Regulations

Increased federal weight limits: Voices against

| November 19, 2013

Cary Goodman, Dan Gerster weigh in -- no pun intended -- on the notion of increasing federal weight limits to 97,000 lbs. with the addition of a third trailer axle. What do you think?

Agency needs to justify hours rule that’s ‘purely ideological,’ congressman says

| November 19, 2013

Overdrive had the exclusive opportunity to speak with Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.), who's been backing a delay of the new hours rule since July, about the upcoming House hearing on hours of service rules.

Drivers need more professional discretion: Voices on the hours changesPodcast

| November 18, 2013

In this Voices-series podcast, operators weigh in further on the hours changes as a House subcommittee hearing looms Nov. 21. Call 530-40-VOICE, 530-408-6423, to weigh on these and other issues.

More than 50% of drivers report at least 5% pay drop due to hours of service rules, ATRI reports

| November 18, 2013

More than half of driver respondents in a recent study say that the July 1 hours of service rule change has decreased their pay by 5 percent or more.

Bon voyage — a final word on leaving trucking

| November 16, 2013

Thomas Dempsey's farewell to trucking "toward a more stable industry, one that young people will want to enter, and current drivers will choose to stay with, and be proud to do."

Comments sought on latest Mexican cross-border carrier applicant

| November 15, 2013

Those interested in commenting on Road Machinery’s Pre-Authorization Safety Audit must include the notice’s Federal Docket Management System No., FMCSA-2011-0097.

House subcommittee sets hours hearing date: Nov. 21Podcast

| November 15, 2013

The contracting and workforce subcommittee to the House Small Business Committee will hear testimony on the economic impact of the July 1 hours of service changes Nov. 21.

Solidarity with the dispatcher, forces against CARB low-use exemption change

| November 14, 2013

FirstFleet drivers band behind a dispatch/payroll office employee battling cancer. Forces at work against CARB's low-use mileage boost?

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