Author Archive of Tom Kelley

Government carries license to (over)kill

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

Regulatory Targeting of Trucking Industry Goes Deeper than Safety or Fear It’s no secret to anybody involved with trucking that the industry seems to be [...]


FMCSA Targets Repeat Offenders

Posted on: January 24th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

By the end of this month, the FMCSA is expected to publish a Patterns of Safety Violations Rule aimed at shutting down transportation operators with [...]


Crystal Ball – 2014 Tech Edition

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

Where will the tech world head in 2014, and what trends will shape the tech industry? The tech think-tank guys at Forrester Research have identified [...]


Self-certification Deadline Remains

Posted on: January 17th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Medical Cards Required For Another Year, Certification Required Now Last week there was some confusion about a delay in the elimination of paper medical cards [...]


Audi Releases Laserlight at CES

Posted on: January 13th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Car or Gadget? When does a car cross the line from automobile to an electronic device? When it makes its debut between two major auto [...]


Have you filed your operating status?

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

Check Your Records If you haven’t had to renew or update your CDL in the past two years, you’ll need to certify your operating status [...]


Apple Patents Tech to Measure Heart Rate

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

Have a heart E-mails, text messages, and now medicine? Proving that there’s virtually no limit to either imagination or smartphone apps, Apple recently received a [...]


Holiday Disaster Averted?

Posted on: December 27th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

A Regulatory Tale Earlier this week, it appeared as though the Christmas holiday was in peril due to an ill-timed enforcement action. Santa was nearly [...]


Resolve to be involved in 2014

Posted on: December 24th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

As a group, truckers are generally more aware of the day’s issues than the average person. The job and lifestyle provide opportunity for contemplation, and [...]


Congressman offers bill to reset HOS rules

Posted on: December 20th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

HOS rollback? Representative Richard Hanna (R-NY) recently met with members of the trucking industry to discuss the negative impacts of the new HOS rules implemented [...]


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