Author Archives: Devorah

Blown away

We were quite literally blown away by Hurricane Harvey. We are still in recovery mode, still trying to get our office back to normal operations. However, be assured that if you need books, we can get them to you promptly … Continue reading

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Down but not out

Mike Byrnes and Assoc. and Bumper to Bumper books were driven from our offices and homes by Hurricane Harvey. Mandatory evacuation scattered our staff across Texas. As of this writing we still can’t return to the office and some of … Continue reading

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ELD Mandate Compliance

Guest post courtesy of  Track Your Truck. If you’re a CDL driver, you should have Dec. 18, 2017 circled on your calendar. That’s the day on which commercial drivers must be in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s … Continue reading

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Regulatory actions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has recently taken a couple of actions of interest. First,FMCSA proposes to amend its rulemaking procedures by revising the process for preparing and adopting rules, petitions, and direct final rules. Also, the Agency adds … Continue reading

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CDL guidance for states

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued Regulatory Guidance Concerning the Issuance of Commercial Learner’s Permits. FMCSA announced today regulatory guidance clarifying that State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) may agree to facilitate the commercial learner’s permit (CLP) application process and to administer the … Continue reading

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More regulatory proposals

FMCSA proposes to amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to allow States to issue a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) with an expiration date of up to one year from the date of initial issuance. CLPs issued for shorter periods may be … Continue reading

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Finally, a Final rule

Entry Level Driver Training After several delays, FMCSA has finally published the Final rule on Entry Level Driver Training. All training providers and jurisdictions must comply with the rule prior to February 7, 2020. This is a major accomplishment since leaders … Continue reading

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Trucking Tips For Novice Drivers

Trucking Tips For Novice Drivers Guest post by Larry Labelle As an inexperienced truck driver, you are probably still learning a lot about the industry. In addition to all the necessary rules of the road, there’s a lot you need to … Continue reading

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Vote for “Detour”

Have you enjoyed meeting Archie Harlanson, trucking’s newest hero, in Detour, A Big Rig Thriller? This novel tells the tale of a truck driver who starts out planning to meet his girlfriend’s parents and stumbles upon a plot to harm the … Continue reading

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APUs and weight limits

APUs and Weight Limits a guest post by Robert Hall APUs (Auxiliary Power Units) are used by many truck drivers to help limit fuel use since they reduce the need for trucks to run their engines on idle while parked. … Continue reading

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