Regulations

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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CSA scoring is faulty, unfair for small carriers, GAO report says

The scoring system used by FMCSA in its Compliance, Safety, Accountability system is flawed and is made up of an incomplete data set, particularly for small carriers, a GAO report concludes.

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

‘Trucking always a target for regulations’ — Overdrive editor talks politics, trucking regs on Road Dog

A few weeks back, Overdrive Executive Editor Jack Roberts went on Mark Wills' Road Dog Trucking News on Sirius to talk trucking regulations and how they relate to political ideologies of the day.

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Hours of service waivers for propane haulers extended to Dakotas, Florida

Propane haulers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Florida now are temporarily exempt from federal hours of service regulations, per two declarations issued this week by the FMCSA. Regional waivers now cover more than two-thirds of the U.S.

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