Regulations

Dept. of Energy, Oregon log haulers get hours-of-service exemptions

FMCSA in recent weeks announced it has granted the Oregon Trucking Associations and the Department of Energy their requested exemptions from the 30-minute break requirement of the 2013 hours-of-service rule.

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FMCSA’s Darling to remain in charge of agency for now

Darling has headed the agency since former Administrator Anne Ferro’s August 2014 departure as "acting administrator." He will now continue to run FMCSA without that title.

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Bendix takes Wingman collision avoidance tech to next level, includes auto slowdown for speeding

Potentially most pertinent for truck operators are the system’s autonomous actions, such as braking when a collision is anticipated and engine disengagement when the truck speeds longer than the system’s programmed threshold.

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Mid-America Trucking Show: Follow the show live on Overdrive

Overdrive will be covering the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show live throughout the week. Here's how to keep up with the news, announcements and other action from the show.

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Kenny Capell’s obstruction of justice case at the scale house, in his own words

Capell hopes it becomes common practice in law enforcement to better respect the job trucking professionals do by refraining from waking sleeping codrivers absent reasonable suspicion.

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DOT should look at uniforming oversize and overweight permitting practices, GAO says

The GAO recommended last month that the DOT identify the best practices for states’ oversize and overweight permitting, including studying automated vehicle routing and escort driver certification.

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Congress’ latest alert over CSA scores

New House bill 1371 would pull carrier CSA scores from public view, require FMCSA to revamp program.

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It’s the little things, like Google

Not rocket science: Allow small things to go faster than large things... they'll explode into stardust when they hit the large things.

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

Bill would expand trucker drug testing options to hair samples

Both chambers of Congress introduced recently a bill that would allow trucking companies the option to drug test their drivers via hair sample rather than urine sample to satisfy federal drug testing requirements.

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GAO rep: FMCSA’s app the latest misstep in pushing ‘unreliable’ CSA scores

Susan Fleming of the Government Accountability Office said FMCSA's smartphone app release this week, which highlights carriers' CSA ratings, again exposed the need to remove the scores from public view.

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