A group of carriers, brokers and other trucking stakeholders filed written arguments in its case against FMCSA alleging agency overreach with its May CSA guidance.
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 proposed rule that would allow FMCSA to use a carrier's CSA rankings to produce an overall safety rating will come in the first half of 2013, said FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.
"If rates were up where they should be, drivers wouldn’t have to complain about receiving and loading fees one bit."
Among changes taking place this week are the introduction of a new hazmat-specific BASIC and adjustments in various violation weights.
Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program crash/inspection violation history reports are now available to companies involved in hiring decisions beyond just interstate motor carriers.
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.
Short answer: Probably not. Here find a roundup of viewpoints from readers on this and other issues surrounding FMCSA's new medical card-verification policy.
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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