Overdrive’s Owner-Operator of the Year presented with pickup

| April 25, 2014

Terry Smith, 2013 Owner-Operator of the Year in the contest produced by Overdrive and TCA, picked up his prize Thursday: A new 2013 Ram 2500 pickup.

CARB approves some compliance alternatives, deadline delays for owner-ops, small fleets

| April 25, 2014

CARB has voted to amend some of its emissions regulations deadlines, giving owner-operators and small fleets who financially were unable to comply with the rule some compliance alternatives.

Connectivity for leisure: Facebook rules non-work Web use

| April 25, 2014

  2014 Internet Use Study stories Both in the listed responses for favorite non-work website and the most-accessed app and site from mobile devices, Facebook is king, as the social networking site is listed with great regularity ...

ELD mandate could pave way for time-based pay prevalence

| April 25, 2014

At least, watchers say, carriers may have better tools to support negotiation of hourly detention-pay schemes with shippers and receivers -- others, however, see potential downsides in the future, such as FMCSA further limiting hours...

Owner-operators speak passionately for and against CARB extensions in hearing

| April 25, 2014

Proposed amendments to delay some emissions regulations deadlines and allow alternate compliance options for small fleet owners were presented to the California Air Resources Board April 24 to consider and adopt. Trucking reps gave hours of impassioned testimony both for and against the amendments.

Cummins nat gas recall affects some Mack, Volvo trucks

| April 24, 2014

Mack and Volvo both have issued truck recalls in relation to the larger recall by Cummins and Cummins-Westport for two of their natural gas engines.

Hours rule flaws: Study finds fault in FMCSA research, calls for review of rule

| April 23, 2014

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.

Drivers stand to benefit from ELDs?

| April 23, 2014

Jack Roberts, writing in CCJ, highlights "growing evidence that ELDs won’t be all bad for drivers" and the core of ELD opposition as of a piece with reaction to the growing "surveillance state"...

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