One of the curious aspects of the current cross-border trucking plan is the U.S. paying for Mexican trucks to be equipped with electronic onboard recorders.
Cross-border trucking project with Mexico will require fewer participants and equip participating Mexican trucks with GPS or electronic on-board recorders.
Demand pushing pay higher, Charlie Daniels to perform at Super Show, FMCSA sends CSA warning letters, opposition builds against hours proposal and more industry news items are featured.
First Mexican trucks expected this year under plan with extra safety measures.
M&M Transport gets about 85 percent of its business from routes covered by long-term transport contracts.
A few readers have taken me to task for my March editorial. I had argued that the proposed mandate for electronic onboard recorders could eventually put pressure to raise pay.
Onboard recorders could be required for all carriers that now do traditional logging. These stories will get you caught up with the developments.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently sent warning letters to 23,000 carriers that need to address areas of compliance.
Peter DeFazio questioned how the cross-border plans will comply with federal pilot program rules and cross-border trucking appropriations provisions.
At the request of outside groups, the FMCSA has extended the comment period by 45 days to May 23.
Strange days on the road
A New Jersey-based driver last Thursday jackknifed his rig under murky circumstances on I-805 during rush hour in San Diego, Calif. He then exited the ...
Overdrive’s reporting has shown EOBRs aren’t as bad as many truckers feared.
A capacity shortage, a fatigue inspection, a new tax requirement and highway heroes are among the featured news items.
Truckers weigh in on the hours-of-service rule, job hoppers, penmanship, cross border trucking and other current industry issues.
Required EOBRs, cross-border talks, increased UCR enforcement and other industry news items are discussed.
FMCSA, after requiring onboard recorders for violation-prone carriers, now seeks a mandate for all OTR operations.
We feel EOBRs are only as good as the rule they support, and the proposed hours rule has too many problems that hamper the flexibility trucking needs.
In an FMCSA session, representatives from carriers and trucking groups and owner-operators said proposed changes wouldn’t lead to improvements
Tweaks to an already complex hours rule show just how unattainable is the regulatory hours quest.