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Industry needs involvement in managing regulation

Posted on: October 7th, 2014 by Karine Parker No Comments

Even though the trucking industry has managed to cope with a wide range of challenges, there’s one area where the industry is sorely lacking, and that’s in the area of managing regulatory expectations. Regulations are a fact of business life, but it’s incumbent on those in the industry to play a balancing role in the […]

Boxed Up

Posted on: September 4th, 2014 by Karine Parker No Comments

Mixed Opinions On Black Box Technology Given that the hours of service (HOS) rules date back to the mid-1930s, and the major revision of the same dates back to the mid-1990s, I’ll have to admit I was late to the game, having not started covering the topic regularly until April of 2000. In the intervening […]

People Person: A. Duie Pyle’s Peter Latta

Posted on: August 7th, 2014 by Brad Bentley 2 Comments

Trucking company A. Duie Pyle, Inc., celebrated its 90th year in business earlier this year. Started in 1924, this trucking company is now moving into its fourth generation of family ownership. Leading that charge is Peter Latta, Chairman and CEO, who recently took the time to conduct a Question and Answer session with us: What […]

A CDL Plan with a Major Flaw

Posted on: April 9th, 2014 by Gary Bricken No Comments

It was almost a quarter century ago that the national commercial driver’s license, aka the CDL, replaced a hodgepodge of individual state requirements for a commercial license. That was actually a good idea at the time. The requirements varied so greatly from state to state that the employer, the shipper, and the public had little, […]