Author Archives: Devorah

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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And now for something completely new and different

Something brand new from Mike Byrnes and Associates, Inc.: a novel! Since 1988, we have helped to launch hundreds of thousands of truck driving careers. First there was Bumper to Bumper, The Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer Operations, then and now the premier … Continue reading

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Speed limiter proposed

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are proposing regulations that would require vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 11,793.4 kilograms (26,000 pounds) to be equipped with a speed limiting device … Continue reading

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Federal regulatory developments

A federal regulatory proposal and an amendment could effect you. As required by section 5404 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposes a pilot program to allow a limited number of individuals between … Continue reading

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Inspect that vehicle

You know you should inspect your vehicle before, during, and after a trip, and to conduct annual inspections. Not only is this required by law, it’s important for your safety and the safety of those with whom you share the … Continue reading

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Fasten your safety belt

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a correction to an error in its June 7, 2016, final rule “Driving of Commercial Motor Vehicles: Use of Seat Belts.” The amendatory language in the final rule inadvertently limited the applicability of the requirement … Continue reading

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Making it easier

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposes to make it easier for military personnel to launch civilian careers in the truck and bus industry. A Notice of Proposed Rule Making filed today seeks to simplify the process of getting a commercial learner’s … Continue reading

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Minimum training standards proposed

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposes new training standards for certain individuals: applying for their initial commercial driver’s license (CDL); an upgrade of their CDL (e.g., a Class B CDL … Continue reading

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