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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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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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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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FMCSA Update

With three months left in 2015, FMCSA Acting Administrator T.F. Scott Darling, III shared this update on the agency’s top five priority initiatives for the year: “Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) FMCSA is in the final stages of publishing a Proposed Rule … Continue reading

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Should FMCSA remove CSA scores from public view?

House bill would force FMCSA to remove CSA scores from public view, at least temporarily | Overdrive – Owner Operators Trucking Magazine. What do you think? Is this is a good idea?

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Bumper to Bumper: The Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer Operations: Mike Byrnes and Associates.: 9780962168765: Amazon.com: Books

Have you got this book in your cab? Not only thorough and helpful but enjoyable to read. And, ranked #10 on amazon.com. Bumper to Bumper: The Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer Operations: Mike Byrnes and Associates.: 9780962168765: Amazon.com: Books. Don’t have … Continue reading

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Make a difference

Want to make your experience with the 34-restart regulations known and have them count? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced that it is recruiting truck drivers and carriers for its Driver Restart Study. This study will measure and … Continue reading

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Stocking stuffers

Right about now most people are getting out last minute Christmas cards and polishing off their gift giving lists. But truckers keep on trucking and those of us in the transport industry know that we’ll be out there making deliveries … Continue reading

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Less paperwork

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a time-saver today in their Daily Digest Bulletin. The new No-Defect DVIR Rule means that truck drivers whose pre-trip and post-trip inspections turn up no equipment issues or safety concerns no longer need … Continue reading

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