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Aug 29, 2016

Telling trucking’s tales via video

Seeing is believing, as the old saying goes; often as a way to open up human eyes to the possibilities presented by a particular situation....More
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
Aug 29, 2016

The case for speed limiters: More political than technical?

Is the Dept. of Transportation “cherry picking” research to support the rulemaking to require speed limiters in heavy-duty commercial vehicles? At least one source—a study that is cited often as providing evidence to support the rule—raises a number of concerns the DOT glosses over, or ignores altogether, including speed differentials,....More
Jul 29, 2016

Russian efficiency

Russian efficiency. No, I’m not talking about the ability to read emails, although it looks like they may be quite good at that. I’m talking something more fundamental to society – quality roads....More

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