LNG sold as diesel-gallon equivalent? Weight, measures council pushing for it

| March 24, 2014

A committee for the National Council on Weights and Measures has recommended that liquified natural gas be sold in terms of a diesel gallon equivalent rather than in units of mass, as it is now.

Hours rule waivers for propane haulers extended as Obama signs exemption bill

| March 24, 2014

Propane haulers in 36 states are exempt from federal hours-of-service regulations until May 31, as President Barack Obama signed a bill into law March 21 that extends waivers first granted in February by FMCSA.

Anti-ELD petition to White House launched; more voices on the mandate

| March 21, 2014

Language of the petition, which has a goal of 100,000 signatures collected by April 18, reflects voices of opposition among many Overdrive readers, approximately 3 of every 4 according to recent polling.

Pre-inspection pilot program for U.S.-Canada border crossings enters second phase

| March 21, 2014

A pilot program intended to test the feasibility of reducing wait time and congestion for truck crossings at the U.S.-Canadian border has entered its second phase at Peace Bridge, at the crossing between Fort Eerie, Ontario, and Buffalo, N.Y.

FMCSA updates definition of combination weight rating

| March 20, 2014

“Gross combination weight rating” has been redefined to clarify when CDL and other federal safety regulations apply to certain single-unit trucks towing trailers.

Emissions-reduction funding operation Cascade Sierra Solutions to close the doors

| March 20, 2014

The Eugene, Ore., headquarters, CSS says, will continue operating with a reduced staff in order to service loan repayments and complete existing grant contracts.

Round-up: MATS haps, and a cattle hauler on his long career

| March 20, 2014

Recently-retired bull wagon hauler Laurin Dreher reflects on a long career, while owner-operator Jeff Clark talks while he walks and more plans for MATS solidify...

Video log: Walk-around, test drive of the Mack Titan

| March 20, 2014

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts was in Allentown, Pa., March 20 touring the Mack Titan and taking the truck for a test drive. Here are videos of Roberts' test drive and walk-around of the truck.

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