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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

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Trucker: ‘Let’s Get Rid of Pay Per Mile’

A southern Ontario trucker is starting an online quest to get rid of the pay-per-mile. Maybe, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), should … Continue reading

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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

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LaHood Reaffirms Distracted Driving Commitment – How much ‘fudging’ will be involved?

In an analysis of 7,000 crashes released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2010 concluded that 30% involved some type of distraction but found that of 14 sources of distraction in a car, texting while driving was … Continue reading

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Educating the Public – Tips for Driving around Tractor Trailers

I thought we would try to start 2011 off the right way. The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Association (FMCSA) along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) all seem to think that adding more … Continue reading

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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

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A Simple Fix For a Couple Of Trucking Problems

I saw a post earlier today on LandLine Now’s blog. It was titled “a solution to idling laws” and it was from a driver that said a simple solution was to make the truck makers add apu’s when they build … Continue reading

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NHTSA reports Traffic Fatalities down in 2009

Today the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released their report on traffic fatalities for 2009. The report indicates that fatalities are still on a downward trend. This is good news obviously, but still it is too many according to … Continue reading

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