Critics say trust fund surety fails to protect truckers in claims against brokers
Critics note brokers' trust fund sureties can exist with little or lax regulation, and with too few trust assets backing them up. Learn more here on Overdrive.
March 4, 2020
Parking, ELDs, advocacy, self-insurance (‘level the playing field,’ anyone?) and more with Tilden Curl
This edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast features a talk with owner-operator Tilden Curl, who believes removal of the self-insurance option for motor carriers might, “dare I say it, ‘level the playing field’,” he says, when it comes to the price put on risk in underwriting standards put on carriers of all sizes, with numerous implications…
March 30, 2018
Electronic Logging Devices
Will enforcement use ELD data for purposes beyond hours of service?
Some in the industry have worried ELD data would be used at roadside or by compliance-review auditors to uncover violations other than hours infractions. If it is, it will be a violation of Congressional directive.
December 6, 2017
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
National Coalition on Truck Parking formed, results of Jason’s Law parking study released
DOT reps and stakeholder groups have signed a pledge of commitment to a newly created National Coalition on Truck Parking.
August 21, 2015
House votes to extend highway funding through end of year
The House passed Wednesday another short-term highway funding bill, as the current short-term patch is set to expire July 31.
July 15, 2015
Congress, with time expiring, introduces another highway bill patch
The House introduced late Monday another short-term highway funding patch — the third since MAP-21’s expiration last year — that would extend funding through the end of the year. The current highway funding patch is set to expire July 31.
July 14, 2015
DOT only taken half of bridge safety measures required by MAP-21 law
Only 12 of the 24 bridge safety actions required by the current MAP-21 highway funding law have been implemented by the Federal Highway Administration, according to a report released Aug. 26 by the DOT’s Office of the Inspector General.
August 28, 2014
Senate committee passes six-year MAP-21 extension bill unanimously
The Senate’s Environment and Public Works committee made quick work of the highway reauthorization bill it unveiled just this week, passing the six-year plan unanimously Thursday, May 15.
May 16, 2014
Senate highway bill would extend MAP-21 six years, bill low on trucking provisions
Not wanting to mess with success, the Senate Environment and Public Works committee delivered the policy portion of a six-year surface transportation reauthorization late Monday.
May 14, 2014
Senate transportation leaders push for long-term highway bill, maintaining spending levels
Key transportation leaders in the U.S. Senate have agreed to several priorities for the next highway bill, with the two key elements being passing a longer-term bill and maintaining current highway spending levels.
April 11, 2014
Regs review, CSA, driver pay highlight potential highway-bill action items discussed at MCSAC Day 1
What would you tell the FMCSA to focus on in terms of priority issues for the next highway reauthorization? Find here what FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee’s diverse membership thinks.
February 10, 2014
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