Uber is pretending to be the DOT by requiring their ride-hailing-app drivers to go “offline” for 6 straight hours after a 12-hour shift. The statement “everyone knows that drinking and driving is dangerous, but many don’t know the risks or warning signs of drowsy driving” was issued as one of the reasons Uber enacted the rule, because “according to experts, raising awareness is key.”
Taking a DOT physical can be a nerve-wracking experience for any truck driver. But if you are prepared going in and you know what to expect, it can make it that much easier.
The UltraLoft offers drivers an integral cab and sleeper design for Peterbilt’s flagship on-highway Model 579 that provides the ultimate level of driver comfort and the distinctive style and quality Peterbilt is known for.
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.