An U.S. Department of Labor opinion letter says truckers don’t need to be paid for sleeper berth time if they are “completely relieved from duty.”
Nearly half of all states now boost their highway funds by pulling in revenue from alternative-fuel vehicles, such as hybrid and electric cars.
News, Products & Services
Load post volume has rebounded since the week of Independence Day, and rates have softened. Reefer rates, however, seem to be slower to bounce back.
If not the song from “The Music Man” maybe a Jackson Five hit will be in mind as Jon Osburn, skipper of OOIDA’s touring trailer, rolls into Gary, Indiana.
Driver Fitness, Federal
Members of the FMCSA’s Medical Review Board lobbied for its 2016 sleep apnea recommendations to return to the medical examiners handbook.
Crime & Courts
The defendant says he was owed a speedy trial despite the facts that he used fraudulent aliases to circumvent CDL suspensions from a traffic citation.
None of these things is a good idea, yet here we are.
Commercial drivers convicted of human trafficking will be permanently banned from operating a commercial motor vehicle, the FMCSA announced. Hold on, though. OOIDA says commercial drivers shouldn’t be singled out. Why not all government licenses?
Some customers are saving up to 53 cents per gallon of diesel fuel by taking advantage of the discounts available with OOIDA’s Truckers Advantage fuel card.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson recently vetoed a bill that included a provision to address nonconsensual towing in the state.
More than one year after Conduent caused widespread problems with tens of millions of transactions, FDOT has confirmed that it will not renew the contract.
Federal, Safety & Security
A NTSB investigation found that both parties played a role in a crash between a tractor-trailer and an autonomous shuttle that took place in Las Vegas.