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My Son Wants Me to Co-Sign His Loan

Q. My son and his new wife want me to co-sign a loan with him so he can buy a truck and become his own boss. My friends are giving me different ... May 1st, 2012

Are You Ready for Trucking 2012?

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CSA has had and is having a tremendous effect on carriers and drivers. In just the past 30 days I have had three carriers call my office out of the blue with just one request; HELP! These three ... November 1st, 2011

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

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

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


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


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