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Truck Driver Cleared of Involvement in March 12 Motor Coach Accident

A bus crash at I-95 exit 14 in New York resulted in 13 fatalities and eight critically injured. The bus was traveling from the Mohegan Sun casino to New York’s Chinatown when the accident occurred on the Westchester County-Bronx border … Continue reading

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DOT Proposes Rule to Ban Hand-Held Cell Phone for Truck Drivers

As part of its campaign to put an end to the practice of distracted driving: The U.S. Department of Transportation today proposed a new safety regulation that would specifically prohibit interstate commercial truck and bus drivers from using hand-held cell … Continue reading

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FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Strike Force – Strike Force?

FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Strike Force removes unsafe commercial drivers and carriers from the road. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that 109 commercial bus and truck drivers were removed from the roads and more than 175 carriers face … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea – What You Should Know

As a person who has been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea for many years now I feel I should probably write about it as it seems to be a hot topic among truck drivers. Especially since the FMCSA has been … Continue reading

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NTSB Heading To Accident Involving Two School Buses And A Bobtail Truck

At approximately 10:15 a.m., a four vehicle collision occurred on eastbound Interstate 44 near the exit to State Highway 100. A bobtail tractor was rear-ended by a pickup truck which was then struck in the rear by a school bus. … Continue reading

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Nice Try Lahood – But I Still Don’t Buy It

It was a nice try by our US Secretary of Transportation to try and “fool” us into believing he and the Obama administration are “focused” on the one segment of transportation that keeps America moving – trucking. But I and … Continue reading

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DOT’s Decision to Ban Truckers Texting Premature

January 26, 2010 the DOT and FMCSA agreed to ban Truck and Bus Drivers from sending and receiving text or email messages. I think this might have been premature. Insurance.com released a report earlier with a top ten list of … Continue reading

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Ban on Texting for Truckers say it ain’t so

Well, that’s what I get for not being on the internet much, well not looking for news on the net anyway. Apparently this one slipped past me, as the U.S. Secretary Ray LaHood is expected to officially announce a BAN … Continue reading

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Two-Hundred dollars is that a Joke Daimler, Kenworth, and International?

Dec. 22nd, 2009 Tulsa, Oklahoma based Trucking Company Arrow Trucking closed up shop. They did so abruptly they forgot to mention it to their fourteen hundred drivers, some of which were still on the road. © 2009, Truck Drivers News … Continue reading

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Truck Drivers come together like a Family

On Tuesday December 22, 2009 hundreds of truck drivers found themselves on their own. The trucking company they gave their all to just up and shut down the operations, and left a message for the drivers. © 2009 – 2010, … Continue reading

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