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Overdrive Staff | December 01, 2011

Highway bill includes truck parking elements, court orders release of truck stop tiger, owner-operator finalists named, medical certificate changes start Jan. 30, driver shortage to worsen says FTR and more industry news items are featured.

Revision of hours rule gets postponed again

| November 29, 2011

FMCSA said that it expects to issue the final rule within the next 30 days.

Groups file lawsuit to block cross-border program

| November 29, 2011

A lawsuit seeks to block the U.S. DOT from opening the U.S. border to Mexican trucks.

Driver action on sleep apnea, CSA, EOBRs, cross-border trucking

| November 23, 2011

Regular readers will recall my post from last month following the first annual Truck Driver Social Media Convention, which spurred on driver advocate Frederick Schaffner to be a presence in D.C. at the November meeting ...

ATA challenges need for hours proposal

| November 18, 2011

Association letter pointed to newly available data about the trucking industry’s safety performance in arguing against change.

FMCSA shuts down carrier

Jill Dunn | November 16, 2011

Agents issued order after concluding Gunthers Transport was an “imminent hazard to public safety.”

Trucking safety record improves

| November 16, 2011

The fatal crash rate involving large trucks has fallen each year since 2005, according to FMCSA statistics.

CDL changes start Jan. 30

Jill Dunn | November 14, 2011

Truckers must keep paper copies of their medical examiner’s certificate with them while driving for another two years.

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