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Billboards, distraction and tax revenues
Billboards, distraction and tax revenues

January 6, 2013
You don't need a PhD to recognize that bright flashing lights and changing images will grab drivers' attention. They are supposed to. But since drivers...

Red light. Green light. Whoops, red light!
Red light. Green light. Whoops, red light!

September 26, 2012
Anyone who has ever thumped his or her steering wheel in frustration at a green light turning red for no apparent reason just as you approach an...

One-third of American workers are sleep-deprived
One-third of American workers are sleep-deprived

June 14, 2012
Americans, it seems, are chronically sleep deprived. Perhaps not dramatically so, but we're sleepy enough to make the radar screen at the National Institute...

What this country needs is a good $300 electronic log
What this country needs is a good $300 electronic log

May 21, 2012
As the House and Senate try to come to agreement on a highway bill that could include a requirement to mandate electronic onboard recorders, I want to say,...

In the wink of an eye
In the wink of an eye

May 2, 2012
The after-effects of a serious crash can last years, or even a lifetime. The impact is entirely disproportionate to the time it takes for a crash scenario...

Cheap insurance, really cheap insurance
Cheap insurance, really cheap insurance

April 3, 2012
A set of visual brake stroke indicators costs no more than a few bucks per wheel-end, and can save hundreds by preventing just one out-of-service situation....

We still haven't come to terms with brake adjustment
We still haven't come to terms with brake adjustment

September 11, 2011
Today is the beginning of Brake Safety Week in North America. CVSA inspectors will be doing a lot of brake stroke inspections this week, and also working...

Truck Crash Lawyers Repurpose Roadcheck Stats
Truck Crash Lawyers Repurpose Roadcheck Stats

August 9, 2011
The headline reads "Texas Trucking Accident Attorney Says Roadcheck 2011 Reveals Truck Driver Fatigue Problem." It doesn't say we have a regulatory...

What do we learn from Roadcheck?
What do we learn from Roadcheck?

July 22, 2011
With another Roadcheck event now some weeks behind us, a few questions linger about this annual ritual. What's Roadcheck all about, anyway? What do we learn...

Have an issue with cargo securement enforcement? It pays to participate
Have an issue with cargo securement enforcement? It pays to participate

May 26, 2011
Each year, the Cargo Securement Subcommittee of Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance hosts two sessions of the North American Cargo Securement Harmonization...

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