Coordination between the Centers for Disease Control and PHMSA reportedly continues as officials work to ensure there is not an Ebola outbreak in the U.S.
"If you don’t get involved, then as my dad and grampa would tell me, you don’t have any reason to complain when things are not going the way you think they should." --Owner-operator (retired) Mike McRae
Following the release of the American Transportation Research Institute's critical issues report, this poll probes Overdrive readers' own prioritization of ATRI's top ten carrier concerns.
This month in the Standout States series we look at Connecticut, which might get the most proverbial "bang" for its inspection buck with the highest number of violations per inspection on average – and the lowest percentage of clean inspections.
Fleet difficulty finding drivers rose to No. 2, followed by CSA, driver retention, the ELD mandate and truck parking. Weight in yourself via this post's related poll and in the comments.
The upcoming rule to increase the minimum amount of liability insurance that carriers and brokers must carry will have an additional step that allows fleets and owner-operators another chance to offer formal comment on the rule.
A rule proposal to increase the minimum amount of liability insurance carriers must have has been sent to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget — the final stop before the rule is published.
One insurance rep cites a likely 25 percent increase in premiums for independent owner-operators boosting $1 million liability coverage to $2M. More on FMCSA's expected insurance-hike proposal here.
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