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  • Truckers and respiratory ails — from simple to serious October 20, 2018
    The common cold, the flu and pneumonia are different in many ways. Learn how to avoid these illnesses and how to tell them apart and get treatment.
    Overdrive Staff
  • Check out this 1980 Pete cabover October 20, 2018
    Operator Bart Boudreaux showed this rig at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. See the classic Peterbilt Model 352 cabover in the video here.
    Overdrive Staff
  • The truck parking problem: Tools in the toolbox, modest capacity proposals, and more October 19, 2018
    This Overdrive Radio podcast gives you a wider window into the discussion at the GATS parking panel, valuable for anyone who has to think hard about parking along their lanes. Bonus: What would you think about parking for a 10-hour break at a truck-dedicated, secure facility on the site of a NASCAR track?
    Todd Dills
  • Reward, funding effort, follow truck stop beating October 19, 2018
    A $1,000 reward has been offered in the case of driver Amos Phillips, who was severely beaten while parked at an Idaho truck stop. The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the attacker was posted by John Williams, owner of the five-truck fleet Phillips drove for, JWE Inc., based in Camdenton, […]
    Max Heine
  • Flexibility in appointment times from Convoy broker October 19, 2018
    For some shippers' freight in the Convoy mobile app, a new "Flex Loads" feature will allow truckers to see a date range and "choose the appointment time that is best suited to their schedule, allowing them to organize round trips and fit more loads into their day," Convoy says.
    Todd Dills

RSS CDLLife.com

  • VIDEO: Trucker has scary close call when railroad crossing signal fails October 22, 2018
    A trucker has to make a last second save when a train appears without warning. The post VIDEO: Trucker has scary close call when railroad crossing signal fails appeared first on CDLLife.
    Ashley
  • VIDEO: Smoke screen rear end collision October 22, 2018
    A car with engine trouble sends up massive amounts of smoke and gets rear ended by a truck in this dash cam video.  The post VIDEO: Smoke screen rear end collision appeared first on CDLLife.
    Ashley
  • Erie police ask for help identifying semi truck following alleged rape October 19, 2018
    Police in Erie, Pennsylvania, are asking for help from the public in identifying a truck allegedly used in the abduction and sexual assault of a woman earlier this week. The post Erie police ask for help identifying semi truck following alleged rape appeared first on CDLLife.
    Ashley
  • Truck driver helps rescue kids from burning house October 19, 2018
    A Nebraska truck driver is being called a hero after helping a mother rescue children trapped in a burning home. The post Truck driver helps rescue kids from burning house appeared first on CDLLife.
    Ashley
  • Tribe plans to increase truck stop security after vicious driver assault October 19, 2018
    A Native American tribe has vowed to step up security at an Idaho truck stop after a suspect broke into a sleeping driver's cab and brutally beat him. The post Tribe plans to increase truck stop security after vicious driver assault appeared first on CDLLife.
    Ashley
  • Legalized pot linked to an increase in crashes, says study October 19, 2018
    A report released this week says that states that legalized marijuana have seen an increase in crashes. The post Legalized pot linked to an increase in crashes, says study appeared first on CDLLife.
    Ashley
  • Volvo issues warning about emissions systems October 18, 2018
    This week, Volvo Group issued a warning that an emissions control component used in North American trucks "is degrading more quickly than expected." The post Volvo issues warning about emissions systems appeared first on CDLLife.
    Ashley

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RSS Landline

  • Land Line Now online: The latest on hours of service reform October 19, 2018
    Truckers had their final chance to speak to FMCSA about proposed changes to the hours of service recently. We have that, plus an attempt to fix broker bond problems, Pennsylvania’s effort to reform the agency that controls Delaware River bridges, an attempt to limit use of license plate readers, and paving the way for autonomous […]
  • OOIDA offers Truck to Success business class March 12-14 October 19, 2018
    Have you toyed with the idea of becoming an owner-operator but aren’t quite sure where to start? Not to worry. Truck to Success, OOIDA’s business education training, is a 2½-day intensive training for those ready to take their first steps toward becoming an owner-operator.
  • Oct. 19, 2018 – Land Line Now on Sirius XM 146 October 19, 2018
    We’ll tell you what you need to know about the collection process for drug tests. Also on the show, Jon Osburn discusses common trucking problems along the Eastern Seaboard, and regulatory changes being pursued by the FMCSA.
  • Volvo becomes fourth truck manufacturer recalling trucks for Cummins engine issue October 19, 2018
    Volvo Trucks North America is recalling more than 3,000 VNL trucks for an issue related to a potential fuel line burst. This is the same defect that led Paccar, Daimler Trucks North America and Navistar to recall more than 80,000 trucks.
  • Michigan bill package would end roadside cash payments October 19, 2018
    A three-bill package halfway through the Michigan statehouse would remove a requirement for drivers issued traffic citations to pay cash along the roadside while driving out-of-state. Instead, the state would be enrolled in a national driver license compact to share traffic violation records with other states.