Regulations

Anti-ELD petition to White House launched; more voices on the mandate

Language of the petition, which has a goal of 100,000 signatures collected by April 18, reflects voices of opposition among many Overdrive readers, approximately 3 of every 4 according to recent polling.

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Agency orders two carriers to shut down for myriad of violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this week it has shut down two separate trucking companies, issuing both imminent hazard out-of-service orders for various violations.

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Charts: ‘Driver satisfaction’ unchanged, despite weather, regulatory changes

Despite severe winter weather and "renewed economic and regulatory pressures" on trucking, drivers were no more dissatisfied with their jobs in the winter of 2014 than they were two and a half years earlier, according to charts from Stay Metrics.

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Author: ‘U.S. law in need of simplification, basic human empathy’

"Overhaul and simplify the law to release the energy and passion of Americans so that we can begin to address the challenges of our society." --Philip K. Howard, from a 2010 talk that rings with messages directly applicable to trucking

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Cabover at the Neal awards — and plenty of gratitude

Journalistic awards are great, but it's too often the case that the crucial element of the business of trade press is lost in the discourse that emerges from shop talk -- the importance of listening to the readers.

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Hours rule, CSA draw sharp criticism in House hearing, FMCSA head Ferro defends both

FMCSA head Anne Ferro defended in front of Congress last week her agency and two of its most criticized regulatory actions in recent years — the hours-of-service rule changes made in July of last year and the agency's CSA program.

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ELD mandate: Readers respond

Among Overdrive readers, more than half of the respondents to a poll conducted in the weeks prior to the ELD mandate's release showed a strong preference for another line or work or retirement over use of the devices.

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Senate passes bill to exempt propane haulers from hours reg to May 31, bill goes to president

The Senate unanimously passed March 14 a bill that would extend hours-of-service waivers for propane haulers and home heating fuel haulers to March 31. The bill now goes to President Obama, where his signature would make it law.

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

Overdrive’s CSA exposé wins a top journalism award

Overdrive won the Grand Neal Award for its series of stories and interactive website on the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

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New rule includes 8 ways to help prevent e-log harassment

FMCSA outlines eight proposed provisions to attempt to prevent driver harassment with ELDs. Congress and the courts directed FMCSA to include safeguards against driver harassment in the rule.

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