MAP-21

Readers react on broker regulation, rates, GPS, truck loans

Rounding up reactions to recent coverage of a variety of issues at OverdriveOnline.com, in the magazine and on the Overdrive Facebook page.

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EOBR mandate, CSA rating proposals coming early 2013

FMCSA looks to have electronic log rule in place by October 2013.

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Small brokers reload on $75K bond

Small brokers group AIPBA planning court challenge to the new $75K broker/freight forwarder surety bond requirement.

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Our favorite agency: Guess who’s on Facebook…

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new Facebook page could be a great venue for drivers to get their viewpoints heard by the general public. Also: detail on an upcoming public meeting of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.

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Forecast: EOBR proposed rule likely by March

Congress directed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to mandate electronic onboard recorders.

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Hours, EOBRs: Adapt or fight?

Owner-operators' No. 2 named challenge, the unsettled nature of the hours of service regulations and a potential electronic logs mandate, has moved some to embrace change, others to fight for fairness.

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Truck parking push not over with Jason’s Law

Following the cheers that went up around the trucking community for the “Jason’s Law” truck parking legislation’s inclusion in the MAP-21 highway bill in June, owner-operators like Overdrive reader William McKelvie put a quick lid on the possibility of any resulting driver complacency relative to the parking problem. “While everyone has jumped on the proverbial happy happy joy joy bandwagon about Jason's law passing, we continue to have no answer as to the actual dollar amounts ...

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Landry questions White House integrity on EOBRs

In a hearing before the Small Business Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week whose title was a markedly direct question -- "Is FMCSA's CSA program driving small businesses off the road?" -- Republican Rep. Jeff Landry of Louisiana took the opportunity during questioning of FMCSA Deputy Administrator Bill Bronrott to question the administration's good intentions on electronic on-board recorders. Rep. Landry of course is one half of the primary sponsoring pair behind ...

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Does the EOBR mandate have another problem?

Some believe the electronic on-board recorder mandate written in this year's highway bill could well be impossible to achieve, given the legislation's language defining the electronic logging devices.

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Beefing Up the Bond

Small brokers oppose proposed regs to increase the minimum bond to $100,000 and add other owner-operator protection.

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