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Musical Chairs Ending at FMCSA [Commentary]

Musical Chairs Ending at FMCSA [Commentary]

For those keeping score, Meera Joshi is the third acting chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration since President Trump’s appointee Ray Martinez stepped down two years ago.

November 22, 2021

How Trucking Fleets Can Escape the Insurance Squeeze
A Failed Drug Test Doesn't Have to be the End of the Road for Truck Drivers
Driver-Training Rule Rolling Out, Wrinkles or Not
NTSB's 'Most Wanted' Highlights Distracted and Impaired Driving, Truck Speed Limiters
Q&A: ZF on How Advanced Technologies Can Improve Trucking Efficiency and Safety
ELD Lessons Learned

ELD Lessons Learned

Two compliance experts weigh in on key enforcement issues for electronic logs.

November 16, 2018

Q&A: Lane Kidd Explains the Aims of the Trucking Alliance

We spoke at length with Lane Kidd, managing director of the Washington, D.C.-based Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (a.k.a. the Trucking Alliance) about which issues the carrier-driven and safety-focused lobbying group is most engaged with this year.

May 25, 2018

FMCSA Chief: Agency ‘Open to Ideas’ on Improving Safety

FMCSA Chief: Agency ‘Open to Ideas’ on Improving Safety

Federal Motor Carrier Safety administrator Raymond Martinez spoke at the TCA annual convention saying right off the bat that the FMCSA does not have a monopoly on safety and explained that the agency he’s helmed for just shy of a month “needs to remain open to ideas other may have” on how to improve highway safety.

March 26, 2018

ELD Mandate: Don’t Rest Easy If You’re Grandfathered with AOBRDs
Electronic Log Data May Help Drive Hours-of-Service Reform
The Upside of the Anti-Coercion Rule for Fleets

The Upside of the Anti-Coercion Rule for Fleets

Given the headlong – and continuing – rush to comply with the electronic logging mandate that began kicking in last month, few carriers may be up to speed on the anti-coercion rule. However, fleets will want to be conversant with this rule because it can legally help drivers maximize their available driving hours.

December 22, 2017

Why Insurance Costs are Sky-High

Why Insurance Costs are Sky-High

A perfect storm of business conditions has whipped up insurance costs, but applying technology and managing people can help calm the tempest.

October 19, 2017

The Clock is Ticking on ELD Compliance
Six Steps to Thwart Cargo Theft

Six Steps to Thwart Cargo Theft

“Cargo theft hasn’t necessarily gotten worse lately, but there is more sophistication on the criminal side than 20 years ago when it was strictly a crime of opportunity,” says Eric Fuller, CEO of U.S. Xpress. But there is much motor carriers can do to help protect customers’ goods and their own assets and employees from heists.

May 13, 2017

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