Author Archive of Tom Kelley

Big Government’s HOS as bad as its Healthcare

Posted on: November 26th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Now that we’re a bit farther into the new HOS rules than we are with the healthcare takeover, it’s becoming readily apparent to anybody with [...]


HOS flawed…who knew?

Posted on: November 22nd, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

ATA calls for action on HOS rules Earlier this week the American Trucking Associations (ATA) once again called on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [...]


More iTricks

Posted on: November 19th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

“Hidden” Features Improve iOS 7 Usability When Apple recently updated the iOS operating system for its smartphone and tablet devices, many of the changes, especially [...]


Safety Site Sneak Peek

Posted on: November 15th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

FMCSA previews new SMS website Based on stakeholder feedback regarding the current Safety Measurement System (SMS) website, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently [...]


SEMA Showcases Cool Rides

Posted on: November 11th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Among auto enthusiasts, the crown jewel of car shows takes place each November in Las Vegas. Launched in 1967, the SEMA Show is a trade [...]


Truck Crashes Increase, Long-Term Trend Down

Posted on: November 8th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Although the number of truck-involved crashes increased slightly in 2011 (the most recent data available), that number has dropped dramatically over the last decade. According [...]


New iPad Air improves portability

Posted on: November 5th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Skinny Pad The recent debut of the iPad Air continues what is a fairly predictable course for Apple. The fifth generation of the popular tablet [...]


Road Rules | Whodunit?

Posted on: November 1st, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

CCJ Infographic Charts Cause Of Accidents What is the biggest highway safety threat? Our sister publication, Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) lays out the answers in [...]


Toyota Tacoma X-Runner Built for Cargo & Curves

Posted on: October 28th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

There are pickup trucks for hauling cargo, and then there are pickup trucks for haulin’ @$$. Toyota’s Tacoma X-Runner is definitely aimed at the latter [...]


Road Rules | Hurry up & wait

Posted on: October 25th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

HOS rules focus attention on cost of driver detention With the HOS rules’ 14-hour on-duty limit and ever-tightening competition in the trucking industry, fresh attention [...]


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