Archive for the ‘Road Rules’ Category

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. [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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