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Overdrive Staff | May 01, 2011

A cross-border plan is detailed, a Navy vet is named Back on the Road winner, owner-operator is named Goodyear Highway Hero, Trucker Buddy recognizes pen pals and more industry news items are featured.

Pulse

Max Heine | May 01, 2011

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has won no trucker fans by planning to buy electronic onboard recorders for Mexican trucks.

3 movers cited in federal enforcement sweep

| April 29, 2011

Three companies are facing fines of $25,000 each after a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration enforcement sweep.

Proposal to ban cell phone use by hazmat drivers

| April 29, 2011

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has proposed to restrict the use of all handheld mobile telephones.

High-risk carriers reviewed

Jill Dunn | April 24, 2011

FMCSA had used SafeStat to measure carrier safety, but replaced it with the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program on Dec. 12.

DeFazio criticizes cross-border proposal

Jill Dunn | April 18, 2011

Congressman said Mexico’s safety standards do not equal those of the U.S. and Mexican carriers operating beyond the border zone will hurt jobs.

EOBR, drug testing bills offered

Jill Dunn | April 18, 2011

Bills would mandate electronic on-board recorders and prevent CDL holders from continuing to drive trucks or buses after failing alcohol or drug tests.

Exemption approved for metal coil haulers

| April 14, 2011

The FMCSA has granted a two-year exemption from certain cargo securement rules for motor carriers transporting metal coils.

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