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 ...
Problems in the trucks rose 9 percent to 223 problems per 100 trucks in 2012, with the biggest issues being engine and fuel problems caused by technology originally designed to reduce emissions.
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.
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 ...
Language in the tentative agreement raises the surety bond minimum to $75,000 from $10,000, where it had been since the deregulation era.
In separate legislation Friday, House passes measure to block funding for EOBRs after both houses pass highway bill that mandates them on trucks.
Some watchers contend carriers' driver turnover rates should be considered in computing ultimate safety scores in CSA.
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 ...
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