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Trucking under Trump: Opportunities for hours reform, overhaul of FMCSA regulatory process

While the federal government’s electronic logging device mandate is likely shielded from interference from President-elect Donald Trump, Republican control in Washington gives the industry hope for a loosened and more ...

Regs outlook: Change is in the air

Between hope and a hard place: The potential import for owner-operators of a new federal administration as regards ELDs, speed limiters, CARB's pursuit of an Ultra-Low NOx emissions standard and ...

‘Beyond Compliance’ to be CSA’s 8th BASIC?

As FMCSA moves toward decision on using '8th BASIC' approach to the Beyond Compliance credit program required by Congress, carriers and safety consultants speak up on the ideas in Chicago ...

Market will likely require owner-operators to adhere to new food safety standards despite exemption

Most, if not all, owner-operators will be exempt from the FDA's new sanitation rules for food haulers, but shippers and brokers likely won't hire carriers who aren't in compliance with ...

Amid ‘fatigued driver’ out-of-service discussions, panel releases report on research into fatigue measurement

The 392.3 "ill/fatigued operator" regulation has come under fire from truckers and inspectors in recent years due to lack of objective standards for its enforcement. A new report from the ...

An hourly future for driver pay?

There's evidence that legal and other pressures could lead to more prevalence for a time-based pay model, particularly for company drivers. Should a state-to-state patchwork of enforceable labor laws be ...

Reader: Do I need to comply with California meal and rest break rules?

Short answer: California's meal and rest break provisions are seeing some litigation after court precedent. Some employers in a defensive posture are requiring the breaks of their drivers, adding complexity ...

Second take: Owner-operators stand to benefit from ‘beyond compliance’ program

“If you lose, why wouldn’t you at least try to get the best deal possible? FMCSA is being asked to think outside the box. Owner-ops and small businesses should too," ...

Driver voices raised against highway bill amendment to resolve state/federal legal conflicts

Protection of independent/small-fleet business freedom or "wage theft" from company drivers? A growing conflict over a highway-bill amendment as House-Senate conference gets under way.

Podcast: Highway bill effort to resolve federal/state legal conflict over carrier services, driver wages

New court interpretations of the FAAAA introduce contradictions between federal and state law (particularly in California) that challenge percentage- and mileage-based compensation. In this podcast, legislation currently under consideration to ...

Poison pill for independents in the House highway bill?

With the House T&I committee's markup of the highway bill under way today, detail on a provision that could have a chilling effect on broker business with independents and small ...

$400k trucks? Overdrive talks to CCTA’s Joe Rajkovacz about impact of emissions regs

A recent decision by a federal court denied the California Construction Trucking Association's appeal of the EPA’s greenhouse gas standards based on a lack of standing.

Appeals court upholds dismissal of CCTA lawsuit against CARB regs

According to Joe Rajkovacz, CCTA government affairs director, further action is under way: "We will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court."

Entry level driver training podcast: The data problem

What's dogged any training rule for the last 20 years? There's no particular evidence of a relationship between adequacy of training and drivers' safety on the road.

Podcast: Legal delays as CARB rules ‘go hard-fast’

As lawsuits against the California Air Resources Board hit the same technical "buzzsaw" and get delayed and delayed, notes Joe Rajkovacz of the CCTA, deadlines for rules compliance come and ...

Thursday round-up: What deer whistles, elections and NASTC’s annual meeting have in common

Tools designed to mitigate hazard, maybe? At least one of these, maybe two (and it's not the NASTC meet, I can assure you) doesn't normally work so well. Nonetheless, fingers ...

Big data blowback: Trucking goes to Congress over CSA

Behind the CSA bill -- H.R. 5532 would require FMCSA to revamp the CSA program, pulling scores and non-crash-associated data from public view in the meantime. Prognosis for the bill ...

CARB’s ‘loan denial provision’ less appealing by the minute

Details on proposed changes to amendments to CARB's Truck and Bus Rule adopted earlier in the year -- owner-operators have through Thursday, July 17, to comment on the changes.

Trucker-cycler Scott Grenerth relocates: To Grain Valley

A walk through memory of recent years following the day I met Grenerth running on a Nashville road with Jasmine "Jazzy" Jordan in 2010; Grenerth is now OOIDA's regulatory affairs ...

Checking in with ‘Truckers against CARB’ — rally, public meeting Thursday

Video interview with Loren Hutnick about his "Truckers Against CARB" rally planned for Thursday in Sacramento, as CARB takes up public comment on the flexibility-enhancement provisions it introduced earlier in ...