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Archive for March, 2016

Freightliner Cascadia Evolution is an Economical Choice

Friday, March 25th, 2016
Cascadia Evolution

The Freightliner Cascadia Evolution was designed for fuel economy.

The Freightliner Cascadia Evolution improves Freightliner’s highway truck technology by introducing aerodynamics, increased fuel efficiency, and fleet management tools that make the Cascadia Evolution stand above the rest. Compared to the first generation EPA 2010-compliant Cascadia model, the newest Cascadia model offers a 7% increase in fuel economy. Read on to learn more about the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution. (more…)

DOT Seeking Sleep Apnea Data

Thursday, March 17th, 2016
sleep apnea

Sleep apnea studies help us to understand more about how to treat sleep apnea.

Recently, the Department of Transportation (DOT) published a notice that it is seeking feedback from the trucking industry on the prevalence of sleep apnea.

DOT is looking into how widespread this issue is, as well as the costs associated with treatment. Known as “pre-rule,” this is the first step in proposing specific requirements around sleep apnea conditions. (more…)

How to Prevent Driver Fatigue

Friday, March 11th, 2016
Driver Fatigue

Make sure you take the proper steps to stay awake and vigilant while on the road.

Driver fatigue is estimated to be the cause of up to 20% of road fatalities. Most of these accidents occur during regular sleeping hours. Here are a few ways to recognize when you are feeling fatigued and prevent driver fatigue in the future. (more…)

New Rule Requires 30 Hours of Driving Time for Entry Level Training

Friday, March 4th, 2016
entry level trucker

Entry level truckers will soon be required to complete 30 hours of training.

On March 8th, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was set to publish the proposed rule which would change CDL requirements. If made final, this rule will make it necessary for new truckers to complete a core training curriculum before receiving their CDL. This curriculum includes many changes, as well as the new rule that entry level truckers have at least 30 hours of behind-the-wheel training before being issued a CDL. (more…)

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