Overdrive magazine

January deadlines for CARB truck regulations

Heavier truck and bus operators must comply with the Truck and Bus regulation starting Jan. 1.

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Pick the rig with best Christmas spirit

Cast your vote for the truck that's best decked out for the Christmas season.

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Austin toll road rates reduced for trucks

Through Jan. 4 large trucks will be assessed the same tolls as cars on Texas 130 and Texas 45 Southeast.

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ATA tonnage index rises

For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.3 percent in November following a revised 0.4 percent gain in October.

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Missouri I-70 hearing set

Funding options to rebuild the freeway include tolling and raising state sales tax or fuel tax.

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A&E’s new ‘Shipping Wars’ series trailer vid — and the operators featured

There's a new reality-TV series coming January 10, with back-to-back episodes at 9 and 9:30 p.m., EST and PST, to the A&E network. You may have heard a little about it already here in Overdrive. The trailer vid for the Shipping Wars show is embedded below, and I thought I'd take a moment to introduce the hotshot haulers (and one Class 8 driver) involved. The show springs from producers' involvement with the folks behind the uShip.com ...

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Final hours rule ready

The White House Office of Management and Budget has finished reviewing the final rule for truck drivers’ hours of service.

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Drivers’ safety conversation continues

If the handheld cell ban for drivers (which goes into effect Jan. 3) has done anything for the nation's interstate haulers, it's upped the ante on the conversation on this blog about the direction of safety in the industry. Driver and radio host Big Al Weekley is back today with a lament for the safety practices of some among the driving public, with some strong ideas for change that are heavy on veterans' personal responsibility. ...

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Fed funds to go to Mississippi River bridges

Arkansasitor, Louisiana and Mississippi will receive funds to monitor highway and river traffic.

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Truckers for Troops program raises $73,500

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association campaign raised funds for care packages for military personnel stationed in combat areas overseas.

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