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On the ‘flower gravy train’: Direct-ship greenhouse freight, 10-4 D.C. convoy and more with Scott Hampton

Hampton pulled hoppers before transitioning to the operation he’s in today, which he describes as his “flower gravy train” doing multi-drop distribution runs for shipper Dallas Johnson Greenhouse in Council Bluffs. Also in this latest Overdrive Radio e…

Hours of service proposal could come by end of March

Signs point to a decision on whether to move forward with hours change from FMCSA sooner than later — by Spring, regulators said during a call with owner-operators put together by Scott Reed and Scott Jordan of the Independent Carrier Group covering h…

Mobile crane operators get 30-minute break exemption extended

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association has held the exemption since October 2016 for carriers and drivers operating mobile cranes with a rated lifting capacity of more than 30 tons. The exemption applies to approximately 65,000 mobile crane…

Mobile shower, catering group seeks hours relief to better aid firefighters responding to disasters

The National Mobile Shower and Catering Association is requesting the regulations relief for its member companies’ drivers who are responding under a “Resource Order,” an order issued by a federal agency directing firefighters and supporting personnel …

An hours of service ‘secret weapon’ in Kansas

For those running paper logs or ELDs, but particularly the former, Kansas has something of a secret weapon for its Level 3 driver inspections, notes highway patrol Captain Chris Turner. Many of those inspections, taking place primarily at rest stops, a…

Better ‘pay would solve most’ critical issues: Readers’ priorities show variation from, similarity to recent rankings

While “the economy” does figure as a critical issue year-in year-out in the annual ATRI “critical issues” rankings, issues of adequate driver compensation — and rates for independent truckers — don’t command the same direct attention. All the same, a…

Brake violations dominate Roadcheck results

GREENBELT, Md. – Enforcement teams placed 21.6% of commercial vehicles out of service during Level 1 inspections completed for this year’s Roadcheck inspection blitz run from June 5-7. The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) event recorded…

FMCSA seeking comment on proposed HOS changes in the U.S.

WASHINGTON D.C. – Hours of service (HOS) rules might be changing to add more flexibility says Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCSA) administrator Ray Martinez. The FMCSA put out an advanced notice of proposed rule making and opened a 30-day comment&#823…

ATA lauds proposed HoS changes in the U.S.

ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is lauding two members of the U.S. Congress for introducing legislation that will provide more flexibility around Hours of Service (HoS) if passed. The Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety, or…