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By Kevin Rettberg, 07/09/2018
In case you have not heard, there has been an effort for a long time to bring young truck (CDL-commercial driver’s license) drivers into the industry. When we use the word ‘young,’ we mean 18-21 year olds. The need for CDL drivers, is absolutely unquestioned. There is a shortage. Several...
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By Kevin Rettberg, 06/25/2018
The advent of technology to make commercial trucking industry safer has impacts that are far reaching. It was just a matter of time when Hours of Service (HOS) issues and ELD (Electronic Logging Device) usage would rear their connected ugly head. With the ability to track driver movement to within feet with a...
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By Kevin Rettberg, 06/11/2018
As the transportation industry learns more about the implications of ELDs (Electronic Logging Devices), there is one reality we can’t escape, time is finite. With the constant introduction of new regulations and the emerging technology deployed to handle them, we will always be left with the understanding...
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By Kevin Rettberg, 05/30/2018
Several years ago, legislation was passed, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015. In this act, it was recommended that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) fund a study to evaluate the Safety Management System (SMS). In a recent issue of Improving Motor Carrier Safety...
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By James Daulerio, 04/23/2018
An ELD is technology that automatically records a commercial driver’s driving time. This device allows easier, more accurate hours-of-service recordkeeping. An ELD monitors a vehicle’s engine to capture data on whether the engine is running, whether the vehicle is moving, miles driven, and duration of...
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