Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

Congress encouraged to pass Jason’s Law

| March 17, 2010

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

Wake up call

| March 01, 2010

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

Feature Article: Feeling the heat

Todd Dills | March 01, 2010

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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Overdrive Staff | February 01, 2010

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.

Hours regs debated at opening session

| January 20, 2010

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

Feature Article: Beyond the Rate

Todd Dills | January 01, 2010

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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Overdrive Staff | January 01, 2010

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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By Staff Reports | October 01, 2009

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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