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No Need for Speed? The Future of Speed Limiters

By |May 2nd, 2016|

Some say it will significantly increase safety on the country’s roads. Others believe it could do just the opposite – create more dangerous situations, rather than prevent them. Most assuredly a hot-button topic, the question of mandatory speed limiters – also known as “governors” – in [...]

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Recalled Volvo Truck Update

By |April 29th, 2016|

According to the CVSA, there are still approximately 830 recalled Volvo trucks that are unaccounted for - some of which could still be in operation. These trucks, which include certain 2016-2017 VNL, VNX and VNM models, were recalled by Volvo on March 10, 2016 due to a [...]

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The ABCs of ELDs

By |April 28th, 2016|

They’re coming – Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) are inevitable. And the time period to get into compliance is growing shorter by the day: Fleets now using paper logs have until December 2017, while those with automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) already installed are being given more [...]

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Are Your Tires Roadcheck Ready?

By |April 27th, 2016|

Simply put – and apologies in advance for the overused cliché, but – there’s a lot riding on your tires. From goods that can be measured in dollars, to invaluable assets such as safety, they’re just too important to take for granted. Emphasizing this point, the [...]

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April 2016 Rulemaking Recap

By |April 26th, 2016|

New requirements for entry-level drivers; an enhanced method to determine carrier fitness; a database for drivers who have tested positive for drugs or alcohol – all of these are in the works and on their way into the rule books. The Department of Transportation has released [...]

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34 Hour Restart Rule Reinstated

By |April 22nd, 2016|

After a technicality in last year’s Omnibus Funding Act almost killed the 34-hour restart rule, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has taken steps to reinstate it. Yesterday, the committee unanimously passed a bill that would make the rule effective pending the outcome of a DOT-study comparing [...]

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5 Tips for Eating on a Budget

By |April 19th, 2016|

When you’re on the move and on a budget, there are never enough ways to be conscientious about money. Saving a few dollars here and there can really add up and minimize your on-the-road expenses. Here are some tried-and-true tips from the pros. First and foremost: [...]

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The Pros and Cons of Driver-Facing Cameras

By |April 15th, 2016|

They’ve been called the latest in safety innovation, a cutting-edge monitoring method that ultimately saves lives, and an effective means to significantly reduce liability. And on the other end of the spectrum? They’re described as scarily intrusive, another way for companies to micromanage their drivers – [...]