Archive for the ‘Road Rules’ Category

OOIDA requests deadline extension

Posted on: April 11th, 2014 by Tom Kelley No Comments

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) recently requested that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extend the impending registration deadline for Certified Medical Examiners [...]


Black Box Acceptance Growing

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

Majority of carriers have tested ELD’s; many have implemented After a few major overhauls in the FMCSA’s plans, acceptance of electronic logbook technology is growing [...]


HOS propane waiver extended

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

In a move displaying little confidence that winter’s grip on the US will fade anytime soon, the FMCSA’s temporary HOS waivers have been extended for [...]


Wyoming Considering 80 MPH

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

I can’t drive 75 Given the vast stretches of rural roads and highways in Wyoming, the state’s DOT is actively considering increasing the speed limit [...]


Are Black Boxes Coming?

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

Feds propose latest ELD rules Almost as long in coming as the HOS rules, and hopefully far better organized, new rules regarding Electronic Logging Devices [...]


Highway Funding Looks Iffy

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

Lawmakers reject funding options Fearing an election-year backlash over raising taxes of any kind, federal lawmakers are taking various options for highway funding off the [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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. [...]


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