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Crash Not Your Fault? FMCSA Says Soon It Won't Hurt Your CSA Score

Beginning in August, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration FMCSA plans to make permanent a demonstration program that allows truck crashes in which the driver was not at fault to be listed as "not preventable" in Compliance, Safety, Accountability CSA program scores. The program currently classifies a crash as "not preventable" on a carrier's Safety Measurement System profile in instances where the carrier is not at fault. However, before that determination can be made, a carrier must ...

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Transport Topics - Eric Miller 5/13/2019 Comments(0)

Getting Ready for ELDT: Deadline Looms for New Driver Training Rule

The Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators will enact new federal requirements in an attempt to standardize today's existing patchwork of training curricula that are developed at the state level. The final rule puts the onus on commercial driver's license CDL schools, as well as carriers with in-house CDL training programs, to self-certify in a yet-to-be-deployed Training Provider Registry TRP and to overhaul entry-level driver training courses. Current...

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Commercial Carrier Journal - Jeff Crissey 5/13/2019 Comments(0)

NLBMDA Meets with OSHA to Address Crane Rule’s Material Delivery Exemption

NLBMDA met with OSHA’s Directorate of Construction to raise concerns about a 2016 Letter of Interpretation that addresses an aspect of the material delivery exemption to the OSHA crane rule early last month. OSHA issued the crane rule, which includes the material delivery exemption, in 2010 after extensive consideration by the agency and input by stakeholders, including NLBMDA. The Letter of Interpretation, issued in June 2016 in response to a question posed by an equipment manufacturer in...

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NLBMDA 5/13/2019 Comments(0)

Extend and Pretend

Reading an investment letter the other day, I came across the statement: Extend and Pretend. In this case they were taking about an iffy stock that might gain traction down the road. By pretending that all the planets might line up in a row and it skyrocket in value, it could gain a lot of value! So, Extend your position into the future. Said another way, it painted a picture of taking an easy route rather than making some tough, uncomfortable decisions in a timely way. So, how do we apply that ...

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Al E. Bavry, President Emeritus, Kimal Lumber & Hardware 5/10/2019 Comments(0)

Huttig Announces Its Expansion Of Huttig-Florida Warehouse

ST. LOUIS, MO April 8, 2019 –As one of America's largest wholesale distributors of specialty building products and millwork for light commercial, residential construction and remodeling, Huttig® Building Products makes it easy for our customers to thrive in an ever-changing industry. Because we continuously listen to our customer’s needs, Huttig-Florida has expanded its warehouse facility over 200,000 sq ft, doubling our capacity to 448,630 sq feet in order to offer the broadest...

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David Fishbein, Huttig CMO and Executive Vice President 4/19/2019 Comments(0)