Ferro: Safety Fitness Determination proposal coming in 2013

| December 03, 2012

A proposed rule that would allow FMCSA to use a carrier's CSA rankings to produce an overall safety rating will come in the first half of 2013, said FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

PSP 2.0 expands access to driver records, introduces iPhone app

| November 29, 2012

Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program crash/inspection violation history reports are now available to companies involved in hiring decisions beyond just interstate motor carriers.

Driving blindfolded or asleep? Avoid these states

| November 21, 2012

Atlas Van Lines has put together a clever infographic highlighting statistics about distracted driving and safety.

VIDEO, testimony: Randall Doane of Deaf Truckers United

| November 01, 2012

As FMCSA reps spoke of future routine nature of a medical qualifications exemption program for deaf drivers, Deaf Truckers United members engaged on current problems.

Hot button: Call a truce with marijuana?

| October 16, 2012

More than 60 percent of Overdrive readers favored some form of marijuana-use legalization or decriminalization, with a majority reflecting three current state ballot initiatives beyond medical use.

Four-wheeler scare-quotes ‘professional’

| October 08, 2012

A letter writer to a Minnesota newspaper, contending there's an epidemic of big-rig drivers' speeding on the nation's highways, is suffering from tunnel vision when he mocks drivers' "professional" badge of honor.

Readers: GPS regs won’t fill a void of common sense

| September 27, 2012

Politicians making ridiculous comparisons notwithstanding, in the late call for regulation of GPS units, many readers noted there could be no technological excuse for a lack of driver common sense.

Securement 201: How best to chain to a stake pocket

| September 25, 2012

What is the best way to use a stake pocket as a chain anchor point? Reader J.D. Bronson, among others, offers his preferred method.

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