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Local boy makes good

We are so proud to announce that John Spofford, a driver for Premier Crude of Corpus Christi, Texas, is a finalist in the Randall-Reilly 2014 Mike O’Connell Memorial Trucking’s Top Rookie program. John trained at Corpus Christi’s Del Mar College … Continue reading

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Scam alert

The American Trucking Associations passes along this scam alert: For the past two weeks an individual identifying himself as Larry Davis is calling Truck Driving schools representing that he is a recruiter for Knight Transportation, gleaning names of students from … Continue reading

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Topical Tuesday: Back in the bunk

Topical Tuesday: My dad crawled into the bunk … and went to sleep. Topical Tuesday: thoughts on trucking-related subjects by contributing writers By Mike Green My dad crawled into the bunk … and went to sleep. As simple as that … Continue reading

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Topical Tuesday: What is the difference between a teacher and a guitar?

Topical Tuesday: thoughts on trucking-related subjects by contributing writers. _______________________________________________________ Teachers and Guitars by Mike Green My dad taught me how to drive a truck, but he didn’t teach me how to play a guitar. He learned to play guitar … Continue reading

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Back to the drawing board

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has withdrawn its December 26, 2007, notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed new entry-level driver training standards for individuals applying for a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in … Continue reading

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Comment on driver training

Landline Magazine reports that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will host a listening session on entry-level driver training at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March. The FMCSA is soliciting ideas and information pertaining to driver training and will host a listening … Continue reading

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It’s not over till it’s over

Landline magazine reports that Swift Transportation has settled a class action lawsuit brought by many former students of a Swift-operated truck driving school who later had their driving privileges revoked. But there’s more to the story. Despite the settlement, the … Continue reading

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Behind the wheel

Thinking about learning to drive a truck? Or teaching someone how? This should inspire you to stop thinking about it and start doing it: http://www.kristv.com/videoplayer/?video_id=30542&categories

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Talking about driver training

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announces that it will hold a public listening session Monday, January 7, 2013, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and from 2:00-4:00 p.m., ET, to solicit ideas and information on the issue of entry-level training for drivers of … Continue reading

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CDL test waivers for military veterans

WHBL Radio reported that  veterans and current military employees who have a military license to operate military commercial vehicles, may be able to use it to obtain a Wisconsin commercial driver license (CDL) without having to take the CDL knowledge and skills … Continue reading

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