Synthetic marijuana to be classified as controlled drug, illegal for drivers to possess

| January 15, 2014

The DEA announced it will classify synthetic marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, thereby making truck operators who use synthetic marijuana and fail a drug test as no longer disqualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle.

Get your load on! (Edition 6)

| January 15, 2014

From space capsules to new cars, cattle and more garden variety loads dressed up behind spectacular tractors, this occasional series delivers more great photos of readers' loads. Find out how to send in your own here, too.

Quack attack: Oregon fan’s 2010 Freightliner Cascadia

| January 13, 2014

Owner-operator and Oregon Ducks fan John Starr of Roseburg, Ore., says team pride dominates his 2010 Freightliner Cascadia.

Wonders of technology: Saving a life

| January 11, 2014

Driver Tim Rutledge owes particular features -- vibration, voice-dial -- on his cell phone for his survival after being trapped under his rig in below-zero temps this past week.

FMCSA makes med card retention extension official: Drivers must carry paper copy until 2015

| January 10, 2014

Drivers must continue to carry paper copies of their medical examiner's certificate until Jan. 30, 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Jan. 10.

CARB diesel regs’ human toll: Family uprooted, split by move’s necessity

| January 09, 2014

Checking in Martin and Alice Jez -- formerly of Galt, Calif. The pair have moved to Michigan anticipating CARB's regs relative to their 2000 Freightliner, splitting them from a six-year-old son.

Medical certification deadline update: Extension to 2015 in the works

| January 09, 2014

As the Jan. 30 deadline looms for CDL holders to self-certify their operating and medical credentials with their license-issuing state, drivers may still need to carry paper cards.

Updated: Views from the center of the ‘polar vortex’

| January 07, 2014

Pictures and more from drivers caught in the extremely cold temps across the nation's midsection.

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