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Trucking Industry Gears Up for Roadcheck 2013

Every industry has at least one red-circle date on the yearly calendar. In the commercial trucking world, the weekend that plays host to Roadcheck safety inspections has achieved that status. Since 1988, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, in partnership with … Continue reading

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FMCSA Continues Grappling with Entry-Level Truck Driver Training Rules

When you consider all that has happened in this country in the past two decades, it’s somewhat remarkable to then think about one thing that hasn’t happened. We’re still trying to establish entry-level truck driver training requirements. The Federal Motor … Continue reading

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FMCSA Launches New Pre-Employment Screening Program

At a time when reports indicate there will be a growing need for more truck drivers over the next decade, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced some welcome news. Carriers and trucking companies, charged with having to hire more … Continue reading

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FMCSA Strips Trucking Safety Violators of 10-Day Appeal Extension

If 45 days isn’t enough to show compliance, why allow 10 more? That question has baffled trucking industry watchers for more than two decades, but it was made moot by one stroke of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration pen … Continue reading

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NHTSA Pushing Truck Stability Control Proposal

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is nearing completion of a proposal that would require heavy-duty tractors to be outfitted with a stability control system. The proposal could ultimately lead to a mandate, which will no doubt spark another debate … Continue reading

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FMCSA Toughens Rules on Sanctioned Carriers, Brokers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently toughened its stance on carriers who know their way around the rules, as well as on those with deep enough pockets that paying fines for repeated offenses isn’t enough to make them change … Continue reading

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California Trucking Group Opposes State Law Mandating Breaks

A representative for the California Trucking Association responded with concern to a court ruling that will require trucking companies in the state to give truck drivers a 30-minute meal period within the first five hours of driving. Michael Shaw, CTA … Continue reading

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TIA Pushes to Reduce Broker Liability in Trucking Accident Cases

In the wake of our recent courtroom win, when an Oregon jury awarded our client a $5.2 million verdict after finding a trucking broker negligent for wrongful hiring, the Transportation Intermediaries Association has launched a campaign to reduce broker liability … Continue reading

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U.S. DOT Urges Truckers to get Adequate Rest Between Shifts

When the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued new rules late last year, limiting the number of hours that truck drivers can be behind the wheel in any given week, we applauded the decision. Reducing the … Continue reading

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Congress Considers Raising Highway Weight Limit on Trucks

Weighing the benefits of larger-load efficiencies¬†against concerns about increased damage to highways, Congress is considering increasing the weight limit of highway-safe trucks by some 17,000 pounds. The Safe and Efficient Transportation Act would increase the maximum weight for commercial trucks … Continue reading

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