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FMCSA set to increase fines for some safety reg violations | Overdrive – Owner Operators Trucking Magazine

FMCSA set to increase fines for some safety reg violations | Overdrive – Owner Operators Trucking Magazine.

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Old Man Winter

Just in time as colder weather arrives in parts of the country, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has finalized changes to federal safety regulations that will allow certain state-issued emergency declarations to supersede federal hours of service regulations. The … Continue reading

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Year-end develoments

We hope your Christmas was merry and bright. Meanwhile, here are some developments of which you should be aware. There will be a public listening session on January 13, 2014, to solicit ideas and information concerning sections 32101 and 32916 … Continue reading

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Topical Tuesday: Pounding the pavement

Topical Tuesday: Can changing pavement properties reduce vehicle fuel consumption?                                                                              Topical Tuesday: thoughts on trucking-related subjects by contributing writers. Can changing pavement properties reduce vehicle fuel consumption? By David A. Kolman You have to wonder where in the world researchers … Continue reading

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Trucking as a career

Is truck driving in the oilfield a good career move? Our guest post for the Eagle Ford Shale blog might help you to decide.

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A tip of the hat

It’s Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 15 to 21, 2013. We salute those who perform this essential and all too often thankless job with professionalism. Truck driving isn’t all that easy to do, much less to do it well. We feel privileged for … Continue reading

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Keeping time

New hours of service regulations are due to go into effect July 1, 2013. Meanwhile, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has issued a report that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has calculated incorrectly the yearly cost-benefit of the upcoming … Continue reading

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Scam alert

For some years now we’ve been alerting you to attempts to scam truck driving job applicants. We spread the word about one scam being perpetrated just to have another pop up. Scamming has gotten so serious that the U.S. Department … Continue reading

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Behind the wheel

Thinking about learning to drive a truck? Or teaching someone how? This should inspire you to stop thinking about it and start doing it: http://www.kristv.com/videoplayer/?video_id=30542&categories

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The driver shortage spreads

Demand for commercial motor vehicle drivers in the Eagle Ford Shale area has definitely created a truck driver shortage in South Texas. But according to a story on the Eagle Ford Shale blog that shortage is spreading across the country. Follow … Continue reading

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