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Four weeks left to submit nominations in Overdrive contest recognizing female truckers

Contest recognizing female drivers accepting nominations through Feb. 15.

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Trucker helps woman deliver baby at truck stop, named Highway Angel

When he entered the restroom, he found a woman on the floor in labor with her husband trying to help. He laid towels down under the woman while her mother encouraged her, and after a few pushes, a baby girl was delivered.

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Rest area parking: Possible expansion of services for truckers sparks debate

The expansion of these services would allow states to bring in more money and possibly help keep rest areas open as parking options for truckers, advocates argue. NATSO, however, says the expansions could undercut truck stop business.

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Big carriers again push FMCSA to allow hair sample drug tests

Some of the country’s largest carriers have joined to file a request with the U.S. DOT to allow them to drug test drivers exclusively via hair sample, in lieu of the traditional and federally required urine sample test.

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Mack’s updates mDrive transmission with auto neutral, rolling start features

Mack Trucks announced at World of Concrete in Las Vegas Tuesday it will make rolling start and auto neutral standard on all Mack mDRIVE and mDRIVE HD transmissions.

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MyGeotab app now in iOS

If you run a small fleet and utilize Geotab for logs or other services, the MyGeotab app, newly available for iPhones and iPads, makes it easier to manage productivity, safety and vehicle status from a mobile phone.

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Fleet says it acted within law in denying job to trucker with bipolar disorder

Stevens Transport says the driver did not complete the application process, including the DOT physical, and that he was not qualified for the job.

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DOT soliciting drug test results from random carriers

The random selection is part of FMCSA’s annual Drug and Alcohol Information Survey. The results of the survey are used to determine random drug testing rates for the next year.

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Winter storm prompts hours suspension for certain truckers in Oklahoma

The emergency declaration was issued Thursday, Jan. 12, and is effective through Feb. 11. The declaration says direct assistance only applies to the "restoration of essential services" such as electrical, sewer, water and telecommunications, and for essential supplies such as feed, food and fuel.

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FMCSA publishes, immediately suspends new online carrier registration system

With the publication and immediate suspension of the URS, existing carriers will need to continue to follow the same procedures and forms for registration updates as they do today. The agency intends to lift the suspension once the technology to implement the URS is complete, it says.

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