Reforming employee-driver compensation by removing the FLSA overtime exemption was among top recommendations, likewise expanding truck-parking availability, sleep apnea, further New Entrant attention and more.
Increased truck weight limits — more efficient or more damaging? Or both? Those questions were the main focus of a House Transportation & Infrastructure panel meeting Oct. 1.
FOR THE RECORD/ Raising truck weight limits on U.S. highways has been put off for the time being.
American Trucking Associations and the Association of American Railroads are backing a truck weight limit freeze.
A bipartisan amendment to require a study of the impact of heavier truck weight limits was approved.
Senate and House bills would raise limits to 97,000 pounds for six axles.
State will temporarily restrict the weight of loads that can access the Highway 36 Stillwater Lift Bridge.
Teamsters, safety advocates, railroads oppose heavier trucks, while ATA favors bill to allow them.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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