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AMSA recognizes top movers
The nation’s top moving van operators and the moving industry’s safest company fleets during 2013 were recently selected for annual honors by the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA). The 2013 Super Van Operator Lifetime...
2014-01-06 12:58:51

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FMCSA takes closer look at vision exemption
Currently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires a driver to have three years of driving experience in order to qualify for an exemption to drive with a vision deficiency. However, the agency is now requesting comments on...
2014-01-03 12:03:48

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A Resolution to Resolutions
Ah, it’s that time of year again! Stuffed with holiday food, we resolve to lose weight, start exercising, save money, and be kind to everyone (even four-wheelers)… We mean well. We really do. But somewhere around the middle of January, our resolve...
2013-12-31 12:53:10

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One of Us Did
A holiday greeting & the value of trucking YouTube-er “OneTruckersView” offers a short but effective holiday reminder that truckers bring most of what makes our holiday celebrations. Even if he didn’t bring it, “One of us...
2013-12-26 10:38:13

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Truckers choose their top Christmas songs
Starting in November, Overdrive began gathering its readers’ recommendations for what the top Christmas songs of all time. The editors came up with a list compiled of those songs that received the most repetitions and largest numbers before putting...
2013-12-24 08:38:59

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Downtime Diversions’ Weekly Roundup
It’s time for the winter holidays and the end of 2013. When next I list off streaming and DVD options, the year will be 2014, which means for about the next three or four posts, I’m going to be getting the year wrong and still writing 2013. But...
2013-12-20 13:00:24

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More Fuel Taxes: Good or Bad?
I’ve been seeing a lot of push for raising fuel taxes in the trucking industry. This has alarmed me since all I hear are truckers complaining of not getting paid enough. You want to pay more for fuel? Well, so far the federal government has not been...
2013-12-20 08:28:16

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Futile & Stupid – DC city council wants to ban diesels
The more I hear from politicians and bureaucrats, the more I recall one of my favorite lines from National Lampoon’s “Animal House” movie. When things were at their worst, Otter, one of the frat brothers says, “I think that this situation...
2013-12-18 20:19:19

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Cobblestone ice trapped truckers in Texas
There’s a stubborn remnant from the winter storm that battered Texas last week – cobblestone ice. Cobblestone ice is a new term that has been coined to describe a chunky ice and sand mixture that has been compressed by traffic and then frozen,...
2013-12-17 18:54:08

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Truck Calendars Feature Rolling Art
With New Year’s Day just a few weeks away, getting some 2014 calendars should be at the top of your to-do list. As luck would have it, some of the best trucking calendars are still available. Each year Shell Rotella hosts the SuperRigs truck beauty...
2013-12-12 12:41:15

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Japanese man, “just” a trucker?
I know if I asked our readers what they thought about being a truck driver, I would get an array of answers. Sometimes, a love for the open road is first on the list, while other times are marked by a loathing for the loneliness and regulations. But no...
2013-12-10 13:04:22

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Number of thefts down, value loss up
FreightWatch recorded a total of 212 cargo thefts in the United States in this rolling quarter of August, September, and October.  That breaks down into 76 thefts in August, 84 in September, and 52 in October. Compared to the previous quarter, thefts...
2013-12-06 19:56:41

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Trucker Climbs for TAT
Every truck driver is exceedingly more than his or her truck.  They may love trucking and how it pays the bills, but they also have hobbies and passions that really make them run. One driver, Matt Hopkins, found a way to put his passion for climbing to...
2013-12-04 16:19:17

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Truckers Honor Military Veterans
Wreaths Across America organizes a rolling tribute In an effort to show support for veterans and honor their families this holiday season, Wreaths Across America (WAA) has teamed up with the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and Pilot Flying J to...
2013-12-02 07:40:47

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Downtime Diversions’ Weekly Roundup
Hope everybody had a happy turkey (or tofurkey for some) day. While some may find themselves working this Thanksgiving weekend, hopefully most of you are getting a bit of a break and finding time to relax. And when I say relax, I don’t mean going to...
2013-11-29 12:34:25

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HOS Scrutinized
House Small Business Committee reviews HOS impact The House Small Business Committee recently held hearings to investigate the economic and operational impact of FMCSA’s new HOS regulations on small businesses. “The vast majority of firms involved...
2013-11-28 20:33:21

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Trucker shares big rig lifestyle with “20/20?
Loren West likes a challenge. He’s tried skydiving, boxing, stock car racing and even playing on stage in a rock band. So it’s not surprising that after working in an office for 13 years, he decided to make a career change and take on the challenges...
2013-11-26 08:49:54

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DAC Reports and DAC Inquiries
As a commercial driver, it is a good idea to know what your DAC report (from HireRight) says about you. Aside from just knowing what it says and ensuring your job application is correct, it will also give you the chance to correct errors. I have...
2013-11-25 12:53:00

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Highway Robbery?
Truckers Paying Tab for NY Recreational Canal System In recent months, there has been considerable concern raised over the pending renewal of highway funding legislation. With the highway trust fund potentially reaching insolvency as early as 2015,...
2013-11-21 18:34:03

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FMCSA shuts down North Carolina carrier
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has shut down Moonlight Express, a Cherryville, NC-based trucking company owned by Rocky Lee Brown. Deemed an imminent hazard to public safety, the company has been ordered to cease operations...
2013-11-19 10:56:56

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