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Docs’ sleep apnea approach getting aggressive — and confused?

| April 08, 2014

The story of a driver denied medical certification because of his successfully treated sleep apnea.

Readers debate New Entrant test

| March 13, 2014

While a majority were positive about FMCSA's plan to introduce regs testing into the process for obtaining operating authority, questions as to the scope of test questions remained as the second federal listening session on ...

Driver Bettina Cameron ‘Losing It’, New Entrant test backgrounder

| January 18, 2014

Driver Cameron's new Facebook page is dedicated to sharing her story -- she's lost 75 pounds while driving over-the-road in just a year -- to inspire others. Also: More on the New Entrant testing rulemaking ...

CDL transfer rigamarole in IL: One operator’s experience

| January 14, 2014

Paul Frederick, of Kalamazoo, Mich., details his experience transferring his CDL to Illinois -- where the DMV required a full driving skills test. What has been your experience in different states?

What kinds of questions should be on the New Entrant test?

| January 14, 2014

This question, answers to which are central to FMCSA's needs in preparing its New Entrant test rulemaking, saw some debate at the recent listening session on the subject. Weigh in yourself via this poll.

New Entrant test debated in initial regulatory session

| January 14, 2014

Call 530-408-6423, 530-40-VOICE, to contribute thoughts on the New Entrant test rulemaking under way to an upcoming Overdrive podcast. Two more federal sessions, in March at MATS and April at CVSA, are planned.

Have you ever been tested for sleep apnea?

| September 26, 2013

With the topic of potential federal regulation of drivers operating with or at risk of the sleep apnea condition, this poll probes whether the apnea focus of recent years has already affected you.

Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a robot convoy

| April 11, 2013

Steven Ashley, writing for the BBC, gives a good update on recent testing of self-driving heavy-duty trucks, particularly a test of four trucks on an oval track in Tsukuba, Japan.

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