In response to a request sent to the DOT, FMCSA has issued an hours-of-service exemption to propane haulers in 24 states due extreme temperatures that has caused shortages of propane in affected areas.
Point of view on wide single tires to replace duals on drive and trailer axles is all over the map, as evidenced by a recent discussion here on OverdriveOnline.com and Facebook.
FMCSA is set to publish a proposed rule that will allow it to suspend or revoke the authority of motor carriers who have been found to have a pattern of "egregious disregard" for federal safety rules, rather than relying on results of compliance reviews alone.
A survey of nearly 1,700 long-haul truck drivers showed a "constellation of chronic disease risk factors" in long-haul drivers, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, physical inactivity and sleep duration.
Pilot Flying J said this week that by Dec. 31, 2013, it had paid 95 percent of the companies it owed money to in its $85 million settlement with 5,500 trucking companies that an Arkansas court approved in November.
The U.S. needs to stand up and face a looming "infrastructure deficit" by passing a long-term highway funding bill, Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said this week, touting various proposals for bolstering funding and increasing efficiency.
Ten men have been indicted on charges of conspiracy and theft for allegedly stealing nearly $1 million in trucks, trailers and cargo in a period of more than 10 years, and their trial is set to begin Feb. 18.
Peterbilt will show its new all-purpose vocational Model 567, Kenworth its T880 with mixer body (recently in full production), at the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas January 21-24.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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