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Overdrive Staff | September 01, 2010

Freight plan bill favors rail, bill would increase truck weight, a milestone truck is delivered, carrier safety rataings are available and much more industry news items are featured.

ATA to appeal port truck ruling

Jill Dunn | August 27, 2010

A federal court ruled Los Angeles’ port can enforce its Clean Truck Program, which ports nationwide hope to use as a model.

ATA chairman: Trucking looking up

Randy Grider | August 26, 2010

Tightening of capacity along with stronger consumer confidence has Tommy Hodges more optimistic for the short-term.

Truck tonnage up 7.4% in July

| August 25, 2010

For the year, tonnage is 6.7 percent higher than the same period last year, ATA said.

Agency opposes court-imposed hours rules deadline

| August 17, 2010

FMCSA says court should not impose a deadline on issuing a regulation for supporting documents for hours-of-service compliance.

Congress eyes higher truck weights again

Jill Dunn | August 06, 2010

The Senate has referred a bill to committee that would increase the Interstate truck weight allowance from 80,000 to 97,000 pounds.

Agency updates CSA 2010

Jeff Crissey | August 06, 2010

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced updates to the Safety Management System to better identify "high risk" fleets.

Update: More congressmen support ports bill

Jill Dunn | August 03, 2010

Representatives are co-sponsoring a bill that would amend federal law to allow ports new authority over trucking.

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