James Jaillet

House set to force Senate’s hand on short-term highway bill

The House has introduced another short-term highway funding patch, and it plans to pass the legislation Wednesday and then leave town, forcing the Senate to forego its attempt to pass a long-term highway bill before the August recess.

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CSA-reforming highway bill hits roadblock, still could pass Senate this week

Congress is now days away from the latest expiration of U.S. highway funds, and lawmakers must come to an agreement on how to proceed: The Senate’s long-term measure or the House’s short-term measure.

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Senate highway bill that would remove CSA scores moves step closer to passage, House hesitant

The six-year DRIVE Act would remove from public view major chunks of FMCSA's CSA carrier ranking program. It would also map out highway funding for six years. The House, however, has signaled it's not ready to take up the bill just yet.

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Pride & Polish championship preview: Working Bobtail finalists

Each week, Overdrive will highlight the five finalists from one of the four categories. Here are the five finalists in the Working Bobtail category.

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Senate this week could vote on highway bill that would remove CSA scores from public view

The six-year DRIVE Act would be the first multi-year bill since 2012’s MAP-21, which was just a two-year funding measure. The bill also is packed full of regulatory changes, with some notable stabs by Congress at the CSA carrier-scoring program.

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Following appeal, New Prime Inc. ordered to pay driver nearly $20k in refusal to drive case

New Prime Inc, part of national fleet giant Prime Inc., has been ordered by a federal judge to pay a former driver just shy of $20,000 in back wages and damages following the driver’s 2008 firing and New Prime’s subsequent changes to his DAC report.

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Familiar faces earn Pride & Polish championship slots at this weekend’s Fitzgerald show

Reigning Overdrive's Pride & Polish national champions Austin Ashley and Vinnie Diorio added two more trophies to their large collections this weekend in Crossville, Tenn., at the Fitzgerald Truck Show Pride & Polish event. Ashley picked up another Best of Show victory in the Limited-Mileage Bobtail category with his 2007 Peterbilt 379, called "Double Take," while Diorio won Best of Show in the Working Bobtail category with his latest custom build, a 1985 Peterbilt 359 ...

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Rule to require electronic logging devices expected to proceed this month

A federal rule to mandate the use of electronic logging devices by truck operators is scheduled to make its next move toward implementation this month, according to a recent report issued by the DOT.

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Big CSA reform highlights Senate highway bill that moves closer to passage

A Senate committee stamped approval on a package that would remove CSA’s carrier percentile rankings from public view, allow some under-21 CDL holders to operate interstate and allow carriers to use hair tests for driver drug screening.

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Judge dismisses most of OOIDA lawsuit against CARB, transfers owner-op’s claim

The federal judge overseeing the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s lawsuit challenging California emissions standards has again dismissed most of the owner-driver advocacy group’s litigation.

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