Editorial, Business, Government, Safety

Extend the UCR Comment Period

At the very least, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration needs to provide the freight transportation industry sufficient time to respond to its proposal to fix the clearly broken Unified Carrier Registration agreement.

September 14, 2009
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety

FMCSA’s Bad Solution

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed “fixing” the underperforming revenue aspects of its Unified Carrier Registration agreement by shifting more of the financial burden to the nation’s law-abiding trucking fleets.

September 7, 2009
Editorial, Business, Safety

The Real Story

When trucks and truck drivers are mentioned in the general media, they seem almost invariably to be put in a bad light.

August 31, 2009
Editorial, Business

Looking for Better Days

We’re still waiting for definitive signs that the economy has turned the corner on this recession, and a return to normal business levels is just down the road.

August 24, 2009
Editorial, Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

Stock Market/Oil Price Two-Step

The new economic Siamese twins, namely the stock market and oil prices, are continuing to rise in lockstep, bringing relief and pain to consumers — and the national economy — simultaneously.

August 17, 2009
Editorial, Business

Personal Responsibility

Keeping both hands on the wheel and texting a message on a handheld device cannot occur at the same moment in time.

August 10, 2009
Editorial, Business, Safety, Government, Equipment

Stopping Short

There were no surprises in the new federal rule designed to improve the braking power of a standard, fully loaded, tractor-trailer by almost one-third.

August 3, 2009
Editorial, Business, Fuel, Government

Fuel Price Honeymoon

Our latest little honeymoon with fuel prices likely will end soon, as recent increases in the cost of crude oil work their way down to the retail pump.

July 27, 2009
Editorial, Business, Government

Let the Good Times Roll

Now that we’ve had a week to digest the Transport Topics 100 ranking of the largest for-hire carriers in the United States and Canada, it’s clear that our coverage focused as much on the coming silver lining as on the bleak economic reality of 2008 and the first half of 2009.

July 20, 2009
Editorial, Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Trucking’s Safety Emphasis Pays Off

At a time when good news in the trucking industry is hard to come by, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration served up a generous helping of it last week when it said that truck-related highway fatalities plummeted 12% last year.

July 13, 2009