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Oct 03, 2014

Fifty shades of FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) draws criticism from someone for everything it does. That’s natural, and FMCSA is hardly the only federal agency to suffer this fate. FMCSA often deserves the complaints it gets, but what you might think of as FMCSA really isn’t a single agency but rather more of a....More
Dec 22, 2014

It’s your skin in this game1

Ever since the Watergate scandal inexplicably captivated my teenaged self, my favorite sport to follow— even to the point of dabbling in it— has been electoral politics. As with any rabid fan, I got pulled in more and more until I was persuaded a few years back to run for a seat on my town council. I was elected to serve a....More
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 administration at this point? Who knows? Well, some people think they know, at least a little....More
Jun 23, 2017

ELDs: What is there to fear?

We are now less six months from the official start of the electronic-logging era. The rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been years in the making, including a redo following a successful court challenge earlier in the decade. While that temporarily halted the rule, it did not slow innovation. After years of....More

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