E-log mandate: Agency extends public comment period to June 26

| May 15, 2014

Following a request by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, FMCSA has extended the comment period for its proposed electronic logging device mandate, pushing back the comment period 30 days to June 26.

Next-gen oil test: Shell highlights benefits, durability in engine teardown eventImage Gallery

| May 15, 2014

Can the fuel economy and emissions reductions benefits of lower viscosity engine oil -- thinner oil, essentially -- be realized without sacrificing durability and, thus, engine life? It's a question that's faced oil makers since development ...

Senate highway bill would extend MAP-21 six years, bill low on trucking provisions

| May 14, 2014

Not wanting to mess with success, the Senate Environment and Public Works committee delivered the policy portion of a six-year surface transportation reauthorization late Monday.

What to expect during Roadcheck 2014

| May 14, 2014

During the 72-hour Roadcheck program, in operation now for more than two decades, a motor carrier is three times more likely than usual to see one of its trucks/drivers inspected in the U.S. and Canada.

Agency clarifies roadside inspection rules for older e-log devices

| May 14, 2014

FMCSA has issued guidance clarifying the roadside inspection regulation for trucks equipped with automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs).

Peterbilt releases book commemorating 75th anniversary

Overdrive Staff | May 14, 2014

Peterbilt’s limited-edition anniversary book, Peterbilt 75 Years of Class, is now available through the Peterbilt Store at www.peterbilt.com. Peterbilt 75 Years of Class takes a comprehensive look at the company’s past, present and future through more ...

More hours flexibility could ‘ease e-log angst’?

| May 14, 2014

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts asked the question in the title of a blog post on the CCJ website in which he discusses the hours flexibility issue relative to the proposed electronic logging device mandate.

FMCSA: Study shows lower crash rates with e-logs, but ‘skewed’ to bigger carriers

| May 13, 2014

Electronic logs have a beneficial impact on truck safety, according to a study posted Monday by FMCSA. The agency does, however, say the study is "skewed" toward large, for-hire carriers.

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