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Will EOBRs result in driver harassment? Survey says...

Thursday, Jun 6 2013

An Information Collection Request (ICR) consisting of interviews and surveys submitted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) may help determine whether or not the use of Electronic Onboard Recorders (EOBRs) could establish a form of driver harassment when used by carriers or enforcement personnel. EOBRs are used to ... read more

OOIDA challenges FMCSA's DataQs again

Wednesday, May 29 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) driver records and DataQs appeals process is being challenged for the second time with another law suit filed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). The FMCSA’s DataQs system is a process that allows drivers to appeal any violations that they ... read more

Landair Transport attracting owner operators

Thursday, May 23 2013

Landair Transport says it is offering a top-of-the-industry experience for owner operators with its competitive pay package and the necessary extensive support owner operators need to assure a successful business.  The Greenville, Tenn.-based dry van carrier is a privately owned company operating mainly in the eastern half of the ... read more

Iowa DOT partners with Truckers Against Trafficking

Wednesday, May 15 2013

On May 8th, the Iowa Department of Transportation announced their recent partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) in the state's continuing efforts to prevent human trafficking.  The Iowa DOT's involvement stems from the initiative set forth by the state's Attorney General's office. The AG office began the Human Trafficking Enforcement ... read more

New Mexico inspection program receives top award

Wednesday, May 8 2013

New Mexico’s Smart Roadside program, a high-tech commercial vehicle screening system, has been recognized as one of the “Top 25 Innovations in Government” by the Ash Center at the Harvard Kennedy School. The electronic sensoring program identifies high-risk vehicles and targets them for inspection. The New Mexico Department of Public ... read more

C.R. England works through grief

Monday, May 6 2013

C.R. England has risen to success as one of America’s largest trucking companies in large part, because the company has been able to maintain their focus and strong leadership through highs and lows. These characteristics have served them well through the recent unexpected death of CEO Wayne Cederholm. ... read more

Arguments against cross-border program unpersuasive

Wednesday, May 1 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) U.S. – Mexico cross-border trucking program has been found not to be violating any federal statutes or regulations. That was the ruling of a U.S. appeals court concerning the seven separate arguments against the cross-border pilot program laid out by the ... read more

CRST Int'l opens state-of-the-art driver training facility

Friday, Apr 26 2013

April 22 marks the date of the grand opening celebration of CRST International’s new driver training and truck repair facility. The nearly 19-acre site is located in the Agua Industrial Park in Riverside, California. Replacing a much smaller operation in Fontana, Calif., and almost a year in the making, the $13 ... read more

American Red Cross looking for truck drivers

Friday, Apr 19 2013

Normally, we feature trucking companies that have recently been in the news for one reason or another. For this blog, however, we have departed from this practice to put the spotlight on the American Red Cross. Although not a trucking company, the Red Cross has made news over the last ... read more

FMCSA warns drivers of false recruiters

Tuesday, Apr 16 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) has issued a warning about fraudulent recruiters to CDL drivers seeking employment and to CDL training schools helping students find employment. Victims of the scam find themselves out $350, sent on a wild goose chase, and without a job. According to the FMCSA, the ... read more