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POLL: What’s your view of the ‘driver shortage’?

"Driver shortage" -- myth or reality, all about trucker pay or a reflection of a younger generation's generally unfavorable view of long-distance trucking, a by-product of a constraining regs enivronment? What's your view?

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Fuel prices continue to fall nationwide

Another significant drop in national fuel prices has the U.S.’ average price of diesel down to $2.338 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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Top 20 worst states for truck parking

Though California tops Overdrive's weighted rankings of the worst states for truck parking at No. 1, Northeast states occupied Nos. 2-6. Access news of new developments and more data in the top 20 list and these interactive maps.

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Debris slide, conditions close I-90 EB at Snoqualmie Pass

WsDOT reported all lanes of EB I-90 had reopened as of mid-morning after closing in the Snoqualmie Pass area at MM 34 near North Bend, Wash., following heavy snow and a debris slide.

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White House clears rule to set up new FMCSA system to score, target carriers

Few details are known about what the rule entails. According to the agency’s regulatory summary, it would give FMCSA a new system to “determine when a motor carrier is not fit to operate.” It’s unclear whether recent Congressional action to remove CSA rankings from public view will impact the SFD rule, however.

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Oregon, Washington areas under state of emergency with flooding, sinkholes and slides

NB I-5 is back open following a landslide near Woodland, Wash., in the Southwest part of the state that closed it entirely on Wednesday; problems elsewhere continue to mount.

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Date to ditch paper logs: Dec. 16, 2017

Set your timer, and start the process of wishing your paper logs a fond farewell.

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The new cost of e-log compliance and FMCSA’s denial of small business exemption

Following a comment dust-up over the real costs of compliance of an ELD mandate, the agency relaxed certain portions of required device spec's in the mandate's ultimate version. But it also blocked attempts at exempting small trucking companies from compliance.

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Outreach to immigrant communities among truckers should be a top priority of owner-op organizations

Reader owner-operator Ernest Tufft believes better outreach could encourage better "expectations of wages and working conditions, as a way to stabilize the marketplace for workers like me."

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Video: Inside the ELD mandate

Overdrive editors Todd Dills and James Jaillet discuss the Dec. 10 announced rule requiring truck drivers to use electronic logging devices to maintain records of duty status, breaking down the rule's general hardware spec's, pre-2000 exemption, smartphone compliance and more.

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