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By Kevin Rettberg, 02/12/2020
We are all too familiar with the term: human trafficking. There are those out there, who are committed to the practice of illegally transporting people from one country or area to another, with the purpose of forced labor or exploitation. The purpose of this blog is not to debate or define the types, rather to...
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By Kevin Rettberg, 08/29/2019
​If you are familiar with commercial trucking, any issue seems to come back to the CDL driver. The never-ending dilemma of controlling behavior, for better or worse, is always upon us. When a new rule is implemented, it is usually with a lot of comments and consideration. This fall we have another...
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By Kevin Rettberg, 12/27/2018
Driver retention is an ongoing issue in the transportation industry. Overregulation and an aging workforce are the major causes behind the retention issue. Pay that fails to keep up with the demands of the job only exacerbates the problem. Considering these challenges, it’s not surprising that fleet...
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By Kevin Rettberg, 09/18/2018
It is rare for the American Trucking Association (ATA) and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) to agree wholeheartedly on much of anything. Their interests often diverge, and it creates legislative challenges. However, when it comes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scoring...
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By Kevin Rettberg, 08/03/2018
There used to be a time when the topic of personal conveyance revolved around motor truck cargo limits, sub-limits and insurance. That changed with CSA years ago, with the early onset of the hours of service basic, a log book, and most notably, with the introduction of electronic logs. For those in the industry...
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By Kevin Rettberg, 07/09/2018
In case you have not heard, there has been an effort for a long time to bring young truck (CDL-commercial driver’s license) drivers into the industry. When we use the word ‘young,’ we mean 18-21 year olds. The need for CDL drivers, is absolutely unquestioned. There is a shortage. Several...
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By Kevin Rettberg, 06/25/2018
The advent of technology to make commercial trucking industry safer has impacts that are far reaching. It was just a matter of time when Hours of Service (HOS) issues and ELD (Electronic Logging Device) usage would rear their connected ugly head. With the ability to track driver movement to within feet with a...
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By Kevin Rettberg, 06/11/2018
As the transportation industry learns more about the implications of ELDs (Electronic Logging Devices), there is one reality we can’t escape, time is finite. With the constant introduction of new regulations and the emerging technology deployed to handle them, we will always be left with the understanding...
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By Kevin Rettberg, 05/30/2018
Several years ago, legislation was passed, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015. In this act, it was recommended that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) fund a study to evaluate the Safety Management System (SMS). In a recent issue of Improving Motor Carrier Safety...
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