safe driving

VID: Driver questions trooper’s safety on highway, gets clean inspection

Driver's dashcam vid of exchange with police over safe driving goes viral.

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Speeding four-wheeler in the breakdown lane!

"The more truckers I meet, the more I realize the good ones really are patient people" and other notes on merging.

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19 drivers earn Road Team captain distinction

The American Trucking Associations this week named 19 professional truck drivers the 2013-2014 American's Road Team captains.

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Hot button: Call a truce with marijuana?

More than 60 percent of Overdrive readers favored some form of marijuana-use legalization or decriminalization, with a majority reflecting three current state ballot initiatives beyond medical use.

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Prime tops drivers with 3 million safe miles

FLEET INSIDER -- Prime Inc. recently recognized two of its drivers, Jeffrey Ayers and John Valentine, for reaching 3 million miles of safe driving for the company.

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‘Courtesy not necessarily contagious': UPS driver after 50 accident-free years

Ohio resident and UPS driver Ron "Big Dog" Sowder (pictured) started his career with UPS in 1962 after serving in the Navy and answering an employment ad. On January 25, the driver marked 50 years hauling for the company -- all of it without an accident. Sowder's 4 million-plus safe miles have made him the longest-serving active member of the company elite "Circle of Honor" group of UPS safe drivers with 25-plus years of service ...

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MCSAC / MRB meeting webcast underway on sleep apnea

If you haven't been able to tune into the meeting today of the FMCSA's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee with the Medical Review Board, keep an eye on my Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/channel19todd, where I'm posting various items from the presentations ongoing. Benjamin Hoffman, director of the Medical Review Board and GE Chief Medical Officer, says he hopes the meeting will result in promulgation of clearcut regulations or guidance relative to drivers and sleep apnea, and ...

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PRO Navigation System

The 5550 PRO Navigation System has a 5-in. LCD screen. It features Junction View with Lane Assist, state mileage log, hours-of-service Log and last-mile routing for road coverage on secondary highways. The Quick-Tabs feature includes navigational details such as the distances to weigh stations, travel centers, rest areas and mile markers, and the unit includes more than 12 million standard points-of-interest and 33,000 truck-specific points-of-interest. It comes with three months of unlimited downloads from Cobra's ...

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Boyd Bros. driver honored for 2 million miles safe driving

Company driver Stevie Verges has been recognized for driving 2 million miles of safe driving during his 16-year career with Boyd Bros. Transportation, the carrier announced. The Clayton, Ala.-based fleet is one of 20 finalists in the Truckload Carriers Association’s 2011 Best Fleets to Drive For.

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Con-way Truckload driver pens ‘Semi Aware’ book for teen drivers

But it's not just for teens, Toby Bogard says. The Crossville, Tenn., resident and seven-year Con-way Truckload company driver hopes all drivers can get something out of the Semi Aware book.

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