Published every month in Fleet Owner
, Safety 411
is a timely and informative commentary on safety and security issues by David Heller, CDS
, TCA’s Vice President of Government Affairs.
- ELD Dawning Day Approaches
I don't consider myself to be a movie aficionado. But I can say that when a recent conversation I had about electronic logging devices (ELDs) referred to December 18, 2017, as the day in which Skynet takes over, I had to chuckle.
- Let’s Focus on Positives, Too
As TCA’s David Heller prepared for this year’s Safety
& Security Division Meeting, he discovered Compliance, Safety and
Accountability (CSA) has faded into the background. Read in this month’s edition of
Safety 411 what he thinks should be the next logical step for the agency to
- Another Detention Study
The trucking industry is
bombarded with reports. TCA’s David Heller asks in this month’s Safety 411
article, isn’t it time for action?
- Is it a Deep Freeze?
This time of the year always seems to accompany uncertainty and unpredictability when it comes to weather. All of that uncertainty and unpredictability
seems to accompany what has recently come out of the White House and its
regulatory freeze and rollback initiatives.
- Exempt me, please
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR. We all dread it, but it is one of the few things in life that is guaranteed—and that is death and taxes. There was a time when it seemed exemptions existed for tax purposes. In our industry, though, they seem to run rampant when it comes to being exempted from certain regulations that relate to driving or even more specifically, hours of service (HOS).
- Sensible Regulation
Yes, we have a rule regarding a drug and alcohol clearinghouse. We as an industry waited on this with baited breath; unfortunately, we will have to wait a bit longer.
- In Search of Answers
We are seeing this happen before our very eyes, that is, real occurrences of what we all believed would happen in the future. And it is clearly happening in the now and no doubt will occur many more times in the years, months, and probably even weeks ahead.
- Hair Today, Safer Tomorrow
It just occurred to me as I begin writing this month’s column that I have never really addressed the issue of hair testing for drugs in our fleets across the country. Sure, carriers are traveling down the road of alternative compliance and I have even written about that, but nothing relating specifically to hair testing.
- Time Stands Still
I was thinking of how much fun it would be to regale you with new and exciting mandates and regulations that would have a positive impact on the trucking industry and your daily operations in the new year.