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A window on FMCSA’s CSA driver-enforcement authority goals

| August 10, 2011

I thought I'd share a document leaked earlier in the year -- specifically in May, and to the Transportation Weekly publication -- that purported to be a draft highway bill whose genesis was within the ...

New load board hopes to facilitate O/O-shipper connections

| July 05, 2011

Valerie Hemmings is the spouse of an owner-operator running under his own authority -- she recently wrote in with something of a plea for owner-operators to stand together for better rates, with the ultimate goal ...

Jason’s Law national call-in day June 23; drivers urge action

| June 16, 2011

Last year it came on the heels of calls for passage from often at-odds constituencies in the industry, and this year, drivers and other industry parties are following similar unity after Jason's Law's May reintroduction ...

Unity diaries: Jason’s Law lives

| May 12, 2011

It's been more than two years since New York trucker Jason Rivenburg was slain in South Carolina after being held up while parked at an abandoned commercial property. It's also been two years since House ...

Language lurking in GAO’s CSA report to Congress: FMCSA hopeful to make driver data public

| March 22, 2011

Tonight, a major with the Colorado State Patrol I've spoken with on a couple different occasions about his work implementing the CSA Behavioral Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories at the roadside inspector level will be ...

Making your voice heard on roads, hours

| January 20, 2011

ROADS | The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), a group whose name pretty well describes it, is calling on highway users to add input to their preparations to take highway/transportation funding ...

The twist in year-end tax planning

| November 09, 2010

If Congress doesn’t extend the tax cuts, in effect raising taxes for 2011, it will make more sense to defer expenses into 2011 and accelerate income into 2010.

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Overdrive staff | September 01, 2009

Freight stabilization is a reflection of the recession coming to an end, analysts said.

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