Teamsters come out against hours changes, ATA still supportive

| June 11, 2014

The Teamsters Union has voiced its opposition to recent Congressional action to roll back the 2013 changes to federal hours-of-service restart provisions, but ATA head Bill Graves is holding strong on the group’s support for suspending the changes.

Reader: Truck drivers essential to American way of life

| June 11, 2014

This letter and salute to the American driver came in from Elberta Bocock, administrator of a Facebook page that is itself something of a salute.

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.

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