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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.

Traffic deaths plunge

| April 01, 2011

NHTSA projects the 2010 fatality rate will be the lowest recorded since 1949, with 1.09 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.

Group wants stronger underride guards

Jill Dunn | March 03, 2011

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has asked federal officials to require greater rear impact protection for commercial trailers

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Overdrive Staff | February 01, 2011

A long-haul cross-border Mexican trucking program is proposed, Dart buys Fil-More assets, trucking groups back ATA's appeal against the Port of Los Angeles and many other industry news items are featured.

Agency to consider speed limiter rule in 2012

| December 30, 2010

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will mandate speed limiters on new heavy-duty trucks.

Survey indicates four-wheeler drivers drive tired often

Jill Dunn | November 30, 2010

Forty-one percent of motorists reported having fallen asleep while driving passenger vehicles, according to AAA survey released this month.

Stiffer truck fuel economy rules urged

| November 15, 2010

A review by scientists showed a potential for more than a 35 percent reduction in fuel consumption from heavy-duty vehicles.

Hearing set for truck fuel economy standard

| November 15, 2010

Two public hearings are scheduled for proposed federal medium- and heavy-duty truck standards.

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