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Appeals Court Tosses Out EOBR’s

On August 26, 2011, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decided against the Federal Motor Carrier Association’s (FMCSA) Final Rule No. 2004-18940, better known as the Electronic On Board Recorder (EOBR) rule set to take effect June ... October 1st, 2011

How to Make Money By Driving A Truck

We are well into 2011, but the question remains the same: how am I going to make more money this year?  Not to mention we have new CSA safety regulations to mix into the “not so great” economy.  Reports of ... July 1st, 2011

Electronic On-Board Recorders

While Middle America was preparing for the massive snow storm that hit on February 1, 2011, FMCSA published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Electronic On-Board Recorders (EOBRs). This Proposed Rule is in addition to ... April 1st, 2011

Bringing Freight Into Focus

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Just when you think everyone at our nation’s capital has lost touch with our industry’s something happens that surprises you.  Just ... December 1st, 2010

Shoplifting

I was accused of shoplifting in the store at a truck stop.  Let me quote President Richard Nixon here; “I am not a crook”.  I did not shoplift but they called the cops and they called my company.  Now I ... April 1st, 2010

Who Has Your Back?

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I opened my email this morning and was bombarded with spam from lawyers wanting to sue truck drivers and truck companies involved in accidents.  I know this is nothing new, but these guys are getting very aggressive with their marketing ... February 1st, 2010