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Carrier ‘absolute measure’ scores return to five CSA categories

Each carrier's CSA SMS profile now includes in its public view each carrier's "absolute measure" score in five of the seven BASIC categories of analysis.

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Owner-operators, public get an extra 60 days to comment on new carrier rating system proposal

FMCSA has extended the comment period for the Safety Fitness Determination rule proposal 60 days, until May 23. The rule would do away with the Satisfactory, Conditional and Unsatisfactory ratings and replace it with a simple fit or unfit rating.

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Rand McNally launches new version of routing, mapping software

The new version of the program will feature several functional changes that will help companies plan routes more efficiently, Rand McNally announced. It will allow users to create multiple routes on a single screen to more clearly see routes, maps and overviews, and it also provides enhanced toll data that includes transponder discount rates.

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Trucker pay has plummeted in the last 30 years, analyst says

Here's how much truck operators would have made on average last year had trucker pay kept up with inflation since 1980.

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Owner-Operator of the Year finalist Mark Tricco talks 4 million safe miles, work-life balance

“As long as you can balance home life and work, and having a good wife at home helps, you’ll have a good career,” he says. Tricco is up for the $25,000 prize that comes with the Overdrive-TCA Owner-Operator of the Year award. The winner will be announced Tuesday, March 8.

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FMCSA unveils driver training rule proposal, sets up core curriculum and more for pre-CDL drivers

The DOT released today a proposed rule that would establish a standard curriculum for new truckers receiving their CDL, require minimum driving time during training and set up a registry of FMCSA-approved driver training entities.

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34-hour restart: Readers weigh in on options for its future

With the 34-hour restart remaining in complicated limbo, the results of the polling show that the largest share of Overdrive readers prefer the restart to, simply, remain as it is in the hours of service rules.

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Voting for Overdrive’s Most Beautiful now open

Readers may vote daily through April 6 to help Overdrive select the top 10 women who exemplify professionalism and inner and outer beauty.

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Senate committee approves Darling’s FMCSA nomination

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved T.F. Scott Darling III's nomination to be the next head of the FMCSA Thursday, and he will await the confirmation of the full Senate to take the position.

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ELD/trucking software provider Load Logistics hosting Mar. 10 demo

Load Logistics, the first ELD provider to be listed on the FMCSA's ELD registry, is hosting a March 10 full product demonstration of its transportation management software in Covington, Ga.

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