Jul 29, 2015

Where environmentalists and highway safety advocates collide

There’s been quite a bit of debate of late regarding the renewed push to make double trailer trucking rigs longer – stretching each trailer out to 33 ft. from the current 28 ft....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
Jul 20, 2015

I-10 washout a 'gentle reminder' for Congress

The I-10 bridge collapse in the Mojave Sunday afternoon isn’t really a prime example of the growing national problem with failing infrastructure, although some folks with a keen interest in abundant highway funding likely will be screaming this week that the sky is falling. And while some wild-haired prophet might wander out of the....More
Jul 08, 2015

Program drives new career option for military veterans

Many carriers have implemented programs to lure veterans into the trucking industry. Veterans have many of the key attributes that carriers look for: dedication, discipline, and most importantly, a willingness to get the job done and done right....More

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