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Motor Carriers for Regulatory Reform (MCRR)

MCRR – September 2017 Motor Carriers for Regulatory Reform (MCRR) seeks your support for this coalition! This post of The Transportation Scene takes a look at the Motor Carriers for Regulatory Reform (MCRR) and seeks your support for this coalition.  Visiting this page allows you to support through a letter writing campaign in less than […]

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Welcome to The Transportation Scene

Welcome to the new Regulatory and Compliance blog on www.Trans-station.com – “The Transportation Scene”.   My name is John Mueller.  A little about myself.  My trucking career began in 1981 at a transportation consulting firm in the Authority and permit department. Soon I was overseeing the fuel tax department also.  In January 1987, I opened my […]

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Employee vs. Contractor Classification

Employee vs Contractor Issues   August 2017 This post of The Transportation Scene will look at issues involving the classification of drivers and owner operators as employees and contractors.  For years there has been much debate as to the proper classification of workers in many industries, including trucking.  Industries such as the construction trades, medical fields […]

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Success in Trucking

Tips for Success in Today’s Freight Environment May 2017 This post of The Transportation Scene will look at some ideas to help you find success in today’s Trucking environment.  Our industry has become super competitive.  These conditions necessitate drivers, owner operators, fleet owners, and Carriers to seek ways to reduce costs and find efficiencies which […]

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The Driver Employment Application and Resume

The Driver Resume and The Driver’s Application for Employment – November 2016 This post of The Transportation Scene will take a look at reasons why professional truck drivers should consider maintaining a professional resume.  Many may think resumes are not necessary to land their next driving job but having a well-constructed resume may make a job […]

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The Trucking Numbers Game

The Trucking Numbers Game – July 2016 Is trucking just like everything else in life – all about the numbers?  Which numbers matter and which ones don’t?  What numbers should be used to analyze this industry, which numbers don’t apply to the industry?  What numbers make it right for others and what numbers make it […]

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Construction Zones

Construction Zones – June 2016 This post of The Transportation Scene will take a look at driving into, through and out of construction zones.   Think more about the way you operate your vehicle and protecting yourself when encountering an orange can orchard.   Here are some things to consider. Speed Pay attention to signage and decrease […]

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All About Cargo

All About Cargo May 2016 This post of The Transportation Scene will take a look at Cargo.  Many of you have hauled all kinds of freight and have also most likely moved some pretty interesting loads. Transporting the cargo or the load is how all of us in this industry make our living.  Without the […]

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The Evolution and Cyclical Nature of Expediting

The Evolution and Cyclical Nature of Expediting March 2016 This post of The Transportation Scene will take a look at the history of Expediting.  We’ll look at ways the industry has evolved and how in some ways it repeats itself.  One thing is for certain – few things remain constant in this hurry up to […]

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New Safety Fitness Determinations

Coming Soon – New Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) FMCSA not playing by their own rules. February 2016 This post of The Transportation Scene asks FMCSA to look both ways before issuing a pending ruling that could give life to a new Safety Fitness Determination or SFD. SFD is that rating bestowed onto motor carriers – […]