Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

Third time’s the charm? Feds say no to tolling I-80 in Penn.

A development that could mark the end of a long saga (you could make a case that it goes back to the 1980s -- heck, even that it begins prior to the establishment of the Interstate Highway System itself) happened yesterday with the third federal rejection of an application by the state of Pennsylvania for authority to toll Interstate 80 within its borders. I first wrote about the controversy over the state's attempt to generate more revenue ...

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The cross-border trucking program with Mexico, a driver screening Web site, the Illiana Expressway, IdleAire and truck-only toll lanes in Florida are among the issues featured.

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Congress encouraged to pass Jason’s Law

Legislation would allocate funds for new safe rest areas and expansion and improvement of existing safe rest areas.

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Wake up call

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is expected soon to raise the bar on screening and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.

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Feature Article: Feeling the heat

As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 program goes live nationwide in July, it will increase the agency’s attention to owner-operator safety.

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The Overdrive staff delves into the Arrow Trucking debacle, texting, driver contests, Pride & Polish, DOE funding, CARB compliance assistance, tariff modifications in the Port of Los Angeles, air emissions and much more.

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Hours regs debated at opening session

Comments at Jan. 19’s session ranged from a request to keep the existing rules to urging a rewrite.

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Beyond the Rate

Many owner-operators at times depend on brokers, yet brokers appear to hold the upper hand when negotiating loads and rates.

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Age and BMI cutoffs, California's Truck and Bus Rule, truckers off work Hours of Service regulations and heavy-duty engine emissions are among the issues featured.

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Consumer, safety and labor groups have petitioned a federal court for permission to pursue a third round of litigation to overturn the hours of service rule.

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