James Jaillet

OOIDA expects ruling on ELD mandate by year’s end

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says it expects the courts to rule by year’s end on whether or not to uphold a DOT rule to require truckers to use electronic logging devices to track hours of service.

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Rearview: Tool of the trade

Befitting the CB’s repute of the era, Overdrive each month in the late 1970s published an entire section devoted to CBs, associated equipment, articles about truckers using CBs to chase on-the-run criminals and more.

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April rates report: All three segments climb for first time in a year

The upswings are bright spots in an abysmal showing since last spring, with all three segments posting rate declines nearly each month since peaking last June.

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Trucking org calls for removal of hours reform in Senate bill, says ELDs should guide new rules

The potential 73-hour cap would be “counterproductive to truck driver safety” and could set a dangerous precedent of politicizing trucking regulations, the Alliance argues, adding that regulators should wait on data derived from the ELD mandate before implementing hours reform.

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The latest on speed limiters: Senate wants DOT to act now

Proponents of a speed limiter mandate, like some trucking lobbyists and so-called safety advocacy groups, appear tired of the DOT dragging its feet in getting the proposed rule published and have asked Congress to intervene.

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Photos: Beauty shots of 75 Chrome Pride & Polish winners

The first Overdrive's Pride & Polish show took place this weekend at the 75 Chrome Shop Show in Wildwood, Fla. Here's another look at the Best of Show winners from the weekend -long event.

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Photo gallery: 75 Chrome Pride & Polish competitors, full list of winners from year’s first show

The first Overdrive's Pride & Polish show truck contest wrapped up Sunday in Wildwood, Fla., at the 75 Chrome Shop, where dozens of competitors showed to participate in the annual April-held event. Here's a gallery of competitors and the full list of winners.

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Driver turnover rates show potential for continued wage growth for truckers, ATA says

Sky high driver turnover rates at large and small carriers will continue to put upward pressure on truck driver wages, says ATA's Chief Economist.

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75 Chrome Shop Pride & Polish sends six more rigs to 2016 championship

Four custom show trucks won Best of Show honors at the annual 75 Chrome Shop Pride & Polish show held in Wildwood, Fla., this weekend, sending all four to compete in the 2016 Pride & Polish National Championship.

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Senate bill clears up 34-hour restart confusion, could add new hours limits

The bill corrects a legislative mess-up from December that put the 34-hour restart in jeopardy by ensuring the restart will remain available for truckers. However, it would also put in place a new 73-hour on-duty limit in a consecutive seven-day period.

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