Government shutdown? Not for FMCSA, trucking regs

James Jaillet and Todd Dills | October 01, 2013

Enforcement of trucking regulations and the operation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will not be affected by the federal government shutdown that went into effect Oct. 1.

Let’s not forget — Congress now has just 365 days to pass a highway funding bill

| October 01, 2013

In light of Congress' inability to handle passing a general budget, how will it be able to pass another highway bill? Trucking needs to prepare itself to be involved in the process, writes Kevin Jones.

Natural gas 101: What owner-operators need to know

| September 30, 2013

Truck makers feel that heavy-duty natural gas trucks eventually could make up 15 to 20 percent of the Class 8 market in the United States, Here’s a primer to get you ready.

Left-coast gamble: CARB’s enforcement potential, narrow compliance alternatives

| September 30, 2013

Part 2 of this feature series looks at alternatives to CARB Truck and Bus Rule compliance for owner-operators of 1996-2006 model year equipment and CARB's enforcement muscle.

Left-coast gamble: CARB forces tough yearend decision for many owner-operators

| September 27, 2013

What choice will you make? This first in a three-part series shares tools to help and perspective on short- and long-term preparation for the future of emissions regulations.

Obamacare exchanges open, drivers sound off

| September 27, 2013

Forty percent of Overdrive readers remain uncertain of how they will purchase insurance in 2014, as Obamacare implementation approaches.

Rate undercutting getting worse?

| September 26, 2013

Independents are feeling the pinch in certain quarters -- some contend rate undercutting by other carriers without the business sense to make a healthy profit are a sizable part of the problem.

Analysis shows problematic background on 3% of used trucks

| September 25, 2013

A RigDig study of all truck history reports run by customers during the five months ending Sept. 3 showed 2.9 percent of the trucks had been flagged as junk, salvage or having a serious issue, such as fire or flood damage.

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