Author Archive of Tom Kelley

EPA Eases Renewable Fuel Standards

Posted on: August 9th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

Under the heading of “better late than never,” the EPA recently announced that it was easing the mandate for production of renewable fuels, including biodiesel [...]


iRumors return for iPhone, iPad

Posted on: August 6th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

A thin slate of product announcements at Apple’s early summer developer conference left iFans hungry and waiting for more. Now, the iRumor mill is back [...]


Delayed transportation bill blocks HOS amendment

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

An amendment to the House transportation bill, supported by Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY), was introduced this week that would have helped the trucking industry. The [...]


Prevent, Don’t Punish

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

Regulators Finally Promote Fatigue Prevention It may be a case of the cart getting way too far ahead of the horse, but just after releasing [...]


The Spin Room | HOS Complexity – Bug or Feature?

Posted on: July 23rd, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

The circus surrounding the debut of the latest HOS rules illustrates all too well that when it comes to regulations, the inmates must be running [...]


HOS – Let me be clear…or not

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

FMCSA releases clarification of rest breaks Amidst a growing list of exceptions to the 30-minute rest break mandated by the new HOS laws, the FMCSA [...]


Cars Talk Back

Posted on: July 17th, 2013 by Tom Kelley No Comments

How To Pick An In-Vehicle Infotainment System Since the first Model T hit the road, drivers have been talking (though not always G-rated) to their [...]


Hours of Service Rules – Not So Settled

Posted on: July 12th, 2013 by Tom Kelley 1 Comment

So It Begins…HOS Version 3.0.1 Just when you thought it was safe to consider the HOS rules finalized, the first change comes along less than [...]


The Diesels Are Coming

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

While diesels are required equipment in heavy Class 8 trucks and a popular choice at the smaller end of the spectrum in Class 2-3 pickups, [...]


HOS – Lemons, Lemonade, or Lemon pie?

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

While some measure of finality is a welcome feature of new HOS rules, the change is far from 100% positive. Between serious potential for inconsistent [...]


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