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FHWA to modify vehicle width regs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration HWA is requesting comments by Sept. 27 on two vehicle width proposals. The first would increas...

Garbage in, garbage out

Avery Vise is editorial director of Commercial Carrier Journal. E-mail avise@randallpub.com....

CVSA wants tougher carrier rating policy

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance wants a federal agency to reverse a policy change that allows certain safety violations to be overlooke...

Steer your rear

Operational diagram of ZF's RAS-EC. Especially well suited to long-wheelbase, urban, commercial vehicles with multip...

Financing process gets tougher

Kenneth Dewitt is a CPA and certified financial planner who serves as a part-time chief financial officer for a variety of businesses, i...
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NHTSA floats vehicle safety plan

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is seeking comments by Sept. 23 on its proposal for vehicle safety rulemaking priorities, inclu...

Being there

Chip Magner is publisher of Commercial Carrier Journal. E-mail Lmagner@eTrucker.com. ...

Don’t ignore ABS maintenance

Unfortunately, many fleets neglect their antilock braking systems because they are aren't inspected at the roadside, says brake expert Richar...

Hazmat faces more security measures

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking comments on whether it should require transporters of high-risk hazardous materials to use es...

Pennzoil gear lubes OK’d for extended warranty

Pennzoil Long-Life Extended Warranty Gear Oils reportedly have completed all of the requirements for the Dana Commercial Vehicle Axle Division...

Info Tech Briefs

McLeod Software (www.mcleodsoftware.com) now provides an interface for its LoadMaster dispatch system to Integrated Decision Support Co...

How have you responded to the EPA deadline?

"We don't have any plans to buy for a year, and I don't think it's wise to do so before then. We'll learn a lot more about the engines ov...

DOT grants $54 million to border states

The U.S. Department of Transportation is providing $54 million to the states on the Mexican border for projects that the DOT says will help en...

Minorplanet, Cingular ink GSM service deal

Minorplanet Systems USA (www.minorplanetusa.com), a provider of telematics-based fleet management solutions, entered into a wireless agent agr...

FMCSA adopts tougher CDL rule

Changes to the rule governing commercial driver's licenses, effective Sept. 30, promise to make getting and keeping the credentials more diff...