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EYE ON TRUCKING: Letter about granting FMCSA power over shippers stirs up hornet’s nest

EYE ON TRUCKING: Letter about granting FMCSA power over shippers stirs up hornet’s nest

Last month, David Parker, chairman of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC), wrote a letter to FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro suggesting that FMCSA ask Congress to grant the agency statutory authority “over other entities that cause and/or contribute to violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (e.g., shippers).”

ASK THE ATTORNEY: More on necessity of filing a DataQ challenge when questioning CSA scores

ASK THE ATTORNEY: More on necessity of filing a DataQ challenge when questioning CSA scores

Another example of the inconsistencies in the challenge system is in the willingness of states to consider the challenges.

ASK THE ATTORNEY: CSA’s DataQ challenge response differs from state to state, person to person

ASK THE ATTORNEY: CSA’s DataQ challenge response differs from state to state, person to person

By now, everyone knows that CSA is up and running and is not going away. Accordingly, all those things that happened 18 months ago — and that you have tried to forget — are now showing up. That speeding citation/logbook/equipment violation that your driver received in November of 2009 or 2010 is now showing up and negatively impacting your SMS and ISS, resulting in you having more interaction with enforcement officers on the road.

Trucking newbie out to see the country with his son

Trucking newbie out to see the country with his son

Bill Nixon has been on the road for only a month with his driving partner, 21-year trucking vet Robert Meeker, but Nixon was a little busy doing everything else before getting into the trucking business.

AROUND THE BEND: Good news comes from veteran driver, cancer survivor Terry Davis

AROUND THE BEND: Good news comes from veteran driver, cancer survivor Terry Davis

We heard from veteran, over-the-road driver Terry Davis, the other day and she said she enjoys reading “good news.”

First book brings euphoria, says retired trucker Hal Howard

First book brings euphoria, says retired trucker Hal Howard

Having his first book published "was a bit euphoric, like when I passed the bar exam: A long and difficult task had been accomplished," said Hal Howard, who is a retired attorney, long-haul trucker and commercial driver instructor.

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