Overdrive’s Truckers Tools offers easy access to FMCSA registry of med examinersImage Gallery

| May 21, 2014

In line with the effective date of the federal rule requiring drivers to see an FMCSA-approved medical examiner for DOT physicals, Overdrive has released in its Trucker Tools smartphone app a new function to help drivers find medical examiners based on their location and via search.

Med examiner rule takes effect: Drivers must now use FMCSA-approved docs

| May 21, 2014

Despite recent attempts by trucking trade groups to delay the effective date of the rule, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's rule to require drivers to be medically certified by examiners approved by the agency became effective May 21.

Key fleet challenges demand ‘innovative response’, exec says

| May 20, 2014

J.B. Hunt Senior Vice President Richie Henderson outlined key issues to open the 2014 ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., offering some ideas about how communications and other technology will continue to drive "innovative responses" that improve experiences for carriers' drivers and customers.

ATA infographics show trucking’s stronghold on U.S. freight

| May 20, 2014

Trucking moved nearly 70 percent of all domestic freight tonnage in the country in 2013, according to the American Trucking Associations. Here are a few infographics ATA produced to illustrate the point.

OOIDA questions agency’s e-log study, says it ignores small carriers

| May 20, 2014

OOIDA says the study lacks relevant data to prove its point that ELDs lower crash rates and lower preventable crash rates. OOIDA also contends that, not only is the data incomplete, it may have errors.

Diesel down again, edging downward as part of expected summer decline

| May 19, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another 1.4 cents in the week ended May 19 to $3.94, following two weeks of similar declines and sinking the price 4.1 cents since the start of May.

DOT adds raising carrier insurance minimums to regulatory calendar, pushes Safety Fitness rule back

| May 19, 2014

An official timeline for FMCSA's push to raise liability insurance minimums for carriers has been released by the Department of Transportation, and it signals the agency plans to begin work on the regulation quickly in hopes of publishing a proposed rule in November.

Med examiner rule update: ATA requests six-month delay, FMCSA boosting numbers

| May 19, 2014

ATA has joined the chorus asking the FMCSA to push back the effective date of its National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners until more examiners have been added to its rolls.

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