continue reading

Top 25 CSA Violations by Drivers and Carriers

Aug
30,
2011
1

By:  Rickey Gooch of Justice for Truckers Top 25 CSA violations by truck drivers and motor carriers 1. Driver’s record of duty status not current 2. Inoperative required lamps. A direct cause of being stopped and inspected 3. Log violation … Continue reading

Truck Driver PSP Becoming Second DAC Report

Aug
23,
2011
13

In years past, trucking companies pushed drivers to run over the HOS rules and many other violations, showing complete disregard for their safety and health. Now, with the recent implementation of the CSA, this practice is coming back to bite … Continue reading

Motor Carrier Safety Department is in Name Only

Aug
10,
2011
0

Through out the U. S. trucking industry, safety is the word that continues to draw attention as the top priority for motor carriers.  The FMCSA is responsible for establishing the safety guidelines that all trucking companies must follow. Due to … Continue reading

U.S. Trucking Industry Gears Up for Incoming Mexican Trucks

Aug
4,
2011
3

Under the new trade agreement between the United States and Mexico, Mexican trucks and drivers could begin hauling freight through out the lower 48 states as early as this month or by September.  The agreement, basically signed in secrecy between … Continue reading

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