Driver coercion rule clears White House, set for publication

| May 01, 2014

FMCSA's so-called Prohibition of Coercion rule has cleared the next hurdle in the rulemaking process, as the White House's Office of Management and Budget has given the regulation its stamp of approval.

Traffic added $9.2 billion to trucking industry costs in 2013

| May 01, 2014

Trucking lost $9.209 billion to traffic congestion in 2013, according to a recent report from the American Transportation Research Institute, who says the industry in aggregate was delayed 141 million hours in the year.

Bill could require carriers to pay drivers for detention time

| April 30, 2014

The Obama administration's highway bill provisions include driver compensation reform, including a requirement that carriers pay drivers for time spent on-duty but not driving.

Owner-operator digital usage: Mobile uptick key trend in OD survey

| April 30, 2014

Like the rest of society, owner-operators have become connected via smartphones, the Web and social media, and the increasingly ubiquitous use of mobile devices to perform business and personal tasks highlight Overdrive’s 2014 Connectivity Study.

Drivewyze bypass system adds 6 Texas spots

| April 30, 2014

Drivewyze and the Texas Department of Public Safety announced that Texas has added Drivewyze PreClear bypass service to the state’s six busiest commercial vehicle weigh stations.  The six stations are: • Queen City Weigh Station on U.S. ...

Foxx sends Obama highway bill to Congress, trucking groups unhappy with tolling measures

James Jaillet & Kevin Jones | April 29, 2014

The Obama administration's transportation funding plan has officially made its way to Congress, as Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx unveiled the four-year, $302 billion plan April 29. Trucking groups, however, disapprove of the bill and its allowance of tolling Interstates.

CSA crash-weighting study to be released in June, FMCSA says

| April 29, 2014

Full implementation of the Safety Fitness Determination rule, which would replace the current safety-rating system, could follow two years after a hoped-for September proposal. More news from MCSAC's CSA Subcommittee meeting...

Driver helps trooper subdue wanted criminal at rest area

| April 29, 2014

Oklahoma-based driver Harry Welker has been named the latest TCA Highway Angel for his efforts in helping subdue a belligerent man who was in a fight with a Kansas state trooper.

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