Can you sing? Prove it in talent contest

| May 13, 2014

The Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search, sponsored by Chevron Delo, is looking for truckers who love to sing. Submissions will be accepted through May 26.

60-day comment period for e-log mandate too short, CVSA says, requests 30-day extension

| May 13, 2014

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has asked FMCSA to give stakeholders an extra 30 days to submit comments on the agency's proposed electronic logging device mandate, citing the complexity and significance of the rule as reasons.

Carrier groups want expansion of drug database rule, petition FMCSA

| May 13, 2014

Some trucking and enforcement groups have asked FMCSA to expand its drug and alcohol clearinghouse rule to require carriers to report “actual knowledge” of drug use by drivers. OOIDA says such "unverifiable" information should not be used against a driver.

Price of diesel drops again, could be start of summer drop off

| May 12, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended May 12, dropping 1.6 cents to $3.948. The decreases could be the beginning of the DOE-predicted summer decline, when the national average price is expected to slide to a $3.87 summer average.

Low participation plaguing cross-border trucking program with Mexico

| May 12, 2014

Five months remain in the pilot cross-border trucking program with Mexico, which has continued to report few safety violations but low participation: Just 13 carriers have authority, compared to the nearly 50 FMCSA said it would need.

New Pilot opens in N.M.

Overdrive Staff | May 12, 2014

  Pilot Flying J opened a new Pilot Travel Center today in Hobbs, N.M.    The Pilot Travel Center is the 8th location in New Mexico.   The new location at 3710 W. Carlsbad ...

Court upholds trucker’s death penalty conviction

| May 12, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has affirmed the death sentence of a trucker convicted for the 2007 murders of his boss and the company safety director.

FMCSA unveils rule to prohibit coercion of drivers by carriers, shippers, brokers

| May 12, 2014

A proposed rule prohibiting carriers, shippers, brokers and others from coercing drivers to drive beyond hours of service limits or other federal rules has been released by FMCSA, and the agency is taking public comment for 90 days.

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