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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

As Good As You Want to Be

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has embarked upon their Driver Image Campaign.  Their Image campaign is a concerted effort to improve the image of truck drivers to the general public and is supported by carriers and suppliers to the trucking ... September 1st, 2011

Perception is Believing

A new sheriff is in town and he wants to make you, the truck driver, look better to our politicians and the general public. Why in the world would the new sheriff want to take on the responsibility of ... August 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

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

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

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

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

Data Q’s For Drivers

So you noticed, or your employer told you, that your CSA 2010 BASIC’s score was too high and they were going to have to let you go.  You are speechless because you are a good driver and have not had ... November 1st, 2010