Regulations

Hours of service exemptions for propane haulers extended to March 1

| February 07, 2014

The hours of service waivers issued for propane haulers in the South, East and Midwest have been extended to March 1, pushed back from their previous end date of Feb. 11.

Public ignorant to costs added to goods by trucking regulations: Part 3 of OD spot on Road DogPodcast

| February 06, 2014

Overdrive Executive Editor Jack Roberts said in a radio appearance the public doesn't realize the burden it bears in paying for goods with prices elevated by regulations placed on the trucking industry. Listen to the segment here.

Upping fuel economy for trucks would yield savings for consumers and boost economy, report says

| February 05, 2014

The average U.S. household would save about $250 a year if medium- and heavy-duty trucks in the U.S. cut their fuel consumption by 50 percent, according to a recent report.

CSA works and is not biased against small carriers, FMCSA report concludes

| February 05, 2014

Coming on the heels of a government-issued report saying CSA's scoring method is faulty and unfair, FMCSA has released a study concluding the opposite: The system does work to identify carriers who pose the greatest crash risk, the agency says.

You read it here first: CSA’s built-in unfairness

| February 04, 2014

With the March and May issue installments of Overdrive's CSA Data Trail stories, Senior Editor Todd Dills scooped GAO's report this week by at least seven months.

Bush didn’t overturn emissions regs, public needs truck education: Part 2 of OD visit to Road DogPodcast

| February 04, 2014

In the second segment of OD's Jack Roberts' visit to Mark Willis' Road Dog Trucking News show, Roberts recalls the trucking industry's rejoicing over the election of President Bush, who ended up doing nothing to curb tightening emissions regs.

Vehicle-to-vehicle communication coming for light vehicles, could loom for trucks

| February 04, 2014

Regulations are coming that would require manufacturers of light vehicles to place vehicle-to-vehicle communication devices in new cars and trucks, DOT announced this week. It also said these regs could influence similar requirements for large trucks.

‘Still not listening’: Readers react to FMCSA’s hours study

| February 04, 2014

Overdrive readers in large part showed skepticism over FMCSA's hours-impact study and its conclusion that last year's changes improve safety -- Congressman continues call for independent review.

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