The research used by FMCSA to justify its hours of service rule is seriously flawed and calls into question the entirety of the rule itself, said the American Transportation Research Institute in a study released this week.
Owner-operator smartphone users overwhelmingly access the Web daily, with more than 75 percent saying they access every day and more than 20 percent saying they’re constantly connected to the Web, according to Overdrive’s 2014 Connectivity Study.
Thursday, April 24, 9 a.m. PDT, the California Air Resources Board will discuss and take public comment on some compliance alternatives proposed for its Statewide Truck and Bus Rule.
The latest Overdrive report, just out, says demand for owner-operator services is high and the balance of leased and independent operators continues to shift.
The current $750,000 minimum liability insurance required to be held by carriers is too low, said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week, and the agency plans to create a rule upping that minimum.
Like the rest of society, owner-operators have become connected via smartphones, the Web and social media, and the increasingly ubiquitous use of mobile devices to perform business and personal tasks highlight Overdrive’s 2014 Connectivity Study.
The public comment period for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's proposed Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rule has been extended a month to May 21, spurred by a request from the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.
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