Tied to a cause: Driver support grows for Truckers Against Trafficking

| April 11, 2014

One of them, owner-operator Matt Hopkins, took his support for the organization to new heights with his early-2014 benefit climb of Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina.

Thursday round-up: CARB protest, highway babies, apnea follow-up

| April 10, 2014

Owner-operator Loren Hutnick leads a rally, driver Mike Hawthorne packs a birthing kit, and Kenneth Dice decides fighting for a CDL is not worth it when authorities can't even make heads or tails of what's required relative to sleep apnea and medical certification...

Two drivers deliver baby in Denny’s, named Highway Angels

| April 10, 2014

Drivers Fred Robatcek and Peter Holland had their breakfasts interrupted Thanksgiving weekend last year to help a woman deliver her baby at a Denny's in Texarkana, Ark.

Passion for purple: Dispatcher Megan Folkes models with dad’s ’03 379Image Gallery

| April 09, 2014

Megan Folkes, dispatcher at Gulf Logistics and Parish Transport in Ellisville, Miss., poses in this photo gallery with a 2003 Peterbilt 379 owned by her dad, Alton Folkes. Megan urged her owner-operator father to fix up a purple Pete, as that’s their favorite color.

FMCSA on med exam rule delay: More examiners on the way, numbers will work

| April 09, 2014

Nearly 25,000 medical examiners are somewhere in the process of being certified and added to FMCSA's medical examiner registry, the agency has said in response to OOIDA's request for a delay for drivers of the compliance date of the rule.

OOIDA requests FMCSA delay the compliance date of medical registry rule

| April 08, 2014

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a legal petition asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to push back the compliance date of the medical examiner registry rule until more agency-certified examiners are available for truck operators.

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.

Highway Hero recounts rescue under burning fuel tanker

| April 08, 2014

When he came upon another trucker who had fallen from his truck that was hanging over the side of a freeway overpass, Ivan Vasovic sprang into action. What transpired was “really like Hollywood movies,” Vasovic recalled ...

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