Many drivers expressed disdain for electronic onboard recorders and the intent to mandate them at an FMCSA listening session.
Top driver problems are logbook issues, record of duty status isn't current, isn't in possession of a medical certificate, doesn't speak English and carrier requires or allows driver to drive after 14 hours on duty.
Flatbed carriers will get some relief on their safety rating under a new change in how securement is weighted in the CSA program.
FMCSA official contends truck drivers do not get a CSA score, as do carriers.
ATA laments decision by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to hold trucking responsible in its CSA program for every truck-involved crash.
Driver harassment, the hours rule, Navistar's engine transision, sleep apnea regulations and more industry news items are featured.
ATA questioned changes to the restart provision requiring it include two consecutive periods between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m.
Overdrive editor Max Heine and I are doing a little air-trucking this afternoon to NYC for the Jesse H. Neal awards banquet put on by American Business Media. My two-part feature on the Compliance, Safety, ...
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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