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Truck driver fights bus fire, helps rescue passengers

Jon Wilbur of Pottle’s Transportation has been named the latest Truckload Carriers’ Association Highway Angel for his role in fighting a bus fire and helping move passengers to safety before the fire got out of control.

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Ind. truckers group NAIT creates health insurance exchange

The National Association of Independent Truckers has partnered with ConnectedHealth to offer the Truckers Insurance Exchange Marketplace.

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Can an employer fire or refuse to hire me on account of a sleep apnea diagnosis?

Following the 2008 amendment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers must make reasonable accommodations for drivers with sleep apnea, says Truckers for a Cause cofounder and driver Bob Stanton.

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OOIDA’s new NCRME survey; Benefits of apnea treatment for one operator

Independent owner-operator Joe Bielucki's sleep apnea story -- results following his preemptive strike of sorts relative to the condition two years ago.

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Super-sizitis

"I'm starting the 'Regular Size Movement.' I'm going to order Happy Meals without having a child present and refuse to upsize for 99 cents."

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How to address sleep apnea risk

On your terms.... And what to expect for treatment if you are diagnosed.

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3-million-mile flatbedder’s ’86 Pete 359

Owner-operator William Hall bought this 1986 Peterbilt 359 in 1987 and has run it ever since. He’s stretched the frame, added wood flooring in the cab and completely redone the interior.

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Prime names ‘Fittest of the Fleet’ winner

A 27-year-old company driver from Sulfur Springs, Texas can rightfully boast that he’s the iron man of one of the country’s largest trucking companies.

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

‘Train horn: first person brings me $25 can have it, come on.’

"Sitting in the parking lot of some truck stops is like having a live version of “Home Shopping Network.” People sell all kinds of things on what I refer to as 'CB-bay.'"

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What brand of truck are you? New quiz tells you just that

Have you ever wondered what kind of truck you’d be if in fact you were a truck? Maybe not, but regardless, the American Independent Truckers’ Association posted this week a quiz that determines just that based on your responses to a few questions. Click here to check out the quiz.

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