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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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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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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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