Regulations

Short-haul intermodal fleet petitions FMCSA for logbook exemption

RDS is seeking the exemption for the times the drivers work longer than 12 hours.

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Trucker pay reform efforts at state level could be stymied by revival of Denham Amendment

Congress is again considering legislation that would block state-level efforts to dictate driver pay reforms and hours of service restrictions. The so-called Denham Amendment, first brought to the table by Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) in 2015, seeks to reassert federal authority over hours of service regulations and the industry’s standard per-mile driver pay model.

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Between cynicism and hope: Readers, associations weigh in on ramifications of CSA study

While many readers were cynical about the entire project, associations from OOIDA to ATA were hopeful that the National Academies' CSA revision recommendations would be taken seriously by the FMCSA.

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‘The real problem’ isn’t ELDs

Now that it appears the ELD mandate is about to amplify the shortcomings of the hours of service rule, it’s time to address the real problem, not its surrogate.

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Audio tour through Tony Justice’s new ‘Stars, Stripes and White Lines’ album

The time has come, drivers. Tony Justice's new record, "Stars, Stripes and White Lines," is out and on its way to the truck-stop racks for an official June 30 release. As he and his wife, Misty, note in this Overdrive Radio podcast tour through the album, after a couple months for the physical CD release, a digital release follows in September.

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POLL update: What’s your most likely response to the ELD mandate?

With the principle legal challenge (OOIDA's court battle) to the ELD mandate at an end, assuming the end-of-year enforcement deadline remains, what's your current plan for dealing with the mandate? Weigh in in this poll.

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TransComply, Iron Apple enter agreement on food safety compliance training

Under the agreement, the companies will consult on the development of new services for carriers regarding the transport of perishable food, and refer their customers to the other company's services.

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Terrorist truck attacks spur attention to autonomous braking systems around the world

Australia is reportedly moving toward mandating AEB for all new heavy trucks, following Europe's lead, after automatic braking prevented further loss of life in last year's truck attack at a Christmas market in Berlin.

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Notes on having notes

"I firmly believe enough interest can be generated to get the ELD law delayed until the hours of service rules can be amended, but it's going to require sticking to the point and being very specific about what the point is, and it's going to require numbers of people to direct their concerns to the correct places."

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Report recommends sweeping changes to CSA scoring system

The Congressionally mandated report lists major flaws with the program, along with recommendations for FMCSA to pursue to make the program more fair for carriers and more accurate in assessing their safety risk.

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