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Jan 29, 2015

Shippers take SmartWay seriously

I’ve heard more than a bit of grumbling about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program from time to time, often from truck owners who question whether there’s truly a direct connection between the program’s voluntary standards and monetary savings supposedly gained from fuel efficiency....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 game

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
Jan 21, 2015

Obama offers same song, same verse on highway funding

Let’s get the bad news up front: President Obama did not mention ‘trucks’ or ‘trucking’ one time in the State of the Union speech Tuesday night, despite a lot of attention to the growing economy. Or maybe that’s good news – from an administration that’s not shy about regulation....More
Dec 19, 2014

An entertaining option to truck driver retention

As more carriers seek solutions to solve the driver shortage crisis, which is now pegged at about 30,000, a new alternative is popping up....More

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