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The Overdrive staff delves into the Arrow Trucking debacle, texting, driver contests, Pride & Polish, DOE funding, CARB compliance assistance, tariff modifications in the Port of Los Angeles, air emissions and much more.

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Hours regs debated at opening session

Comments at Jan. 19’s session ranged from a request to keep the existing rules to urging a rewrite.

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Beyond the Rate

Many owner-operators at times depend on brokers, yet brokers appear to hold the upper hand when negotiating loads and rates.

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Age and BMI cutoffs, California's Truck and Bus Rule, truckers off work Hours of Service regulations and heavy-duty engine emissions are among the issues featured.

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Consumer, safety and labor groups have petitioned a federal court for permission to pursue a third round of litigation to overturn the hours of service rule.

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Featured article: Ports of Confusion

It's every operator's nightmare: new California Air Resources Board regulations. With last-minute regs changes and a hardcore freight downturn, compliance is even tougher for cash-strapped operators, who are starting to avoid California altogether.

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