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Sleep apnea and conditional medical certification being fought on new fronts

In an attempt to solve the problem of medical examiners' willingness to issue short-term conditional certifications — if any certification at all — pending results of a sleep study, NASTC has started offering both member and non-member carriers and drivers a sleep apnea screening and testing program that puts the process in the driver's hands.

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Conversation starters at the counter of knowledge

AKA “fun facts to know and forget.” Sometimes, making conversation on the road is hard.

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Driver saves fellow trucker from hot asphalt leak after crash

Driver Bill Hunt's help in an April 2014 crash helped save the life of a fellow truck operator. Here's his story.

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Driving force: What drives you?

"We need to remind everyone, that truck wouldn't go anywhere without the driver" -- Wendy on the "driving force" page of profiles.

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The Barn: A Halloween tale

Perry and his Freightliner are long gone, but the barn on his widow Dara's farm holds vestiges of him, and mysteries for her young daughter, whom Perry never met -- or , as Dara finds out in this chilling story, did he?

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Stretched Classic: Reader’s custom steel hauler

Steel hauler Matt Schneider has done quite a bit of custom work to his 1998 Freightliner Classic, including stretching it from 260 inches to 300, repainting it black and adding a visor from 12ga. Customs.

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‘Every mile I drive’ — new record due soon from hazmat hauler Bill Weaver

The driver-songwriter launched a GoFundMe.com fund-raising campaign to help with the production costs today. Catch song samples from among Weaver's many tunes here and more info about the campaign.

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Capitol Christmas tree loaded on Kenworth T880, headed to Washington

The Capitol Christmas tree's yearly trek from to D.C. has begun. The tree was cut down this week and loaded onto a trailer bound for Washington, D.C. Kenworth has the honors of hauling the truck this year, and its using a specially designed T880 to pull the Heil flatbed the tree is loaded on.

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Pilot Flying J implementing $100M in upgrades, healthy food options

Pilot Flying J announced Oct. 30 it is investing $100 million in facility upgrades and implementing healthy food choices and new hot beverage offerings.

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Be careful what you wish for: A Halloween tale

A new fictional tale for a spooky week by Overdrive's Wendy Parker. Sure, Gary was a little overweight, but with the new weight mandates for drivers coming on, his resignation wasn't quite enough to forestall desperate measures...

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