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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week September 8 – 14, 2019

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 8-14, 2019, is when America takes the time to honor all professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment in tackling one of our economy’s most demanding and important jobs. These 3.5 million professional men and women not only deliver our goods safely,

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Despite High Hopes, Self-Driving Cars Are “Way in the Future” – By Neal E. Boudette – NY TIMES 7.16.2019

Ford and other companies say the industry overestimated the arrival of autonomous vehicles, which still struggle to anticipate what other drivers and pedestrians will do. Argo AI’s self-driving technology will be used by Ford and Volkswagen in ride-sharing services. Credit Jeff Swensen for The New York Times A year ago,

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CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week Set for July 14-20, 2019 with a Focus on Speeding

Drivers’ actions contributed to a staggering 94 percent of all traffic crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 2015 Traffic Safety Facts report. In response to this issue, law enforcement personnel will be on the lookout for commercial motor vehicle drivers and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in

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Come to our Atlanta Coffee & Donuts Drop-In! June 15, 2019

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FMCSA Sets June Date to Publish its Proposed Hours-of-Service Changes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has slated publication of its notice of proposed rulemaking on changes to the Hours of Service rule for June 7. FMCSA also advised that it plans to then take comments on the NPRM until July 26. Those dates are per the latest “Significant Rulemaking

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CPAP 101, Part 4: How to pay for it

When he was diagnosed with sleep apnea, trucker Joey Real’s insurance stepped in and covered the full cost of his machine. He knows he was fortunate in that regard. The general upkeep of the machine has also been relatively inexpensive, he said. He’ll be due to replace his mask soon

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CPAP 101, Part 3: How to adjust to wearing one

The unfortunate reality is your CPAP device may not immediately be the most comfortable thing you’ve ever worn, but you have options to make it easier to use. CPAP.com, an online CPAP retailer, advises that new CPAP users wear their mask during the day while they’re doing a regular activity

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CPAP 101, Part 2: Are they invaluable or inconvenient?

Whether a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine, or CPAP, is inconvenient or invaluable will depend on the individual driver, but truckers Terry Batchelor and Joey Real agree their devices have been life-changing. Batchelor has had his CPAP for around three years now and he says it is by far the

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CPAP 101, Part 1: Why you may need to wear one

Getting diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea can sound like a huge burden to shoulder for some truck drivers. Not only do you have to buy a continuous positive airway pressure — or CPAP — machine, if prescribed one, but you also have to adjust to wearing it each night. Obstructive

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