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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
Apr 24, 2017

Speed limiters, elephant races, and professional drivers

Despite the Trump administration’s putting the brakes on federal rulemaking, OOIDA is ramping up its own regulatory push back: The small business trucking group has created a video demonstrating the dangers of speed-limited trucks. But are speed limiters really the issue? A veteran professional driver doesn’t think so. Better driver....More

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