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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 ...

Study: Problems increase with lower-emissions technologies

| June 29, 2012

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.

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 ...

Highway bill compromise raises broker bond to $75,000

| June 28, 2012

Language in the tentative agreement raises the surety bond minimum to $75,000 from $10,000, where it had been since the deregulation era.

House removes funding for onboard recorder mandate

| June 28, 2012

In separate legislation Friday, House passes measure to block funding for EOBRs after both houses pass highway bill that mandates them on trucks.

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 ...

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