July 2014

Overdrive Magazine | Trucking Business News & Owner Operator Info

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July 2014 | Overdrive | 19 Logbook Text INFO to 205-289-3555 or visit www.ovdinfo.com LIVESTOCK HAULERS received a yearlong exemp- tion from the 30-minute break requirement of the hours of service rule, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced June 6. The exemption builds on the 90-day waiver granted to livestock haulers last summer after the National Pork Producers Council petitioned FMCSA. SCOTT GRENERTH was named director of regulato- ry affairs of the Owner-Op- erator Independent Drivers Association. He spent 13 years as an Ohio-based trucker before relocating to Grain Valley, Mo., to join OOIDA's executive team. A 14th Mexican carrier received authority through the U.S. cross-border trucking pilot program. The one-truck Importa- ciones Y Distribuciones Lati- na America became the fifth carrier to receive provisional operational authority through the Federal Motor Carri- er Safety Administration's program, while the other nine participants hold permanent authority. The agency also said it will update its data if investigators confirm alleged violations by Transportes Olympic, the program's first participant. The five-truck company may have had an incident of cabo- tage, which would violate the program's prohibition against domestic point-to-point trans- portation. Agency represen- tatives also are investigating TO for a possible hours of service violation. FMCSA began the three-year pro- gram in October 2011. Since then, it has revoked the provisional authority of one participant and dismissed 15 applicants, while five additional carri- ers have withdrawn applications. — Jill Dunn Mexican carrier joins cross-border program (Continued on Page 78) Logbook_0714.indd 19 6/26/14 9:38 PM

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