M. Rick Richards

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.

Crashes and interventions: The fault handicap

| May 01, 2013

FMCSA may be a long way from accounting for crash fault in the CSA Safety Measurement System. In the meantime, questions about the system's effectiveness loom large with analysis of crash rates.

Who’s keeping score: Carrier use of driver-ranking tools

| February 15, 2013

The final installment in our investigation of third-party driver-scorecard services details carrier practices using the tools to rank current and/or prospective drivers in the perspective of CSA.

CSA/PSP: Due process, access key operator concerns

| December 06, 2012

Diving into the issues surrounding operators' access to information being collected about their businesses by DOT and due process concerns with dismissed citations/violations.

Hot button: Take the plunge to deal with U.S. debt?

| November 09, 2012

A majority of Overdrive readers favor a moderate course in dealing with the "fiscal cliff' coming at yearend if Congress does not act.

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