regulations

Putting agency heads in trucks makes good sense

It makes sense that if someone is going to regulate the trucking industry, he or she should get real-world experience by spending time riding in a tractor-trailer.

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California group continues court battle over emissions regs

The California Construction Trucking Association has appealed a December 2012 ruling that CCTA says was a non-decision in its nearly two-year-long case with CARB's truck regulations.

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Running around Cali: Martin Jez’ 1988 Pete cabover

California-based owner-operator Jez realized he'd need to upgrade his emissions system in the near term -- he delayed the need by, well, buying old.

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Readers: More gun restriction won’t help

Nine out of ten Overdrive readers either favor the status quo on official gun control or call for fewer restrictions on ownership.

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Driver fatigue criteria questioned in court

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has requested a federal court’s intervention in what it describes as FMCSA amending out-of-service criteria outside the rulemaking process.

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Breaking: Regulators apologize for delaying Santa

Regulators have determined the Claus operation is an imminent hazard to the motoring public and have ordered Santa to cease operation effective immediately.

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CSA/PSP: Due process, access key operator concerns

Diving into the issues surrounding operators' access to information being collected about their businesses by DOT and due process concerns with dismissed citations/violations.

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Reader: FMCSA attacks safety ‘from the wrong end of the beast’

"If rates were up where they should be, drivers wouldn’t have to complain about receiving and loading fees one bit."

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Does FMCSA’s medical card verification program violate HIPAA?

Short answer: Probably not. Here find a roundup of viewpoints from readers on this and other issues surrounding FMCSA's new medical card-verification policy.

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Turkey day dispatch: More docs with CDLs needed?

"We need more thanks paid to the nation's drivers for the jobs you do day-in day-out. Clearly there's a dearth of it in many quarters."

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