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Year's top owner-operator named, N.C., Virginia and Missouri in tolling program, FMCSA wants EOBR survey excluded and more industry news items are featured.

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FMCSA study: Speed limiters improve safety

Research confirms safety benefits of using technology to electronically govern and limit the top speed of commercial trucks.

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For-hire trucking index rises in February

American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted truck tonnage index increased 5.5 percent in February from a year earlier.

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Shippers’ group defends hours rule in court

NASSTRAC is intervening to defend the FMCSA ruling that maintains the daily driving time at 11 hours.

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ATA questions crash accountability decision

ATA laments decision by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to hold trucking responsible in its CSA program for every truck-involved crash.

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Driver harassment, the hours rule, Navistar's engine transision, sleep apnea regulations and more industry news items are featured.

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ATA, TCA challenge hours rule

ATA questioned changes to the restart provision requiring it include two consecutive periods between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.

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FMCSA asks court to exclude recorder use survey

Driver survey indicated enforcement officers make poor use of EOBR data, but carriers utilize the devices effectively to harass drivers.

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Hours debacle covered at news site Politico

**(Overdrive editor Max Heine is posting updates from the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting via the OD Twitter feed and Facebook page today. Expected to be included among the news are company driver and owner-operator of the year awards. Stay tuned.)** Click through the thumbnail of the graph here for Politico writer Adam Snider's brief dissection of the debate over the new hours rule, his reporting tracking primarily in the divisions over what exactly is wrong ...

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Federal, state governments review owner-operator status

Federal and state entities increasingly are questioning if owner-operators should be regarded as employees for tax purposes.

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