Driver braves 14-degree temps to help family in bad crash

| June 10, 2014

Robert Sutton, a driver out of Meridian, Idaho, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association after he came to the aid of a family of four that had been involved in a crash on an icy road.

House clears bill amendment to stop FMCSA from raising carrier insurance minimums

| June 10, 2014

Continuing Congressional action of late to try to rein in FMCSA regulatory activities, the House voted to add an amendment to its DOT funding bill to stop the agency from increasing the minimum amount of liability insurance carriers must have.

Voices on the call for FMCSA head to resign

| June 10, 2014

Was OOIDA's move the right one -- or is the "be careful what you ask for, you just might get it" adage an appropriate consideration? More views here on the org's call for Anne Ferro to resign.

Diesel hits lowest point since January, falls sixth week in a row

| June 10, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped again in the week ended June 9, falling 2.6 cents to $3.892, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.

Finalist Michele Pruitt: ‘I think beauty is within’

| June 09, 2014

Pruitt is a self-described “country girl.” She’s usually found wearing her boots, hats and jeans.

VA’s hard work begins with Shinseki’s departure

| June 09, 2014

One in three Overdrive readers got what they wanted when Veterans Affairs head Eric Shinseki stepped down in late May. More on reaction to VA problems here.

Senate DOT appropriations bill would set e-log, CSA safety fitness determination deadlines

James Jaillet & Kevin Jones | June 09, 2014

In addition to offering restart-changes relief pending further study, the bill requires an ELD final rule by January 2015 and SFD proposal by December of this year, in addition to an OIG audit of the compliance review program.

Livestock haulers granted exemption to hours rule’s break requirement

| June 08, 2014

Drivers carrying livestock will soon be exempt from the 30-minute break rule required by federal hours-of-service rules, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced June 6.

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