Regulations

Random drug testing of truckers to continue at 50 percent rate

Random drug testing rates for truck operators will remain at 50 percent, FMCSA announced recently.

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Indiana’s vanishing clean inspections, further speed scrutiny

Indiana ranks No. 5 nationwide for the smallest percentage of clean inspections.

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2014’s top stories, Part 2: Restart rollback, electronic log mandate, speed limiters and more

Overdrive delved through a web of analytics and a year’s worth of news and features posted on OverdriveOnline.com to put together a list of the top 20 stories from 2014. Here are the top 10 stories of the year.

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Best way to avoid inspection in Indiana: Slow down

With speeding accounting for nearly half of all moving-type infractions marked on inspection reports in 2013, Indiana ranks first in the nation for those violations.

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2014’s top stories, Part 1: Truckers’ right to carry, engine lawsuits, detention pay and more

Overdrive delved through a web of analytics and a year’s worth of news and features posted on OverdriveOnline.com to put together a list of the top 20 stories from 2014. Here are numbers 11-20.

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OIG report: FMCSA’s data on Mexican carriers invalid due to lack of participants

FMCSA’s work on the program complied with Congressional requirements, the Inspector General report notes, but the program had so few Mexican carrier participants that the data produced is insufficient.

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The regs: Threading the needle through 2014

Part 2 in this Channel 19 year in review highlights the most-read stories from the blog this year having to do with regulations -- and their enforcement. CARB, insurance, CSA, hours...

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Regulators: Santa Inc.’s authority revoked over medical cards, hours violations, more

When we attempted to reach out to Mr. Claus for confirmation of this grave report, his secretary referred us to the FMCSA Register, which showed a Dec. 23 listing for new operating authority granted to Claus LLC.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

DAT: Insurance increase would impact owner-ops most, increase not justified

An increase in the minimum amount of liability required for trucking companies would adversely affect owner-operators and smaller carriers at a disproportionate rate and may even force them to close shop, according to recent analysis from DAT Solutions.

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FMCSA publishes restart rollback notice, says it will publish another when rollback ends

Clearing up some grey area of the language of the appropriations law, FMCSA says it will issue another Federal Register notice when the rules "regain their legal force and effect," which will come no later than Sept. 30, 2015, and only after the agency has completed a study required by the law.

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