Todd Spencer

Language of the MCSAC/MRB sleep apnea recommendations

You've more than likely seen the news, available via Overdrive here, that firm recommendations for guidance on required evaluation and treatment for sleep apnea among truck drivers with a body mass index (BMI) measurement of 35 or higher came down from the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee in their joint meeting with the Medical Review Board late yesterday. At the 11th hour, too, a second formal recommendation was added to the discussion mix, namely ...

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Friday Channel 19 news round-up: Cross-border trucking; ‘driver shortage'; and the 1 on the 53 and the 99

Separate but not equal That separation could be diminishing when it comes to U.S. and Mexican tucking, now that a new pilot program for cross-border long haul is under way.  In the wake of the Oct. 21 border ceremony at Laredo, when the first Mexican truck crossed as part of the new cross-border pilot program, notes J.E. Dyer at the Hot Air Green Room website, the job-creation rhetoric so prominent in Washington these days has been revealed for ...

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Breaking Free

From fighting for enhanced freedom to haul in its early days to stressing smart business practices later, Overdrive has championed the owner-operator’s concerns.

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LogBook

Driver data could go public, U.S. and Mexico sign trucking deal, broker regulatory bill reintroduced and other industry news items are featured.

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Logbook

Owner-operator pay to rise, researcher trashes hour studies, Shell selects SuperRigs trucks, groups push for safer trucks and many more industry news items are featured.

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New Cross-Border Plan

First Mexican trucks expected this year under plan with extra safety measures.

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LogBook

A capacity shortage, a fatigue inspection, a new tax requirement and highway heroes are among the featured news items.

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Fast Forward

FMCSA, after requiring onboard recorders for violation-prone carriers, now seeks a mandate for all OTR operations.

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LogBook

A long-haul cross-border Mexican trucking program is proposed, Dart buys Fil-More assets, trucking groups back ATA's appeal against the Port of Los Angeles and many other industry news items are featured.

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Cool Reception

FMCSA’s proposed hours of service revision stirs criticisms.

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