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Entry level driver training podcast: The data problem

What's dogged any training rule for the last 20 years? There's no particular evidence of a relationship between adequacy of training and drivers' safety on the road.

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House bill seeks to remove assumption that CSA scores should be used in carrier hiring

The bill aims to remove the public assumption that carrier rankings in the DOT's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program should be used as a tool to hire carriers.

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Cargo theft warning: West Coast port backlog ripe for cargo thieves, FreightWatch says

“As the massive backlog of cargo begins to release into the supply chain, the frenetic situation will be rife with opportunity for cargo criminals,” FreightWatch said in its warning.

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READER: Mixed feelings on driver training standards

"There probably should be some minimum standards. But as long as the government is setting them, I am not sure there will be meaningful rules that make sense." --Michael Goodman

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Accelerated ‘negotiated rulemaking’ on pre-CDL driver training gets under way in Washington

The 26-member Entry Level Driver Training Advisory Committee began proceedings Thursday, Feb. 26 with its first meeting in Arlington, Va., taking on the task to negotiate the terms of a proposed rulemaking for pre-CDL entry-level driver training requirements.

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Knight of the Road: Driver rescues family in 14-degree weather

Robert Sutton braved icy, 14-degree temperatures last year to help save a family of four after they crashed on I-84. For his actions, he was named a Knight of the Road by Overdrive. Here's his story.

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Comment period closes tonight for FMCSA’s work to increase carrier insurance minimums

The public comment deadline on a rule that could increase the amount of liability insurance required to be held by carriers ends Feb. 26, and carriers and other industry stakeholders have until midnight 11:59 p.m. Thursday to submit their input.

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Extended Kenworth warranties available

A 3-year/300,000-mile basic vehicle extended warranty is available for U.S. customers who purchase new Kenworth Class 8 factory trucks financed through Paccar Financial. Also, a 2-year/200,000-mile basic vehicle extended warranty is available for new Class 5-7 factory trucks financed through Paccar Financial. The Class 5-7 offer is available on qualifying financed no later than Dec. 31, and the Class 8 offer is available on trucks ordered through Dec. 31 and financed no later than March 31, ...

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Webasto’s SmarTemp control available on Cascadias

Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America announced that Freightliner Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution trucks can be spec’d equipped with Webasto’s digital SmarTemp Control, designed to work exclusively with the company’s Air Top 2000 ST bunk air heater. Starting March 2, customers can order the Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution with Webasto’s Air Top 2000 ST and SmarTemp Control by using Data Book Option Code 689-093.

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Mac to feature truckers’ health program at MATS

Mac Trailer announced it will help sponsor the Walk A Mile America Foundation’s new program, Truck Drivers Health.org. Barry Pawelek, the foundation’s founder, will discuss his experiences as a retired truck driver at the Mid-America Trucking Show, March 26-28 in Louisville, Ky. The Walk A Mile America Foundation develops health programs through experience, and Pawelek’s story is intended to help drivers understand why they shouldn’t neglect their own health while on the road. Visit the Truck Drivers ...

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