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Channeling Reagan, Congressmen push for increasing fuel taxes

An Oregon Democrat, a Wisconsin Republican and the spirit of Ronald Reagan came together in the House on Wednesday to renew the call for an increase on fuel taxes to save the failing Highway Trust Fund. But the current president, speaking later, questioned whether any such effort can garner enough votes in this Congress or in the next.

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Apnea clarification unlikely in short term to remedy the condition’s growing presence in medical certifications

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Though the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says it will send a bulletin to medical examiners to clarify its guidelines on screening drivers for sleep apnea, it’s unlikely medical examiners’ willingness to issue short-term driver medical certifications contingent on apnea testing will be affected.

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Trucking Christmas parades: Where and when to find them

A tractor decorated for the Wiema, Hawaii, parade.

A tractor decorated for the Waimea, Hawaii, Christmas Twilight Parade, which takes place this Saturday.

The Pacific Northwest leads the continent in holiday trucker parades, albeit some have expanded to include more than trucks.

California’s best known truck parade is set for 6 p.m. Dec. 13 in Eureka. Since the ‘80s, truckers honking “Jingle Bells” h...

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Fender, mudflap hanger supplier Fleetline passes audit

Fleetline Products, a supplier of fenders and mudflap hanger brackets, announced that the company gained its ISO 9001:2008 recertification after passing its annual third-party audit in October.

Fleetline said that in order to receive the certification, the company must maintain a quality management system that ensures quality products are made to...

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‘Hotshot on steroids’: Straight Forward Transportation of Ohio

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This 2012 single-drive-axle Freightliner Columbia is Straight Forward Transportation’s “hotshot on steroids,” says Sue Nelson. It was acquired to augment a business founded on the non-dually drive axle of a Ford F250 pickup with a gooseneck hitch, still in operation.

Ohio-based Straight Forward Transportation owner-operators Sue and Kevin Nelson...

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‘Ghost Fleet’ becomes reality in new comic

1Herein, one for the comics fans among you. It’s new release from Dark Horse I’m excited to check out. (Times like these I miss the Quimby’s bookstore and comics shop in my long-ago Chicago neighborhood.) The new series builds on the notion of a “Ghost Fleet” of “elite combat-trained truckers” hauling...

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