Data on cross-border program insufficient, FMCSA committee says; Mex carriers continue operation

| October 29, 2014

An FMCSA advisory committee approved a report critical of the U.S.-Mexico cross-border pilot program, notably the program's lack of inspection data and participation. Mexican carriers in the program now have full authority to operate in the U.S.

Show Overdrive photos of your tattoos

| October 29, 2014

Continuing through November, you can take a photo of your tattoo and upload it to the Show Us Your Ink gallery.

Division on liability insurance hike in the spotlight at regulatory meeting

| October 28, 2014

An FMCSA advisory committee discussion offered insight into how the agency will proceed with its rulemaking to increase liability insurance minimums and the potential consequences facing small business truckers if and when an increase occurs.

Bay & Bay boosts retention bonus

| October 28, 2014

Bay & Bay Transportation of St. Paul, Minn., increased its retention bonus for qualifying mileage contractors and company drivers by 1 cent for every dispatched mile driven, both loaded and empty, until Sept. 30, 2015. This ...

Diesel price continues skid, hits 3.5-year low

| October 28, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit its lowest point in nearly five years in the week ended Oct. 27, falling 2.1 cents to $3.635.

Committee recommends doc questionnaire on prescription pain meds

| October 28, 2014

Industry representatives worried that the questionnaire would put yet another stumbling block in the driver medical certification process; doctors argued it would help document their determination of whether a driver is fit to receive a medical card.

Cross-border haulers can now streamline Mexico border crossings

| October 27, 2014

A recent agreement between the U.S. and Mexico will allow carriers who carry freight to and from Mexico to become certified and therefore undergo fewer cargo exams and enjoy faster validation when crossing the border.

FMCSA: Hearing-impaired drivers who can’t speak OK to hold CDL

| October 27, 2014

Truckers who are hearing impaired and can communicate English -- but don’t speak it -- are not barred from having a CDL, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said this month.

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