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FMCSA asks court to exclude recorder use survey

Driver survey indicated enforcement officers make poor use of EOBR data, but carriers utilize the devices effectively to harass drivers.

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Hours debacle covered at news site Politico

**(Overdrive editor Max Heine is posting updates from the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting via the OD Twitter feed and Facebook page today. Expected to be included among the news are company driver and owner-operator of the year awards. Stay tuned.)** Click through the thumbnail of the graph here for Politico writer Adam Snider's brief dissection of the debate over the new hours rule, his reporting tracking primarily in the divisions over what exactly is wrong ...

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ATA sides with agency over use of electronic logs

ATA filed an amicus brief Feb. 24 with the U.S. Court of Appeals in support of using electronic onboard recorders.

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Groups want high court review of port case

Trucking organizations support ATA’s request to review a court’s ruling regarding Port of Los Angeles trucking concession requirements.

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FMCSA denies EOBR violation

OOIDA had filed suit to stop agency from authorizing recorders over driver harassment issue.

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FMCSA defends cross-border program in court

Among its responses, FMCSA argued OOIDA had not shown evidence its members will experience a loss of business.

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Truce in truck weight debate

American Trucking Associations and the Association of American Railroads are backing a truck weight limit freeze.

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FMCSA to move on electronic recorders, hours

Agency will prepare rulemaking about electronic onboard recorders and hours-of-service supporting documents.

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Court sets new FMCSA deadline on recorder motion

Court granted extension to Feb. 21 for the FMCSA’s response to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s motion.

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‘Monkey gouger’ Jimmy Ardis beats the odds to 4 million safe miles

Owner-operator Jimmy Ardis of Sumter, S.C., leased to Moultrie, Ga.-based Sapp Trucking, learned to drive "in a 1971 International 4070 cabover with a 250 Cummins in it," he says, running to the West Coast and back. He'd driven farm tractors prior to that. "I pretty well had it mastered by the time I went over the road." This might be a story emblematic of so many owner-operators', but for the fact that, as is well evident ...

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