All articles by Drew Anderson

84 Pages of Wallpaper

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The FMCSA just released another in a series of reports from the good people at the Volpe Center.  The report is chock full of data, graphs, charts, footnotes and formulas.  The report, to its credit, also includes independent peer review comments at the end.  These peer review comments, conveniently, do not appear in the table […]

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GAO Report: Opportunity Missed

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I read the GAO Report to congress this morning and I can report that my expectations were met.  The image that popped into my head as I was perusing the report was that of the toothless abominable snowman in the animated Christmas classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  While extensive, I just don’t see any real […]

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URGENT vs. IMPORTANT

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“The urgent problems are seldom the important ones.” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower         I’m hard pressed to think of anyone with a finer sense of urgent vs. important that Dwight Eisenhower.  I talk to trucking executives, managers and employees every single day and if I were to characterize one of the […]

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"Everybody in here's innocent. Didn't you know that?"

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Movie buff’s will recognize the title of this blog post from Shawshank Redemption.  The movie’s main character, Andy Dufresne, was given a life sentence for a murder he did not commit.  In prison, everybody says they’re innocent, but very few actually are.  Andy was innocent. Often times when speaking with safety directors I hear bewilderment.  […]

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Cha Cha Changes

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“I still don’t know what I was waiting for And my time was running wild A million dead-end streets Every time I thought I’d got it made It seemed the taste was not so sweet” Well, it’s time yet again for changes to the CSA Methodology.  This time, it’s in “preview” form.  The FMCSA has […]

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New Hazmat BASIC Preview due next week

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Starting sometime next week, carriers will get a chance to preview their data under the proposed changes to the SMS system.  In a story published by TruckingInfo.com Administrator Ferro said these enhancements come from discussions with enforcement, industry, FMCSA investigators and the agency’s own in-depth analysis. Read More……………

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