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Some good news: Jason’s Law in the highway bill

| June 29, 2012

In all the hubbub over the mandate for electronic onboard recorders included in the highway-bill language, it's perhaps been easy to overlook some of better results for truckers and advocates, chief among them other language ...

10 problems with EOBRs

| June 29, 2012

These problems are among many noted by frequent Overdrive commenter E.F. McHenry as Congress considered an EOBR mandate ultimately included in the MAP-21 highway bill.

Highway bill highlight reel

| June 28, 2012

The American Trucking Associations' summary of new highway bill items that are of interest to motor carriers, sent out to various media, follows -- I've rearranged a few items of driver/owner-operator interest to bring them ...

Freightliner, Kenworth top J.D. Power study

| June 28, 2012

The J.D. Power and Associates’ 2012 Customer Satisfaction Study found Freightliner as the highest ranking heavy-duty truck manufacturer, followed by Volvo in second, and Peterbilt in third place in both the on-highway and vocational segments ...

Bug-removal tip: Scotch Brite ‘Dobie’ pads

| June 28, 2012

This one comes by way of owner-operator Henry Albert's blog, where he shares an anecdote about the Scotch Brite "Dobie" cleaning pads (pictured) he uses to clean bugs from his windshield -- and how he ...

Ferro introduced to CSA ’8th BASIC’: Driver turnover

| June 28, 2012

Some watchers contend carriers' driver turnover rates should be considered in computing ultimate safety scores in CSA.

EOBRs reportedly dropped, then back in highway bill

| June 27, 2012

According to this report from Fox News, citing confidential sources knowledgeable of ongoing Senate/House conference committee work on final highway bill language, a deal has been reached that includes removal of the mandate for interstate ...

Check in with ‘Roadcookin’ authors on online radio

| June 27, 2012

Authors of the Roadcookin' guide to healthy eating on the road interviewed on online radio.

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