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Responding to apnea/med cert situation, OOIDA crowd-sources doc reviews

The D.O.T. Doc review and search site is live -- it's intended to grow into a resource drivers can use to share their experiences with each other relative to medical examiners around the nation.

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The Petri dish of our lives

"We're heading back out into the cold and flu season Monday....I'll wash my hands and the alien will slough away illness with his gamma rays. I have a feeling we'll be traveling through Roswell...."

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Something out of nothing: Owner-op’s 2000 Peterbilt 379

Dayton, Tenn., resident Calvin Nichols Jr. has put more than 2 million miles on this 2000 Peterbilt 379. Nichols' dedication and hard work have kept the one-truck business alive through the tough economy, says his girlfriend Marcy Greer.

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Marshall Tucker Band to headline concert at Louisville truck show

The Marshall Tucker Band will play a Mobil Delvac-sponsored concert at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March, the show announced Jan. 29.

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Convoy honors Ohio owner-operator Dave Trout

A terminal cancer diagnosis last year stopped owner-operator Dave Trout's career in its tracks. This weekend, more than 100 truckers showed him the trucking legend he is in their Ohio community.

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The champions of the mom-and-pop truck stop

Driver Jeff Barker, with Debra Miller and Todd Ramey, is currently operating a Facebook group dedicated to sharing information on independent mom-and-pop truck stops.

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Worry warts need not apply

On the long road, "I'm only horrified about half of the time. The rest of the time is an adventure I look forward to and appreciate, unless it involves signs with pictures of scorpions on them posted inside the public restrooms. Thanks, Arizona."

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If the ‘sky is falling’ with sleep apnea: What about when ‘it lands and nothing really happens?’

"Nothing seems to address the situation where it has been a symptom, has been tested, and is being treated successfully." --Dan Tucker on needed apnea coverage; FMCSA says two-year certification up to the examiner

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

FMCSA bulletin on sleep apnea reiterates regs, ‘encourages’ examiners on treatment, screening

Facing widespread criticism over its examiners'/training organizations' muddled approach to apnea in medical certification, and hamstrung by Congress, FMCSA attempts to settle the record on apnea regs with bulletin....

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Nathan’s ‘Heart Project’ a huge success

A heartwarming story about young Nathan Glasgow's mission to resupply a burned-down school in Texas from his home in Penn., and the truckers that helped make it possible.

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