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CDLs, medical certificates to combine in 2014

The new CDL-medical certification card should be obtained when drivers renew their CDL within the next 22 months.

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Developing a spreadsheet for expediters

Our spectacular scenic drive continued today. I worked on spreadsheets when we parked for the night.

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VIDEO: Driver to FMCSA: ‘Stop coming after us!’

Owner-operator Greg Petit gave federal regulators a mouthful Friday morning during a hearing to get input on electronic onboard recorders.

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Michelin drive tire, single-wide retread

Michelin Americas Truck Tires March 23 introduced the Michelin X Multi Energy D drive tire for regional and the emerging super regional applications and the X One XDN2 Pre-Mold retread for carriers and owner-operators who want fuel and weight savings of a wide single with the traction of a lug-style tread. The retread is now available. The SmartWay-verified Multi Energy D drive tire delivers enhanced fuel efficiency, optimized traction and long tread life, the company said. ...

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Operators vent over EOBR

Many drivers expressed disdain for electronic onboard recorders and the intent to mandate them at an FMCSA listening session.

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Dana housing axle option

System allows axles to be adapted to either wide-base single tires or traditional duals.

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WABCO air suspension

WABCO Holdings Inc. is showcasing the North American version of its electronically controlled air suspension technology at the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show. The ECAS technology reduces fuel costs for trucks and buses while helping to make vehicles more efficient and environmentally friendly, the company said. The technology maximizes traction of 6x2 trucks while minimizing tire wear. It also saves fuel by lowering the vehicle’s chassis and lifting axles, which helps reduce the vehicle’s aerodynamic and rolling resistance. ...

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Utility double deck loading system

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. introduced a new optional double deck loading system for its dry vans March 23 in Louisville, Ky. The new system is “…designed for maximizing trailer cube space and to increase overall freight capacity,” the company said. It can support up to 500 pounds per square foot with a 26,000-lb. total rating. It uses a system of tracks and beams to create a second deck to increase freight capacity without exceeding the allowable ...

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Arrow Back on the Road winner named

Billy Basenburg will soon be driving cross-country in a new truck, with a new job and renewed spirit.

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FMCSA inspector outlines top hazards

Top driver problems are logbook issues, record of duty status isn't current, isn't in possession of a medical certificate, doesn't speak English and carrier requires or allows driver to drive after 14 hours on duty.

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