Tag: William McKelvie
Recalcitrant politicos in sights of anti-mandate rallies kicking off Monday nationwide
Organizers are hopeful that the Dec. 4 “ELD media blitz” in numerous locations nationwide will finally get the attention of lawmakers — some drivers, too — who have become recalcitrant in the face of a growing feeling of inevitability around the mandate.
December 1, 2017
Tuesday fright: Parking issues downright scary?
Toward a more-perfect Halloween post: A reader on the need for more parking capacity — and the legacy, or lack thereof as yet when it comes to publicly funded parking spaces, of Jason’s Law.
October 31, 2017
North Carolina enforcement: Where officer discretion can help
Professionalism at roadside can go a long way in influencing enforcement actions in North Carolina. The highway patrol there isn’t, by and large, “looking to jam up guys who are decent,” operators note. More in this CSA’s Data Trail profile of the state, by the numbers.
October 10, 2016
Why ‘automatic’ may or may not mean ‘automatic’ when it comes to ELDs
In OOIDA’s case against the ELD mandate, it argues FMCSA has not conformed to Congressional statute requiring ELDs because it didn’t require devices that ‘automatically’ record all hours. Did Congress really mean what it said?
April 15, 2016
Carriers, drivers aligned on need for shift in enforcement priorities
Following a speech at the 2013 CVSA spring workshop which decried states’ outsize inspection focus, Overdrive readers responded largely positively to a message of new traffic-enforcement priorities.
May 14, 2013
CSA smackdown, hot trucks and the ultimate disincentive
The Channel 19 Monday roundup: The CSA House hearing last week, a truck show upcoming in Tennessee, and new driver-disqualification powers across the pond.
September 17, 2012
Challenge No. 1: Adapting to change
Among the many challenges owner-operators face, perhaps the biggest is choosing exactly how to adapt to industry change to remain competitive and profitabile.
August 22, 2012
Truck parking push not over with Jason’s Law
Following the cheers that went up around the trucking community for the “Jason’s Law” truck parking legislation’s inclusion in the MAP-21 highway bill in June, owner-operators like Overdrive reader William McKelvie put a quick lid on the possibility of any resulting driver complacency relative to the parking problem. “While everyone has jumped on the proverbial […]
July 17, 2012
Does the EOBR mandate have another problem?
Some believe the electronic on-board recorder mandate written in this year’s highway bill could well be impossible to achieve, given the legislation’s language defining the electronic logging devices.
July 11, 2012
Owner-operators back in the news on EOBRs
The latest is following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s formal removal of the remedial-directive rule, which would have required carriers with big hours compliance problems to install electronic onboard recorders. After being thrown out by the court last year, FMCSA’s finally removed it from the regs. A feature in the Bismarck, N.D., Tribune newspaper […]
May 14, 2012
Interesting and odd parts of trucking, truck gauges, truck gallery and many more industry news items are featured.
November 1, 2011
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