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October 2016 Rulemaking Recap

By |October 21st, 2016|

When it comes to new and proposed federal rules and regs, it’s a busy time for the industry. Several statutes – including one that could potentially alter the standards for identifying sleep apnea in truckers, and another that would fundamentally change how a carrier is deemed [...]

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The OOIDA Lawsuit: In Brief

By |October 19th, 2016|

The final rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) throughout the trucking industry by December 2017 has been a hotly debated one, with both supporters and detractors taking firm stances on the issue. In March, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) filed suit against [...]

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Safe Driver Week 2016 – In Progress!

By |October 17th, 2016|

Operation Safe Driver Week began October 16th and continues through October 22nd. During this time (and at all times) motor carriers must be able to demonstrate that they take all possible measures to ensure their drivers are operating safely within the laws of each jurisdiction they [...]

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Growing Your Business Your Way

By |October 12th, 2016|

OCTOBER 12, 2016 - As a motor carrier, you work hard to build a thriving business. There are numerous factors you have to juggle to keep yourself up and running – including maintaining your trucks, ensuring that you’re compliant with changing state and federal regulations, keeping [...]

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Preparing for New Engine Oil Specs

By |October 4th, 2016|

OCTOBER 4, 2016 - For the first time in a decade, the industry is looking at new diesel engine oil standards. With a goal to increase engine performance, provide better protection for engines, and meet new government regulations, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has approved the [...]

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ELD Self-Certification: What You Need to Know

By |October 3rd, 2016|

OCTOBER 3, 2016 - If you’re a carrier or driver, you’re no doubt keeping an eye on the Dec. 18, 2017 deadline with a bit of anxiety and lots of questions. Many concerns have also been raised about the ELD self-certification process. The current list of [...]

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FMCSA Catches Up with Technology

By |September 28th, 2016|

SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 - The rule to keep truck windshields clear of obstructions is both longstanding and outdated – considering it was last amended before modern technologies such as warning sensors, event recorders, dash cams and the like even existed. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [...]

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Drug Tests: DOT Processes and Procedures

By |September 27th, 2016|

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 - On Monday John Smith interviews for a CDL position at ABC Delivery. He is perfect for the job and is sent to the local clinic to take a pre-employment drug test. The hiring manager is anxious to get the result so he [...]