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Jun 09, 2017

Next FMCSA boss: The ‘short list’

In the first week of June 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Anne Ferro to lead the Motor Carrier Safety Administration. So where’s the Trump....More
May 30, 2017

Embracing Uber-style tech: What carriers need to understand

Trucking companies shouldn’t be afraid of Uber, or Uber-style technology, because the entire aim is make it easier for shippers and carriers to....More
May 08, 2017

Trump time: Trucking, construction interests challenge GHG regs

Even as truck makers and some of their biggest customers gathered to review—and praise—the latest and greatest in environmentally friendly....More
Apr 26, 2017

The budget fight: Fiddling while truck safety burns?

A looming government shutdown, a massive tax cut, a renewed effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Wall: The Trump Administration and Congress....More
Apr 24, 2017

Speed limiters, elephant races, and professional drivers1

Despite the Trump administration’s putting the brakes on federal rulemaking, OOIDA is ramping up its own regulatory push back: The small business....More
Apr 17, 2017

Chicken and egg, Tesla and trucks1

There’s only one thing standing between Elon Musk and Tesla Inc.'s plan to revolutionize transportation with electric vehicles: Electricity....More
Mar 21, 2017

Worst Trucker in the World: U.S. Government edition1

The Worst Trucker in the World is back, bigger and badder than ever—because the latest recipient of the dishonor is a fleet run by the U.S....More
Mar 09, 2017

'Encouraging sign': Navistar finds turnaround in new LT tractor, A26 engine

While Wall Street prognosticators found Navistar’s latest earnings report “disappointing,” for truck customers there are new products to be excited....More
Feb 23, 2017

CSA update: skeptic encouraged by reform efforts, anticipates return

Despite the Trump Administration’s proclaimed disdain for regulations, the highly touted, questionably effective, and Congressionally parked....More
Feb 21, 2017

A formula for fleet safety?

When it comes to truck safety, there is no single “golden solution” or “quick fix”—and the many studies, claims, and high horses about how fleets and....More
Feb 01, 2017

Must read: Court nominee’s lively dissent in trucking case

I am not a lawyer but I am a writer, and based on my quick read of a couple of his opinions, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is wonderful. I just....More
Jan 12, 2017

Twitter less kind to Chao than senators were

While Transportation Secretary-to-be Elaine Chao got a free pass from the Senate Commerce Committee in a confirmation hearing Wednesday, the....More
Nov 30, 2016

It's Chao time in the Twitterverse

President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Elaine Chao to be his Secretary of Transportation quickly became a trending topic on social media as....More
Oct 18, 2016

CBS report goes after older truckers1

Like most popular media reports, the CBS News story on trucking, “Big Rigs, Big Problems,” opens with the sad remembrance of a crash victim and then....More
Sep 12, 2016

Truck Driver Appreciation: Walking the walk

With National Truck Driver Appreciation Week kicking off Sunday—and with a notebook full of items to catch up on—I thought this would be a good time....More
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