Currently, state law enforcement officials enter roadside inspection violations data into the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) information systems as they occur. This information is used in the agency’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program along with its Pre-employment Screening Program (PSP). Drivers and carriers, however, may often challenge those citations through judicial or administrative […]
A truck driver for Star Air Inc. was stopped by West Virginia State Police and cited for hauling an excess load without a commercial driver’s license, operating an overweight trailer, and driving without a logbook. Citations also were issued because the truck did not have its U.S. Department of Transportation number, company name, or home […]
This is the time of year when Americans reflect on the things for which they are most thankful. Earlier this week, I was reminded of how thankful our country should be to have people with purpose like Morrill and Karen Worcester, founders of Worcester Wreath Company, who began the non-profit group Wreaths Across America in 2007 with the goal of honoring military veterans by placing wreaths at the grave sites of fallen soldiers.
Awhile back, this writer was sitting in a booth in the diner of a small truck stop just listening to the chatter of other drivers while they grabbed a bite to eat or waited for a load. Like most retired drivers, the stream of words just drifted in one ear and out the other with […]