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TXTing While Driving no LOLing matter

TXTing While Driving no LOLing matter

Virginia Tech Study shows texting while driving 23 times more dangerous than regular driving, 3 times more dangerous than drunk driving. The controversy over texting-while-driving has growing recently as “smart phones” get more popular and we send over 110 billion text messages a year in the US alone. Sure, texting gives truck drivers a quick…Read more

Upgraded Profile Pages for All Member

Upgraded Profile Pages for All Member

We’ve introduced a new look and new features for our members’ profile pages. The feedback area has been reorganized for all members and more detailed feedback is now shown on profiles for Service Providers. The layout of Service Provider profiles has been updated to highlight the Company Snapshot information and…Read more

Negative Consequences of Anti-Idling Legislation

Negative Consequences of Anti-Idling Legislation

Carbon emissions and their environmental consequences are increasingly becoming an area of concern. As a growing number of scientists currently support the notion that human action has significantly contributed to global warming, laws are being enacted to limit the toxins dispersed into the atmosphere. Although the intent of such legislation…Read more

Meet the New HOS, Same as the Old HOS

Meet the New HOS, Same as the Old HOS

FMCSA announced today, and will post in the federal register tomorrow, the new hours of service regulations that come about nearly a year and a half since a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that prompted the revisions.  The new regulations may face…Read more

Transportation News for Sept. 27 – Oct. 3

Transportation News for Sept. 27 – Oct. 3

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Challenges Trucking Industry to Approach Environmental Stewardship with Renewed Vigor Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., staunch environmental activist and law school professor, challenged members of the trucking industry today to make environmental stewardship among their top priorities at the 64th Annual Meeting of NationaLease, the largest full-…Read more

Disaster Relief Information For Transportation Service Providers

Disaster Relief Information For Transportation Service Providers

Natural disasters have a tendency to bring out the best in us as Americans and Hurricanes Ike and Gustav are no exception.  As the areas bordering the Gulf look for relief, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released their disaster relief information for transportation service providers.  These guidelines are…Read more

NTSB Proposed Health Guidelines

NTSB Proposed Health Guidelines

Driving a big rig can be dangerous; however, according to a recent congressional report health amongst drivers should be of far greater concern.  Approximately 563,000 commercial truckers are eligible for full disability, many being diagnosed with vision, hearing, and seizure disorders.  The lack of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)…Read more