An rule mandating use of electronic logs is still slated to be proposed in November, the DOT said this week. It also expects to publish the drug and alcohol clearinghouse rule later this year.
Hard truths: European trucking technology tends to lead adoption in the states. Dash-mounted video cameras, EOBRs, breathalyzers as required equipment can be expected here.
The fleet's new EOBR policy includes mandatory use for all new lessees with its Ranger and Inway fleets, and voluntary adoption for existing BCOs except in certain cases.
Readers respond to the question "Would you drive if your carrier had a camera pointed at your face or the road?" Sound off yourself here.
A reader sees a need for mandatory detention pay to protect the small business trucking life from the continuing encroachment of big-business competition and government regulation in the form of tightening hours and EOBRs.
Fleet reps Allen Lowry of Central Refrigerated and Vincent Dinino Jr. provided a window on fleets' real-world perspectives relatives to areas of contention around electronic onboard recorders for hours compliance.
Take two of the Obama-Romney 2012 debate season offered no substance on the role of government in fuel prices, despite current efforts to rein in speculation: ultimately, there's a reason for that.
The new mobile-centric XRS platform of trucking software combines Xata Turnpike's RouteTracker EOBR solution with reportedly robust business data management and analysis software.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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