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International makes collision avoidance system standard on new truck line

International Truck is slated to become the first OEM to make a collision mitigation system standard equipment when the Lisle, Ill. truck-maker unveils its LT Series on-highway Class 8 tractor later this month.

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Hours reform left out of Senate bill, 34-hour restart future still uncertain

Reports indicated lawmakers would use the bill to fix a “legislative glitch” initiated last December that could remove the 34-hour restart from hours-of-service regulations, meaning truckers could not use a restart if they wanted. But the Senate bill, made public Thursday, includes no such fix.

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FMCSA to allow pre-CDL truckers at CRST to drive in team operations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said in its Federal Register notice that a learner’s permit holder with documentation that he or she passed the CDL skills test can drive a truck for CRST without a CDL holder in the front seat.

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FMCSA updates regs for windshield-mounted safety devices

The devices covered in the amendment must be mounted no more than four inches below the upper edge or seven inches above the lower edge of the area swept by the windshield wipers, and must also be outside the driver’s sight lines to the road and highway signs and signals.

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‘Way too much way too fast’: Truckers weigh in early on proposed speed limiter rule, other regs

Truckers responding to the DOT's proposed speed limiter mandate weighed in mostly against the rule, but some commenters came down in favor for a variety of speeds -- and others highlighted the strain every new regulation puts on independent business.

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Goodyear Highway Hero nomination period continues through November 29

The nomination period for Goodyear's Highway Hero Award is open until Nov. 29.

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False-positive / -negative screens and sleep apnea

Screening criteria like the recently discussed procedures are set so broadly to refer individuals for testing that to a lot of observers it looks like a gold mine for false-positive-type situations -- at once, false negatives can occur, too, underscoring the importance of having a good doctor outside the medical certification proccess.

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One year in: Lytx ActiveVision camera system

One year after its introduction, the Lytx ActiveVision multi-camera system with "machine vision" tech has been taken up by Swift Transportation, YRC, Melton Truck Lines and Cargo Transporters, among others, the company says.

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Daimler introduces new electric truck concept

After introducing its electric drivetrain concept in July, Daimler continued the project with the introduction of the Urban eTruck, an all-new electric truck concept for short-radius, zero-emissions goods distribution.

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POLL: What’s been your experience with apnea screening, testing and treatment?

This poll probes incidence of false-positives and/or -negatives among those who've been screened for sleep apnea testing during DOT physicals. Which of these scenarios best describes your experience?

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