Author Archive of Tom Kelley

California allows smartphone maps

Posted on: March 4th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

A California appeals court recently ruled that it’s legal for drivers to hold their phone to look at a map application while driving, but they [...]


Top Tax Tips from Team Run Smart

Posted on: February 28th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

How to Lower Your Tax Bill It’s a foregone conclusion that owner operators should track every dime they spend, but documenting expenses can be almost [...]


Industry shouldn’t endorse more fuel regs

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Allies or Adversaries? Perhaps the most important element to winning, or just surviving, a battle is to first recognize that the battle exists. For far [...]


Magical Thinking

Posted on: February 21st, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Calls for additional fuel economy regs not practical In yet another example of bypassing the legislative branch, earlier this week the President ordered his administration [...]


A Not So Secret iOS 7 Feature

Posted on: February 18th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Feature improves call quality Though not many people know about it, there’s a cool feature inside the iPhone’s iOS 7 operating system that can dramatically [...]


FMCSA Proposes Drug Test Database

Posted on: February 14th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

The FMCSA recently announced a proposed rule to establish a drug and alcohol testing clearinghouse for all national CDL holders. The clearinghouse would make it [...]


GM’s New HD Pickups Built to Work

Posted on: February 10th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Heavy Hauler Rounding out its three truck strategy, General Motors recently debuted the HD heavy duty versions of its popular Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra [...]


Study backs HOS restart provisions…sort of

Posted on: February 7th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

The FMCSA recently released the results of a study that, on the surface, supports the provisions of the 34-hour restart in the new HOS rules. [...]


Could This Be Apple’s Next Product?

Posted on: February 4th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Watch this! Even before the introduction of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear watch, rumors of a coming smart watch were circulating furiously in the iWorld of Apple [...]


HOS Waived Again

Posted on: January 31st, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

FMCSA waives HOS limits for drivers hauling heating fuels This week’s widespread cold snap has led to yet another waiver on HOS limits, proving once [...]


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