Department of Transportation

Federal freight index saw small gain in February

| April 11, 2012

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.5 percent in February, according to DOT numbers.

DOT shuts down J&A Transportation over violations

| April 09, 2012

FMCSA says New Jersey-based J&A Transportation posed an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered it to close its operations.

DOT overwhelmed by TIGER grant requests

| April 06, 2012

DOT says the dollar amount requested in grant applications far exceeds the amount set aside for the program.

Breaking Free

Todd Dills | September 01, 2011

From fighting for enhanced freedom to haul in its early days to stressing smart business practices later, Overdrive has championed the owner-operator’s concerns.

Auto-texting, safety-minded app available for Android, Blackberry

| December 21, 2010

On the heels of the Department of Transportation's proposed rule to ban handheld cell phone use by commercial drivers, I've been hearing from haulers who object to being singled out on the issue, as seems ...

‘Alcolocks’ coming to U.S. Class 8s?

| November 12, 2010

In the area of emissions, the regs tend to roll from California to the rest of the country; in safety/in-cab technology, though, quite a lot has sailed west across the big Atlantic pond in recent ...

Suvey says DOT’s happy, how ’bout you?

| July 22, 2010

We couldn't help but chuckle here at Overdrive HQ when we saw a particular press release blast from the U.S. Department of Transportation's halls a couple weeks back now. Its title, "Latest Survey Shows DOT ...

FMCSA adjusts recorder mandate

| April 02, 2010

FMCSA's rule requires onboard recorders for carriers shown in a single audit to be in serious hours-of-service noncompliance.

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