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Consistently Inconsistent or The Joy of DataQ Challenges

By now, everyone knows that CSA is up and running and is not going away. Accordingly, all those things that happened eighteen months ago – and that you have tried to forget – are now showing up. That ... June 1st, 2011

Drivers Can Now Submit Comments To FMCSA Through TripPak Mobile

Drivers can now submit comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on the proposed Hours of Service (HOS) rules directly from their smart phone via TripPak MOBILE.  TripPak MOBILE is a free application that is available for download ... February 21st, 2011

Thoughts and Concerns for 2011

Recently, I was setting at a table with a couple of people in the trucking industry as they discussed what 2011 may hold in store. Of course, everyone had concerns, and some hope for trucking, but most of all, they ... February 1st, 2011

George Carlin & CSA Safety Management Cycle for Unsafe Driving

Funnyman and philosopher George Carlin once said that he could get rid of illegal drug trafficking in the United States in a month’s time. The solution, according to Mr. Carlin, was not to go after the users or the ... January 1st, 2011

TRUST- BUT VERIFY

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Customer service was the initial reason Central Refrigerated starting using electronic logs. With onboard computers and other technologies, the Salt Lake City-based company could notify customers automatically of load arrivals and departures – but a key component was missing. December 1st, 2010

Transition Into 2011 Truck Driving

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Want to drive a big truck? Do you have a brother, cousin or friend that is thinking of joining the men and women who travel the highways and byways of our great country? Truck driving is usually a ... September 1st, 2010

CVSA’s 2010 Roadcheck Results Show Strong Rate of Compliance

Results from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Roadcheck 2010 show that the commercial motor vehicle industry is hovering close to the record low out-of-service rates set during 2009. July 14th, 2010

FMCSA Rebukes ATA

Things are hot and getting hotter between The Honorable Anne Ferro, Administrator of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and David Osiecki, Sr. Vice President for Policy & Regulatory Affairs of the American Trucking Association (ATA). Here is the ... July 1st, 2010