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Editorial

Editorial: The Value of Zero

Mathematics started tens of thousands of years ago because Stone Age people needed to count what they had, or wanted, or even what they had lost. At the start, there was no need to formally quantify the concept of nothing, or zero. At some point, though, a clever person came up with the idea of zero and it revolutionized the use of numbers.

July 17, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Experts Say Inspection System Should Have Room to Give Credit for No Violations

truck inspection DOT Readiness Group

For years, truckers have been complaining that inspectors do not always submit reports to federal regulators giving them credit for no violations or “clean” roadside inspections.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 13, 2017
Business

USDA Seeks Massive Fee on Truck-Borne Imports

The U.S. Agriculture Department has proposed recouping costs associated with animal and plant inspections by raising fees for all truck-borne imports by 205%.

May 12, 2014
Business

Officials Seek More Traffic Enforcement For Trucks to Reduce Highway Crashes

Traffic-enforcement inspections of trucks have been dwindling in recent years, even though safety officials say they are particularly useful in reducing highway crashes.

January 27, 2014
Business

FMCSA Near Goal for Pilot Program Inspections

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration said it is near the number of inspections needed to evaluate the safety of its Mexican border pilot program, but it remains far below the target number of carriers.

November 18, 2013