All articles by Pam Jones

ATRI Surveys Now Open

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There are 2 surveys the American Transportation Research Institute is currently conducting on impacts of the new HOS rules.   One is for motor carriers and the second is for drivers.  You can get to both surveys directly from the ATRI website at:  http://atri-online.org/.  Get your responses in soon.

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Friendly reminder to update your Data

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It’s that time of year again… No, not to change your smoke alarm batteries, you’ve got a little time before that comes up.  It’s good practice to update your VMT, vehicle miles traveled, now with the Agency . This isn’t necessarily a new year task as motor carriers are required to update data every two […]

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It’s Not Just the NFL That Has a Virtual Reality

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Anyone that has a favorite NFL team this season has stories to tell from this season’s debacle of the officiating from replacement refs.  Either missed calls, made up calls, or complete indecision as shown in this photo from last night’s MNF game.  In case you didn’t hear the breaking news, it came down moments ago […]

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Engaging to Help Improve CSA

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By Dave Osiecki, ATA Sr. VP of Policy & Regulatory Affairs In just a few short years, the CSA program has helped transform government oversight of the trucking industry, including better oversight of individual truck drivers.  CSA is also a fairly powerful tool to help carriers better manage their safety programs through increased visibility to […]

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CSA 3.0 Methodology Comment Period Extension

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The comment period on the CSA changes including the new HM basic and cargo violation move has been extended to July 30.  Review your data at: http://bit.ly/SMSPre.  Also listen to Steve Bryan’s recent webinar on this topic at: http://bit.ly/CSA3Webinar. Get your comments in via ONE of these options.  You may submit comments identified by Federal […]

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Time is Running Out

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Have you added your 2 cents?  The SMS preview of the new HM Basic and Cargo moving to the maintenance is currently available to carriers to see how they will look if the CSA changes as exhibited are implemented.  Have you looked at your preview?  Last week according to Dave Osiecki of the ATA only […]

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Who’d you share your love with?

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So Valentine’s Day came and went.  Hopefully you had fun recognizing all those important people in your life.  (Like we need a special day for that – we do it all the time – don’t we?)  I know the 6 year olds sure enjoyed another reason for candy.  It’s like a 2nd Halloween.  Right after […]

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New Year Resolution or No Resolution

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A new year is just days away.  What resolutions have you have decided on?  Or you are anti-resolutions?  Instead of thinking of the typical healthy tasks we usually consider at year end for resolutions (remember a routine takes 21 days to get into your regular regimen to become effective), let’s think about organization and data.  […]

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Over the top sports weekend in Cheddarland!

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It’s Saturday night in Wisconsin and we cheddar heads are having the time of our sports lives. Reminisce with me for a moment… Wisconsin Badgers played in the Rose Bowl.  Sure they didn’t end up victorious but still a chance at the roses is quite the achievement.  Then we had the Badger Women’s Hockey Team take […]

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