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Month: November 2015

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Driver Coercion Law Published, Are You Compliant?

The Department of Transportation (DOT) published the new rule that prohibits companies from pressuring truck drivers to operate their vehicles illegally. The rule will go into effect January 30, 2016. This is a good rule. If we want truck drivers to follow driving hours limits and other safety-enhancing laws, we (as consumers, as carriers, as …

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O-Rings and Shady Trucking Companies; Outcomes of a Lowest Bidder Philosophy

As humans, especially in a capitalistic society, we inherently want to hang on to our precious resources, such as money. So when faced with multiple options we typically choose the cheapest one. This is not always wise. Whenever I have the opportunity to advise a company on their shipping procedures and policies, I tell them …

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Senate Democrats Highlight Consumer and Highway Safety Rollbacks

Back on Nov. 6, this blog posted that the House bill, The STRR Act, was making allowances that seemed to oppose its goal of maintaining highway safety. This blog wasn’t created to highlight political activities exclusively, but as we’re heading toward congress’ traditional Thanksgiving shutdown many items on their “to-do” lists, such as highway/transportation bills, are …

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Is Congress Intentionally Screwing the Little Guy, Again?

We’ve highlighted this concern several times, but it’s worth bringing up again in light of Congress’ latest move. The House and Senate sent their transportation bills, STRR Act and the DRIVE bill, respectively, to committee to iron out the differences (with a re-vote pending on the results). The big issue is the “interim hiring standards” provision …

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