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Driver harassment, the hours rule, Navistar's engine transision, sleep apnea regulations and more industry news items are featured.

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Teamsters challenges Mexican trucker safety

Union countered to halt cross-border trucking program with Mexico, which was preceded by Mexico filing a brief.

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FMCSA asks court to exclude recorder use survey

Driver survey indicated enforcement officers make poor use of EOBR data, but carriers utilize the devices effectively to harass drivers.

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Hours debacle covered at news site Politico

**(Overdrive editor Max Heine is posting updates from the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting via the OD Twitter feed and Facebook page today. Expected to be included among the news are company driver and owner-operator of the year awards. Stay tuned.)** Click through the thumbnail of the graph here for Politico writer Adam Snider's brief dissection of the debate over the new hours rule, his reporting tracking primarily in the divisions over what exactly is wrong ...

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Federal, state governments review owner-operator status

Federal and state entities increasingly are questioning if owner-operators should be regarded as employees for tax purposes.

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ATA sides with agency over use of electronic logs

ATA filed an amicus brief Feb. 24 with the U.S. Court of Appeals in support of using electronic onboard recorders.

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ProStar+ with MaxxForce 15 on Texas highways

An Overdrive editor is impressed by the strong, quiet ride when he takes this Navistar tractor out to see how it performs.

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FMCSA defends cross-border program in court

Among its responses, FMCSA argued OOIDA had not shown evidence its members will experience a loss of business.

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Trucking groups oppose future tolls

State trucking associations and national trucking groups wrote Senate to vote against tolling interstates.

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Truce in truck weight debate

American Trucking Associations and the Association of American Railroads are backing a truck weight limit freeze.

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