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Navigating A Natural Gas Shop Conversion
Navigating A Natural Gas Shop Conversion

January 26, 2015
If you’re planning to add natural gas trucks to your fleet, you will likely have to make some modifications to your shop. That exercise could go smoothly or...

Enforcement Hot Zones Affect National CSA Scores
Enforcement Hot Zones Affect National CSA Scores

October 7, 2014
Exposure to enforcement hot-spots can skew your CSA scores. There may not be much you can do to influence local enforcement priorities, but you can take...

Former FMCSA Head Supports Restart Amendment, Slams Critics for 'Political Opportunism'
Former FMCSA Head Supports Restart Amendment, Slams Critics for 'Political Opportunism'

June 23, 2014
Former FMCSA Administrator Annette Sandberg supports the trucking industry's push for a study on the impact of the current restart provision while rolling...

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....

Cargo Securement: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You Under CSA
Cargo Securement: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You Under CSA

February 13, 2012
You can hide a multitude of sins inside a van trailer, but with an open deck trailer, any indiscretions are out in the open for all to see -- including DOT...

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