regulations

CARB to boost low-use mileage exemption

| November 08, 2013

Good news for owner-operators and fleets in the Eastern U.S. who run to California only occasionally or can keep their in-state miles below the 5,000-7,500 range per year: The state's upping its low-use exemption mileage. ...

Attention to detention: Solutions to the problem of uncompensated time, part 2

| October 28, 2013

Many carriers have moved in in the direction of time-based pay systems with hourly detention-pay plans, including small fleets; some strategies for detention-rate negotiations take shape.

Looking for fleet/owner-operator common ground

| October 26, 2013

If drivers and fleet folks truly presented a united front on hours to Congress and regulators, would anything change for the better in terms of flexibility?

Hours rules, CSA top industry issues, study shows

| October 24, 2013

Though taken from fleet executive responses and geared toward the same group, an annual study released this week shows regulations and programs of the federal government — namely, hours of service rules and CSA — ...

One quarter down: Economic impact of new hours rule?

| October 21, 2013

Have you seen direct mileage and/or revenue reductions over the last quarter yourself? If so or if not, let's keep the conversation on the rules ongoing. (Bonus: Trucker's Wife tee available...)

Readers react to the Ride for the Constitution

| October 10, 2013

Reader reactions for and against the Ride for the Constitution, slated to run Oct. 11-13. Our poll on participation in the action continues to show support falling but still at significant levels.

Left-coast gamble: Other CARB regs and deadlines

| October 02, 2013

This last portion of this series details other of CARB's diesel equipment-focused emissions rules, interwoven with its primary truck and bus rule on powertrains.

Hot Button: What would be the No. 1 effect of a wide owner-operator shutdown?

| September 27, 2013

Opinion on the potential effects resulting from a wide shutdown has varied widely among Overdrive readers -- from a solid negative for truckers' public image to political leverage on regs.

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