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Overdrive Staff | June 02, 2011

Hours comment deadline extended, lawmakers protest cross-border plan, bill would allow truck safety tax credit, FMCSA issues CDL amendments and other industry news items are featured.

Driving Miss Crazy shoots straight

| June 02, 2011

Just how Birmingham News "Driver's Side" traffic columnist Ginny MacDonald settled on the handle Driving Miss Crazy is something of a mystery. But like the friendship that evolved between the black chauffeur and the elderly ...

FMCSA sets rules calendar

Jill Dunn | May 27, 2011

Agency anticipates publishing a Dec. 9 final rule establishing a national medical examiner registry.

Driver accountability under CSA: a video talk with owner-operator Robert Shumate

| May 26, 2011

I met Robert Shumate researching my two-part feature on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, in the April and May editions of Overdrive. In the vid, selected from the in-person portion ...

FMCSA extends intermodal inspection report date

| May 20, 2011

The agency has extended by a year the compliance date for drivers and motor carriers to prepare driver-vehicle inspection reports.

FMCSA seeks comments on proposed medical rule

| May 17, 2011

The agency proposal to implement a national registry includes minimum training requirements for medical examiners.

The feds’ favorite remedy: Your tax dollars

| May 13, 2011

The annoying part of the logic behind buying EOBRs for Mexican carriers is how it reflects the paternalism and careless spending so rampant in Washington, D.C.

‘The center cannot hold’ — FMCSA’s hours quandary

| May 11, 2011

There is a growing feeling among industry watchers that in order to fully settle the decidedly unsettled regulatory situation surrounding the hours of service, Congress is going to have to legislate a solution. That sentiment has ...

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