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Trucking Lost Faith in Anne Ferro -- But Replacement Could Be Worse

Almost from the day she took office, FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro became a lightning rod for all the ill will on both sides of trucking's fence.

July 29, 2014

Trucker-turned-editor Jim Park gives his perspective of Anne Ferro's tenure as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration -- and some chilling thoughts about her potential replacement -- in his "On the Road" blog.

Tags: FMCSA, CSA, Anne Ferro

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

New HOS Rules for Pilots Humanize the Job and Make Flying Safer Too

(Flight Simulator X screen grab by Jim Park)

January 10, 2014

Nobody likes being told when to go to sleep and when to wake up, especially when you're not naturally inclined to do one or the other. HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park lived with trucking's hours of service rules for 20 years, and in this On the Road blog post, he compares trucking HOS with a new set of hours of service rules for pilots.

Tags: FMCSA, Hours of Service, FAA

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Mandatory Entry-Level Driver Training: Is There a Better Way?

Your scribe, Jim Park, at about 5 years into a 20-year driving career -- circa 1983-ish.

April 5, 2013

In his "On the Road" blog, Equipment Editor and former driver and owner-operator Jim Park wonders if three months of mandatory entry-level training would have made him a better driver.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Training, CDL

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Friday, April 5, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(3)

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