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10/15/2018
Four members of a U.S. House Committee have asked the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Inspector General to investigate the agency’s use of a study that claimed glider kit trucks do not produce harmful emissions at levels greater than trucks with new engines. Read More

10/15/2018
One of my favorite parts of my job is test driving trucks. Who wouldn’t enjoy a little time on the open road?

I’ve had a commercial license for nearly three years and climbing up in a tractor never gets old. Read More

10/9/2018
One of my favorite parts of my job is test driving trucks. Who wouldn’t enjoy a little time on the open road?

I’ve had a commercial license for nearly three years and climbing up in a tractor never gets old.
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9/28/2018
A legislative package unveiled by Congress on Sunday to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration does not include a measure that would block states from requiring carriers to provide drivers with paid meal breaks and regular rest breaks. Lawmakers had eyed the must-pass FAA reauthorization bill as an avenue to enact the provision, colloquially known as the Denham Amendment. Read More

9/27/2018
All states will soon permanently have the option to waive the commercial learner’s permit knowledge test for certain military personnel looking to transition into the trucking industry following their military service. Read More

9/27/2018
Market conditions for shippers remained negative in July, according to FTR’s monthly Shippers Conditions Index, with tight capacity and soaring rates hampering the sector over the past year. However, says FTR, the index could moderate slightly over the next year. However, the outlook for shippers remains bleak, says Todd Tranausky, vice president of rail and intermodal at FTR. Read More

9/7/2018
One company is moving in the direction of urban parking in areas such as Detroit where basic parking lots have been transformed into safe truck parking. Read More

9/5/2018

The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday it will investigate questions surrounding a 2017 study used to justify regulations that cap annual production of glider kit trucks. The move is a response to a non-binding request from a group of lawmakers in the U.S. House.

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9/3/2018
In ’93 when I started out, the industry had already made the change to the current CDL, though many rumors were flying around about it being changed to a federal license instead of a state license. Like most regulatory/legal topics, it was hotly debated among drivers. In fact, in researching this I consulted a friend I’ve debated the topic with in the past. Read More

7/13/2018
Proposed revisions to the U.S. DOT’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability carrier scoring program — and to how the DOT uses those scores to target carriers deemed at risk for crashes — are being withdrawn, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Friday in a formal notice. The changes, proposed in July 2015 by FMCSA, sought to better align CSA’s Safety Measurement System BASIC scores with carriers’ risk of being involved in a crash. Read More

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