Overdrive Staff

Apnea clarification unlikely in short term to remedy the condition’s growing importance in medical certifications

Though FMCSA says it will send a bulletin to medical examiners to clarify its guidelines on screening drivers for sleep apnea, it's unlikely medical examiners' willingness to issue short-term driver medical certifications contingent on apnea testing will be affected.

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Fender, mudflap hanger supplier Fleetline passes audit

Fleetline Products, a supplier of fenders and mudflap hanger brackets, announced that the company gained its ISO 9001:2008 recertification after passing its annual third-party audit in October. Fleetline said that in order to receive the certification, the company must maintain a quality management system that ensures quality products are made to customer specifications. “We strive to deliver quality products to our customers,” said Barry Stiles, president of Fleetline. “This certification holds us to a standard that ...

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Mack’s historical museum turns 30

Mack Trucks announced this week its Mack Trucks Historical Museum celebrated its 30th anniversary last month. The museum commemorates the 114 years of Mack’s history with photos, memorabilia and a collection of vintage Mack trucks.

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More than 40k fleets using PrePass

The companies who use the service can become eligible to bypass 310 weigh stations and inspection sites in 31 states, PrePass says.

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FMCSA issues shutdown order to driver following fatal crash, violation of federal regs

The truck operator's license had been suspended, he was in possession of controlled substances, he had violated hours of service, he was on the phone during the crash and he was speeding, FMCSA says.

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Capitol Christmas Tree delivered to D.C. after trucking-sponsored 2,700-mile trip

The special Kenworth T880 carrying this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree ended its trek Tuesday when the 75-foot white spruce cut down in Minnesota last month ended its 2,700-mile trip to D.C.

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Video: Trucker makes tight turn with extra-long trailer look easy

As noted in the video's description, the trailer was even equipped with a rear driver.

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FedEx drivers reject Teamsters affiliation in latest vote

FedEx Freight says drivers at its Louisville, Ky., hub voted last week against joining the Teamsters union. The Louisville vote was the latest chapter in the Teamsters’ recent run at the parcel carrier giant.

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SafeConnect to power reefer units at new GSF center

Golden State Foods opened last month a distribution center that will serve about 450 McDonald’s in the Chicago area. In an initiative to make the facility more energy efficient, the facility equipped the center with SafeConnect electric standby connection systems to power the fleet’s refrigeration units. SafeConnect is a plug-in docking stations that is compatible with straight trucks and trailers. It also has a failsafe self-disconnect system that prevents drive-offs from causing contact with high-voltage electricity.

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Widow gives birth to daughter of trucker whose death spurred ‘right to carry’ petition

Another reminder of grave news from June — the daughter of late truck driver Michael Boeglin was born late last week. Boeglin's death spurred a petition for a "right to carry" law to allow truckers to carry guns to protect themselves and their loads.

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