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Month: February 2016

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Drivers’ Pay & Rest; 1 Standard or 50?

As usual, James Jallet has a great piece over at Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) where he writes about creating a provision in the work-in-progress FAA bill that would prevent states from creating their own laws regarding driver pay and if/how drivers take breaks. This would have the effect of normalizing truckers’ pay and break provisions. We talked in …

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Who Is Regulating the Regulators?

Congress, in passing the FAST Act a few months ago, may have inadvertently killed the “34 hour restart rule” Apparently, and according to CCJDigital.com, The restart-specific language in the 2016 appropriations act was only intended to continue the stay of enforcement on two provisions pertaining to the 34-hour restart: The requirement that it include two 1 …

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Autonomous Steering; a Viable Step Towards Self-Driving Trucks

I love this article by Jason Cannon over at Commercial Carrier Journal. In this article, Cannon brings up a point I think most people in our industry are missing. It’s important to understand that autonomy comes in many different levels. Adaptive cruise, collision avoidance and lane-keeping technologies are all off-shoot autonomous technologies. The “self-driving car” may …

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