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Who are These People and Why are They Telling Me What To Do? by Ellen Voie
When you enter any industry you will be overwhelmed by numerous acronyms; and the trucking industry is no different. In addition to MPG, EOBR, GOAL and others, your carrier will add to the list of letters that will become significant … Continue reading
Posted in Women in trucking Tagged agency, Federal, Federal Highway Administration, federal motor carrier, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, FMCSA, highway, highway traffic safety, interstate commerce act, interstate commerce act of 1887, interstate commerce commission, Modernization Act, motor, motor carrier safety, motor carrier safety administration, national highway traffic, national highway traffic safety, national highway traffic safety administration, national highway traffic safety administration nhtsa, Ray LaHood, safety, traffic safety administration, trucking industry, united states department, United States Department of Transportation Leave a comment
Technology Can’t Detect a Tired Trucker
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) responded to the announcement by U.S. Senators Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) about a mandate for EOBRs. They plan to introduce a bill to mandate electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) for interstate commercial … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry Tagged burdensome regulation, Business Competition, Duty Time, federal motor carrier, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, highway, human interaction, Independent Drivers Association, lamar alexander, loading, mandate, Mark Pryor, Monitor Drivers, motor carrier safety, motor carrier safety administration, motor carriers, ooida, record keepers, rest periods, safety, Senator Pryor, status, Todd Spencer, trucking companies, Vehicle Operators 1 Comment
Which one is ‘Distorting Facts’ – Obama or Ray LaHood?
I hate to keep beating on a dead-horse, but US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood or Obama is guilty of falsifying the facts. It more than likely is both but that is another article. This is just another one of … Continue reading
Posted in conservative trucking Tagged access, Airports, bridge inspections, China Trains, countries in europe, dead horse, Federal Highway Administration, high speed rail, highway, HSR, infrastructure, Internet Access, maintenance, Obama, Oversight, press release, railways, Ray LaHood, roads and bridges, Secretary of Transportation, state of the union, Today, union, union speech, Utmost Importance 1 Comment
NTSB Chairman Hersman to Speak at Second Annual ‘Salute to Women Behind the Wheel’
Presentation by Key U.S. Highway Safety Official Expected to Draw Industry’s Largest Gathering of Women Drivers at Mid-America Truck Show in Louisville, April 2, 2011. Deborah A.P. Hersman, Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), will honor America’s professional … Continue reading
Posted in Women in trucking Tagged commercial drivers, distinctive event, Driving Across The Country, First Woman, highway, highway safety, Independent Federal Agency, industry officials, mid america truck, mid america truck show, modes of transportation, national transportation safety, national transportation safety board, ntsb, ntsb chairman, Obama, Professional Accomplishments, Professional Women, safety official, Safety Recommendations, salute, Show, transportation accidents, transportation safety board, Women Leave a comment
How to cure ‘Fatigued Driving’
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), have all been trying to find the cure for fatigued driving. Sadly though, they are all looking … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry Tagged Advocate Groups, driver fatigue, Driving, federal motor carrier, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, FMCSA, highway, highway traffic safety, motor, motor carrier safety, motor carrier safety administration, national highway traffic, national highway traffic safety, national highway traffic safety administration, national highway traffic safety administration nhtsa, national transportation safety, national transportation safety board, safety, safety advocate, Tractor trailer accidents, traffic safety administration, transportation safety board, truck, trucking industry, united states department 1 Comment
More of the same from Department of Transportation in 2011
With 2010 being labeled as the year to forget, because of the most idiotic rules and regulations that have ever been forced upon trucking in general. I thought with a new year – 2011 – things would change a little, … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry Tagged cmv drivers, crashes, Department of Transportation, different companies, FMCSA, Good Intentions, highway, hldi, HUGE, iihs, insurance institute for highway safety, misleading report, misses, professional drivers, professional truck drivers, public opinion polls, Ray LaHood, safety, Secretary, Secretary of Transportation, total, transportation infrastructure, transportation institute, Virginia Tech, vtti Leave a comment
Speed Limiters are Unproven and Unsafe – ‘Big Trucking’ Disagrees
An announcement to consider speed limiting heavy trucks to 68 mph has small business truckers wondering why this unproven science is moving forward while minimum training standards for drivers are still not on the books. The National Highway Traffic Safety … Continue reading
Posted in Truck Driver Industry, trucking news Tagged federal motor carrier, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, heavy trucks, highway, highway traffic safety, Independent Drivers Association, isn, michigan transportation research, motor carrier safety, motor carrier safety administration, mph, national highway traffic, national highway traffic safety, national highway traffic safety administration, ooida, Pay Structure, Permiss, safety benefits, speed, speed limiters, Todd Spencer, traffic safety administration, transportation research institute, truck, truck crash 2 Comments
‘Misleading’ Distracted Driving Study – DOT Not Happy
When the DOT suggested banning the use of hand held devices for sending and receiving of text messages and or email by commercial truck and bus drivers – they did so without a good study in my opinion. They caught … Continue reading
Posted in trucking news Tagged bus drivers, cmv drivers, deadly epidemic, Driving, driving laws, enforcement, flack, highway, highway loss data institute, hldi, lack, misleading report, perfect world, Ray LaHood, Reputable Research, texting, tractor trailer, Traffic Safety, transportation institute, Transportation Secretary, truck, truck crashes, Truck Drivers, trucking fleets, Virginia Tech 1 Comment
Some States Want Heavier Truck Weight Limits
In 1956 Congress legislated maximum axle weight, gross vehicle weight, and width limits for trucks operating on Interstate highways. Congress adopted the weight limits recommended in 1946 by the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO), now the American Association … Continue reading
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