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CDLs, medical certificates to combine

FOR THE RECORD -- New and existing CDL holders must comply by Jan. 30, 2014, with a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration policy that combines CDLs and driver medical certification cards, said FMCSA safety investigator John Seidl at a March 23 seminar in Louisville, Ky.

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Be Nice or Be Gone

I'M JUST SAY'N -- Carolyn gives advice on rudeness, trust in a long-distance relationship and changing unhealthy ways.

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Mack Pedigree Powertrain

GEAR GUIDE -- Mack’s new “Pedigree Powertrain” is an integrated powertrain with engine, transmission and axles.

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New Petro opens in Georgia

FOR THE RECORD -- A new Petro Stopping Center has opened at Interstate 85 off exit 150 in Carnesville, Ga.

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Ingersoll Suspension System

GEAR GUIDE -- Ingersoll Axles has new line of trailer suspensions.

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Court of Appeals denies OOIDA’s EOBR request

FOR THE RECORD -- A federal court has denied the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request that it order the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to not encourage electronic onboard recorder use until the agency reissues rulemaking on the devices.

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Handle with Care

How to remove, repair, replace and rebalance your tires when they’ve been tread upon.

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How to: Aim Headlights

Properly aiming your headlamps can improve night vision and reduce the risk of blinding oncoming drivers.

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Test Drive

New Peterbilt Model 579 offers a blend of fuel-efficiency enhancements, sleek styling and driver comfort.

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Adjust priorities to include exercise

MARATHON TRUCKER -- Truckers need to make health a priority.

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