Regulations

Uber’s self-driving truck may have violated Calif. law by testing on public roads

The inspection was prompted by the publication of an internal Otto document in which the company refers to testing its self-driving trucks on a daily basis around San Francisco, according to Forbes. This contradicts what Uber told California officials in February.

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First time for everything

In which Wendy takes heat for being "reasonable" relative to ELDs ... "I know, right? The words 'reasonable' and 'Wendy Parker' have probably never been used together in a sentence one single time..."

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Supreme Court could decide June 8 whether to hear ELD lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court could decide as early as June 8 whether it will hear the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's lawsuit against the federal government's rule to mandate use of electronic logging devices for truck drivers.

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Regs relief, autonomous trucking highlight topics for FMCSA committee meeting next month

FMCSA says it’s asking MCSAC for recommendations, related to autonomous vehicles, on CDLs, driver qualifications, ELDs, hours of service and inspection and maintenance and how the agency should navigate those issues, as they pertain to vehicle automation, through the federal regulatory framework.

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‘Take this e-log and shove it’: Terrance Mathis parodies Johnny Paycheck

Terrance Mathis' "Take This E-log and Shove It" parody version of Johnny Paycheck's classic, one of the entries in this year's Trucker Talent Search, is no doubt timely as a topic of discussion here, but also Mathis' showmanship and sense of humor just jump off the computer screen.

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Majority of drivers are opposed to federal approval for hair-sample testing for drugs

While such testing has long been sought by a variety of mostly large carrier interests, a slight majority of Overdrive readers oppose the move to hair testing, objecting to the privacy intrusion they believe it represents.

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Trump budget: More tolls and private rest areas, less money for DOT

Trump's budget would open up existing Interstate lanes to tolling, allow private companies to operate rest areas and slash the DOT budget over the next five years.

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Shot in the arm for the ELD fight: Mr. Justice joins Mr. Reed, others with sights on D.C.

Trucker-songwriter Tony Justice taking active role in spurring unity around opposition to the ELD mandate -- meanwhile, Scott Reed, Justice and others have set their sights on the first couple weeks of October for potential demonstration in D.C.

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Trump regulatory freeze further delays driver training rule

A January-issued memo from President Trump directing federal agencies to reassess certain regulations has again delayed the effective date of a rule establishing minimum training standards for new truck drivers.

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Senators press regulators to speed up implementation of driver drug testing changes

The senators noted in the letter the December 2015-passed FAST Act highway bill required the HHS to issue guidelines for hair testing as a method of detecting the use of drugs within one year, but the Dec. 4, 2016, deadline passed without action. Failing to meet the deadline, the letter adds, has prevented the DOT from allowing hair testing to be a federally approved testing method.

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