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Changing trucking for the better

| January 22, 2013

Overdrive columnist Kevin Rutherford's suggestion that owner-operators build personal tribes to share information and advocate for positive industry change drew praise, commentary.

CSA audit begins as data quality comes into question

| January 17, 2013

The DOT Inspector General wants to gauge whether FMCSA has in place adequate measures to make sure that the quality of data being used to evaluate carriers is sufficient.

Supreme Court will hear ATA case against Port of Los Angeles

| January 17, 2013

ATA's lawsuit against the Port of Los Angeles' and its 2008 requirements of carriers in regards to using only company drivers and not independent contractors is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Dept. of Energy asks for exemption from DOT’s hours rule

| January 17, 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy has asked that its hazmat drivers be exempted from the hours-of-service 30-minute rest break provision.

SoCal port drivers become first in decades to reach bargaining agreement

| January 17, 2013

Toll Group drivers serving Los Angeles and Long Beach ports have become the first truckers to reach a collective bargaining agreement in decades.

Readers: More gun restriction won’t help

| January 16, 2013

Nine out of ten Overdrive readers either favor the status quo on official gun control or call for fewer restrictions on ownership.

The smell of an EOBR by any other name

| January 15, 2013

If you're an EOBR mandate supporter, is "electronic logging device" or "electronic log" any sweeter? Public debate over the mandate suggests, well, roses.

FMCSA opens enforcement toolkit for carriers

| January 11, 2013

New materials from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration purport to help motor carriers manage safety issues in the prism of CSA.

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