It’s been said before a time or two in a variety of ways in these halls: “Finally someone addressing the real issue,” Scott Bradley commented on Overdrive‘s Facebook page under the news of an official petition to the FMCSA from OOIDA to do away with the 30-minute break and add a “pause button” to the 14-hour clock with any rest period up to 3 hours in the middle of the duty day.
A federal jury on Thursday convicted the former president of the nation’s largest diesel fuel retailer of a plot to rip off truckers to boost both his own bottom line and that of his employer, Pilot Flying J.
Insurance agents often use a lot of terms that can be more than a little confusing. We help define some of those terms.
No matter the size, managing a fleet of trucks and drivers can be burdensome. Keeping tabs on which truck and which driver is compliant can be difficult and easy to forget. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is now offering a new program to relieve a lot of that burden called Compliance Connection.
An appellate court in New Mexico has affirmed an enormous jury award for the family of a mother and daughter killed in a crash involving a FedEx driver. The $165 million award is the largest ever in New Mexico.
Raymond Martinez’s appointment as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was confirmed by a Senate voice vote late on Feb. 13. His nomination had been reported favorably on Nov. 11 by the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for consideration by the full Senate.
After an incredibly brief government shutdown Thursday night, Congress acted and passed a budget that will fund the government into next year. So what does that mean to you?
How bout a shout out to all of the truck drivers that stay well within the speed limit! I was very impressed. Moving radar. Stationary radar. Visual.
Some amount of detention may be unavoidable, and the broker can’t always influence what happens at the shipper’s or receiver’s dock. But carriers and drivers can still ask for fair treatment, including fair compensation for long delays. What’s reasonable and fair?
Countering a trend of increasing rigidness in regulations that subsequently are not improving the crash rates on the highways, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association filed a petition on Tuesday calling for a reform of the hours-of-service regulations.
Infrastructure – mainly meaning roads and bridges – was a big topic in the State of the Union Address. But what might result from the president’s words? We talk with a number of people to get their reaction.