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Breaking Rules to Follow Rules

This is a follow-up letter to the issues of diabetic truck drivers. I am still on the road doing my thing. The rules have changed a little sin...

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Ready for 2010

Engine makers outline new technologies Officials from heavy-duty engine manufacturers gave an audience of drivers and flee...

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Staying Ahead of the Tech Curve

Truckers' adoption of high-tech trucking gear has improved operational efficiency - and even some truckers' social lives ...

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Stopping the Flow

Finding and correcting braking-system air leaks can keep you safe and in service The basics The air-brake system has th...

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Icy Road Trucking

Safe driving in winter weather requires preparation, patience and vigilance George Spears has driven the rugged and peril...

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Degree of Independence

One of your most important decisions will be when and if you want to run under your own authority or remain leased to a carrier ...

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Just Your Truckin' Luck

Idaho potato hauler rolls the dice and delivers new trucking board game One of Randy Cox's favorite pet inclusions among ...

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Ageless Champ

As NASCAR's oldest full-time driver, Mark Martin is peerless on the track, where he's having a career year - by Kay Bell Ther...

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Dec. 11, 2008

Mitch Sandson, a 20-year veteran driver, became an owner-operator in April when he bought the 2005 Peterbilt 387, shown he...

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SLEEP DEPRIVED NOW? Get This… (Bruce)

DRIVE HARD, SLEEP LITTLE Agency urges fatigue reduction plans by closing rest stops In response to a tractor-trailer rollover that triggered a collision with a motorcoach, the National Transportation Safety Board repeated safety recommendations to deal with fatigued commercial drivers and to reduce the occurrence of fatigue in the first place. NTSB on Feb. 2 wrote letters to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The letters repeated NTSB's Sept. 16, 2008, ...

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