NEWS

FMCSA’S AGGRESSIVE NEW APPROACH TO CARRIER COMPLIANCE

The U.S. DOT is honing the techniques it uses to perform on-site compliance reviews of trucking companies by expanding the number of interviews performed with carrier employees and checking carriers’ social media accounts.   In the past, when FMCSA came calling to do a full on-site compliance review at company…
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COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ROADSIDE REPAIR SCAM GOING ON IN FLORIDA

Commercial carriers beware: One of our member companies sent us this information in an email today:   I received a call from an officer called David I didn’t catch the last name…   The officer was saying that we had an accident with a JBHunt truck and that the repaired for…
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VOLVO’S SUPERTRUCK IS PART EVOLUTION, PART REVOLUTION

If you want to drive a $2 million vehicle, you’ve got about two options: Jay Leno’s 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Coupe with his 1986 Lamborghini Countach in-tow, or Volvo’s SuperTruck     I took the latter. Volvo debuted its SuperTruck at the Department of Energy in Washington D.C. late last year,…
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FMCSA CLARIFIES ELD MANDATE’S ‘GRANDFATHER’ CLAUSE

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration last week issued new guidance on the use of older logging devices that, while lacking compliance with the agency’s electronic logging device stipulations, afford carriers two extra years — until December 2019 — to fully comply with the ELD mandate.   The agency also…
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