March 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Deborah Lockridge
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Safety, Compliance and Accountability enforcement program is one of the major legal and regulatory issues facing trucking companies, but it’s not the only one, as a veritable alphabet soup’s worth of agencies target the industry.
Tags: FMCSA, OSHA, CSA, HOS, EEOC, SAFESTAT
By Oliver Patton
Transportation committees on Capitol Hill are starting to write the policy provisions to reauthorize the highway program that expires this fall, but the finance committees have yet to move on the key issue of funding.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, HOS, Highway Funding, OOIDA, MCSAC, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
December 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
As the year drew to a close, we looked back on the last 12 months, identifying the high points and low points, our challenges and triumphs, and hopefully, what we learned.
Tags: FMCSA, CSA, HOS, Healthcare Costs
By Rolf Lockwood, Executive Contributing
I hate rules, but there’s one I like, namely the ban on cell-phone use while driving. It’s a long way from universal state to state, but New York has just gotten very tough indeed on truck-driver use of cellular tools, and that’s fine by me.
Tags: Cell Phone Use, HOS, Safety
August 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Early experience with the hours-of-service changes bear out expectations that 24-7 truckload carriers will come under pressure to add personnel, change service levels or both.
Tags: DOT, FMCSA, HOS, Hours of Service
July 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Jim Beach
An acronym transition and other things you should know about the pending rule mandating electronic logging devices.
Tags: Information Technology, HOS, EOBRs, ELDs, Hours of Service, Drivers
June 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Jim Park
With just days to go before the scheduled implementation of the new and more restrictive hours of service rules, fleets and drivers need to be asking if their electronic onboard recording devices are ready for the change.
Tags: FMCSA, HOS, EOBR, Hours of Service
By Louis McAnally, VP Operations, PeopleNet
Fleet managers understand that reducing cost-per-mile (CPM) by a single penny means huge savings, considering the number of miles a fleet drives each year. Here's how technology can help.
Tags: Drivers, Safety, MPG, Information Technology, PeopleNet, HOS, Fuel and Oil, EOBRs
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