Keeping up with hours of service

| February 10, 2011

Regulators have proposed an hours of service revision that many in the industry consider too complex. Read what’s going on and how to comment.

DOT reaffirms distracted driving focus

| January 21, 2011

Safeway says its 1,525 truck drivers are prohibited from talking or texting on cell phones, or from using hands-free devices while driving.

SpeakOut

Ovderdrive Staff | January 05, 2011

Drivers weigh in on issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, low per-mile pay, CSA regulations and much more.

Most carriers unranked as CSA launches

| December 13, 2010

Fewer than 14 percent of active motor carriers are ranked in any of the five safety categories within the new Safety Measurement System the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made public Dec. 12.

Ghosts of violations past

| December 07, 2010

For owner-operator purposes, CSA 2010 started three years ago. That’s how far back your violations are taken into account.

Street-sign replacement program put on hold for 45-day comment period

| November 30, 2010

Federally mandated changes to the design of local/state governments' corner road signs -- requiring mixed capital/lower-case type treatment with more reflective lettering, in effect a complete overhaul of existing signs the nation over by 2018 ...

Groups’ lawsuit would block CSA 2010 carrier disclosure

| November 23, 2010

At least three industry organizations are planning to file a lawsuit seeking to block or delay disclosure of certain data that could misrepresent carriers’ safety record.

Banks added to small business lending list

| November 19, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the addition of three new participating lenders in its Short Term Lending Program.

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