*New* From TruckingTruth: The Highlight Reel!

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey folks, we have something new that's pretty cool and it's quite a bit different than anything we've done before. We call it The Highlight Reel and it's going to be an ongoing series of highlights from across the entire spectrum of the trucking world. It will have a little bit of everything. It will have a large variety of topics that we find interesting, newsworthy, funny, or notable in some way. You'll never know what you're going to find there.

You might find anything. Could be:

  • News from the FMCSA
  • A dog with aviator goggles and a scarf driving a truck
  • A helpful service provided to truckers you may not know about
  • A video of truckers in India carrying 45 people on the roof of the truck like crazy people
  • Great articles we've done in the past that we wanted to bring back to the spotlight
  • Photos of the brightest Christmas decorations you've ever seen on a big rig

......anything and everything that is somehow related to trucking. Although it will have some of your standard trucking news mixed in, the overall focus is going to be on things that are funny, interesting, or unique in some way. When you have a few minutes to spare The Highlight Reel will give you some interesting reading, and certainly a few laughs.

The Highlight Reel is being presented in its own section of the forum so everyone can make comments and discuss the topics we post. This is our official launch so we've just gotten started with a couple of posts. We're going to release at least one or two topics every weekday so there will always be some fresh reading.

You will find the Highlight Reel by going to the main page of this forum (the "trucker's forum" button in the menus at the top of every page).

Here's the link to that page also:

Trucker's Forum Main Page

We have a lot of funny, interesting people in our community and over the years we've been asked if we could do something that lets people unwind, have a little fun, and relax when they're in the mood and that's exactly what this is for. Naturally the same standards of conduct will apply to comments that get posted there but now you can have a lot more fun with it.

For those of you old enough to remember, this is kind of like when the town lifted the ban on dancing in Footloose. I can hear Kevin Bacon now saying, "Brett, why don't you chill out a little and let the people have some fun?" So that's what we're doing.

And to Rainy: please, please just.........you know........just have reasonable fun will you? Don't make me turn this car around!

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The Highlight Reel

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Pianoman's Comment
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And to Rainy: please, please just.........you know........just have reasonable fun will you? Don't make me turn this car around!

Tractor Man, looks like you and I will have to step it up a notch if we want to get Brett's attention like Rainy has!!

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Pianoman's Comment
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Looks awesome Brett!! Thanks for your endless work to make this site the best one out there!

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Big Scott's Comment
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Looks good Brett.

Miss Rose's Comment
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Great idea for a feature! Thanks for setting that up, Brett.

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