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Please help one of our own

We learned this sad news from our friends at United Truck Driving School. Please help if you can. On Thursday, August 21st at 10 pm, United Truck Driving School lost a much loved member of this staff.  Ron Urieff, who … Continue reading

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Topical Tuesday: Stop!

Topical Tuesday: Stop! Topical Tuesday: thoughts on trucking-related subjects by contributing writers. More than 15 million violations by motorists in 180 days By David A. Kolman It is well understood that when driving next to or behind a school bus, … Continue reading

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Distracted driving

In case you missed the announcement, on October 8, 2013,  the City of Corpus Christi banned the used of  handheld cell phones while driving. Hands-free devices, such as a Bluetooth, are permitted. Drivers can still use a cell phone to make calls … Continue reading

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Cell phone ban update

The Federal Motor Ccarrier Safety Administration and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration are amending the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to restrict the use of hand-held mobile telephones by drivers of commercial … Continue reading

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Put down that phone!

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced a final rule specifically prohibiting interstate truck and bus drivers from using hand-held cell phones while operating their vehicles. The joint rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Pipeline and … Continue reading

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Drive safely

Need an extra reason to drive safely? Enforcement across North America will come down hard on those caught driving aggressively during Operation Safe Driver, October 16-22, 2011. The campaign, organized by Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), in partnership with the … Continue reading

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New final rule

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is prohibiting texting on electronic devices by drivers during the operation of a motor vehicle containing a quantity of hazardous materials requiring placarding or any quantity of a select agent or toxin … Continue reading

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Regulatory update

There have been a couple of developments of note in the regulatory arena. Today, the federal rule regarding texting while operating a commercial motor vehicle is final and effective. This affects several Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. See http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-23861.htm for the details. … Continue reading

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Distracted driving

Both the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materilas Safety Administration have posted new rules on texting while driving, and while driving while hauling hazardous materials. Docket No. FMCSA-2009-0370 is a finl rulin and affects CFR Parts … Continue reading

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Distracted driving

A study by University of Utah psychologists found that very few people can drive well while talking on a cell phone, even if they’re using a hands-free device. Jason Watson and David Strayer studied 200 people on a driving simulator.  … Continue reading

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