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Fender, mudflap hanger supplier Fleetline passes audit

Fleetline Products, a supplier of fenders and mudflap hanger brackets, announced that the company gained its ISO 9001:2008 recertification after passing its annual third-party audit in October. Fleetline said that in order to receive the certification, the company must maintain a quality management system that ensures quality products are made to customer specifications. “We strive to deliver quality products to our customers,” said Barry Stiles, president of Fleetline. “This certification holds us to a standard that ...

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Senator: FMCSA should vet driver records to help prevent ‘chameleon’ carriers

Sen. Schumer says the agency needs to review driver safety records when a carrier applies for authority. FMCSA spokesperson Marissa Padilla says the agency has “taken aggressive steps” in recent years to better vet new entrant carriers and upped fines for carriers who do reincarnate.

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Mack’s historical museum turns 30

Mack Trucks announced this week its Mack Trucks Historical Museum celebrated its 30th anniversary last month. The museum commemorates the 114 years of Mack’s history with photos, memorabilia and a collection of vintage Mack trucks.

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More than 40k fleets using PrePass

The companies who use the service can become eligible to bypass 310 weigh stations and inspection sites in 31 states, PrePass says.

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FMCSA issues shutdown order to driver following fatal crash, violation of federal regs

The truck operator's license had been suspended, he was in possession of controlled substances, he had violated hours of service, he was on the phone during the crash and he was speeding, FMCSA says.

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Capitol Christmas Tree delivered to D.C. after trucking-sponsored 2,700-mile trip

The special Kenworth T880 carrying this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree ended its trek Tuesday when the 75-foot white spruce cut down in Minnesota last month ended its 2,700-mile trip to D.C.

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VIDEO: Driver’s ‘turn to give’ in Wreaths Across America

Vince Strupp is joining dozens of other drivers to deliver wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery through the Wreaths Across America program.

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Equipment Spotlight: LEDs make work brighter

Most light manufacturers would agree that LEDs offer several distinct advantages for truckers. Finely tuned light-emitting chips provide enhanced colors in the light spectrum, enhancing visibility. And although LED lights cost more, the return on investment is much greater due to longer lifespan. They also remain almost as bright at the end of their service lives as at the beginning while drawing less energy, leaving more amperage available to recharge batteries or run auxiliary systems. Ecco’s ...

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FedEx drivers reject Teamsters affiliation in latest vote

FedEx Freight says drivers at its Louisville, Ky., hub voted last week against joining the Teamsters union. The Louisville vote was the latest chapter in the Teamsters’ recent run at the parcel carrier giant.

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Driver sleep apnea screening: FMCSA to issue clarification to medical examiners

Medical examiners in FMCSA’s registry will soon be receiving a bulletin from the agency to clarify current federal rules — or lack thereof — regarding screening and testing drivers for sleep apnea.

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