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FMCSA: Mexican carrier passes review

FMCSA has named first Mexican carrier expected to receive provisional operating authority, but will extend review of a second applicant.

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Bob ‘Cowpoke’ Martin passes on

It is with sadness I bring news to you today of a longtime operator's passing. Though it's been years since I spoke to him -- and then only briefly -- the memory of the conversations I had with Indiana-based Bob Martin (on the occasion of his win of the 2007 $50,000 truck makeover on the occasion of the Shell SuperRigs event and associated calendar) is crystal clear in its essence. Martin could tell instantly how ...

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Breaking Free

From fighting for enhanced freedom to haul in its early days to stressing smart business practices later, Overdrive has championed the owner-operator’s concerns.

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Say ____ to electronic logs, Take 2

It's time to play fill in the blank again on the Channel 19 blog. It's been nearly  a year since the above headline graced this hall above a post about a rash of legislative proposals to mandate electronic logs for the entirety of interstate truckers and certain low-cost electronic logging options out there. In the meantime, of course, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has jumped the legislative shark by formally proposing its own EOBR ...

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New emissions rule to drive truck prices higher

The first-ever regulation for truck fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, announced Aug. 9, is expected to cut diesel use by 4 gallons per 100 miles traveled by the time 2018 models are sold.

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LogBook

Driver data could go public, U.S. and Mexico sign trucking deal, broker regulatory bill reintroduced and other industry news items are featured.

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Pocket Tools

Dozens of new smart-phone apps can save you money, time and hassles. Best of all, many are free.

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Congress eyes broker bill

Trucking and broker organizations say the bill will mitigate unscrupulous broker practices.

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Groups push for safer trucks

ATA and OOIDA called on the federal government to research how standards for crashworthiness for heavy trucks could benefit truckers.

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Unity diaries: Jason’s Law lives

It's been more than two years since New York trucker Jason Rivenburg was slain in South Carolina after being held up while parked at an abandoned commercial property. It's also been two years since House member Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) introduced the bill named for Rivenburg, "Jason's Law," to provide boosted funding for states to expand secure truck parking along freight corridors. As time drags on, oftentimes comparatively small initiatives tend to vanish from the memories of ...

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