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As Senators finalize highway bill draft, more voices on size and weight

| May 09, 2014

With a highway-bill draft expected from the Senate early next week, more reader voices on the size and weight issue, receiving no shortage of attention over the past year.

Pit bulls in-cab: Resource for local laws?

| January 04, 2014

In which reader Mary Hanlon adopts a pit bull and wonders, Is there a good central location to map routes to avoid locales with anti-pit ordinances? Any of the pit owners in the audience have ...

Throwing tomatoes at fuel-tax-hike bill

| December 07, 2013

Any fuel-tax hike must come with "iron clad' provisions on misuse of funds for purposes other than highways, readers note -- meantime, the recent tax-hike bill's chances of passing?....

Talk of the road: House bill to hold hours changes

| November 05, 2013

For bill supporters, key to convincing lawmakers to sign on to the effort may well be showing the economic impact of the new rule.

Language of the sleep apnea bill close to becoming law

| October 08, 2013

The text in full of H.R. 3095, a bill to require FMCSA to adopt any sleep apnea/disorder provision in driver's medical certifications procedures through formal rulemaking.

Amid government shutdown furor, a tap on the sleep apnea brakes

| October 03, 2013

For now. There are indications that Congressional mandating of FMCSA taking a rulemaking approach to any apnea regulation would slow the process down, though some readers didn't see it that way.

Hot Button: What would be the No. 1 effect of a wide owner-operator shutdown?

| September 27, 2013

Opinion on the potential effects resulting from a wide shutdown has varied widely among Overdrive readers -- from a solid negative for truckers' public image to political leverage on regs.

Sleep apnea bill moves closer to passage as Senate introduces version

| September 25, 2013

The Senate has introduced its own version of the sleep apnea bill, which would require FMCSA to pursue a formal rule — rather than guidance — if any action is taken on sleep disorder screening.

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