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Carrier ordered to stop retaliation tactics
Oak Harbor Freight Lines Inc. has been ordered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to compensate an employee for wages he lost after he refused to drive in violation of established safety regulations....
2014-01-17 16:52:53

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First & Ten, Hauling Gear Again
Ever wonder what it takes to get a college football team to a championship bowl game? Besides the obvious answer of “practice, practice, practice,” it also takes one or more trucks to get all the players’ gear to the bowl venue. Over...
2014-01-16 11:03:29

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Truckers display “hero gene”
A recent post from NPR discussed what makes a person a hero. A personal trainer saved a man from being run over by a subway, a plumber saved a woman from bleeding to death after a car wreck, a truck driver pulled a man from a burning vehicle, and the...
2014-01-14 12:19:11

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Downtime Diversions’ Weekly Roundup
It’s time for the first roundup of 2014! Television shows are coming off their hiatus or starting up their partial seasons anew (though the Winter Olympics will curtail some of those shows being on the air consistently). Some streaming has been a bit...
2014-01-11 11:03:09

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Suspicious Evidence in Amtrak Case Suggests Tampering
More than 2 years have passed since the accident, but lawyers representing the tractor-trailer that crashed into an Amtrak train east of Reno are claiming they have reason to believe that the railroad companies have tampered with evidence. The lawyers...
2014-01-10 12:43:22

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FMCSA shuts down 3 more hazards
As of December 2013, CER Trucking, Inc., Edward Risher Trucking, and owner-driver Clarence Edward Risher, Jr. have been ordered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to shut down operation of any commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and...
2014-01-09 08:20:29

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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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