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MCSAC to meet on EOBRs, sleep apnea and other topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee’s next meeting, Dec. 5-8, will include a joint meeting with the agency’s Medical Review Board on the issue of sleep apnea.

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Oct. 15: Truck Driver Social Media Convention

The first Truck Driver Social Media Convention will be held Saturday in Tunica, Miss.

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Pocket Tools

Dozens of new smart-phone apps can save you money, time and hassles. Best of all, many are free.

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These 14 sectors were hopping in May

Manufacturing slowed down last month, but it’s still growing.

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Natural gas gaining tractor traction

Legislation, supported by President Obama and about 190 members of Congress, would accelerate subsidies for natural gas vehicles.

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A “corporate mouthpiece” responds

A few readers have taken me to task for my March editorial. I had argued that the proposed mandate for electronic onboard recorders could eventually put pressure to raise pay.

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What’s proposed, what’s next

Onboard recorders could be required for all carriers that now do traditional logging. These stories will get you caught up with the developments.

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Share your story with readers

Do you have an interesting type of haul? A distinctive business practice that has helped you succeed? How about an unusual hobby or talent?

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New aid for sleep apnea?

Sleep researchers are testing a new approach to controlling sleep apnea. It involves an implant that would keep the tongue from relaxing so much that it blocks air passages. Inspire Medical Systems plans to test 100 apnea patients by late January to see how well the implant really works. You can read a full report from the Associated Press on this technique, called hypoglossal nerve stimulation. Truckers have a much higher incidence of obstructive sleep apnea. It ...

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December: Renamed CSA goes nationwide

The new federal safety program you’ve been hearing about all year expanded to all 50 states this week.

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