Goodyear Seeks Nominations for Highway Hero Award

By Team Writer / September 28, 2016

As with everything if multiple people can do it, there must be a grand award for being the best at it. This can apply to anything, even within a family siblings may try to compete to see who brushes their teeth the fastest. Fortunately for truckers everywhere, Goodyear has a Highway Hero Award.

Key Takeaways:

  • Goodyear is still looking for candidates for its annual Highway Hero Award, honoring professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others.
  • To be considered for the award the following criteria must be met: Must be a full-time truck driver Must reside in the U.S. or Canada The heroic incident must have happened in the U.S. or Canada Nominee’s truck must have had 12 wheels or more at the time of the incident Nominee must have been on the job – or on the way to or from work, in his or her truck – at the time of the incident Incident must have taken place between Nov. 16, 2015, and Nov. 16, 2016
  • The winner will be announced next March during the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

“Goodyear is still looking for candidates for its annual Highway Hero Award, honoring professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others.”

http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/drivers/news/story/2016/09/goodyear-seeks-nominations-for-highway-hero-award.aspx

Trailers an Important Part of 2016 SuperTech

By Team Writer / September 27, 2016

Competitions, the challenger versus the challenger, to seek a title of being number one. There are competitions for everything these days. From professional sports, to new trends like vaping. Now it has come to light that there is even a competition for semi-trailers. With different categories in every aspect of a trailer, you better bet that one is the brakes.

Key Takeaways:

  • TMC’s SuperTech competition concluded Wednesday (September 21) with a special luncheon and reading of names of the numerous winners who trouped up one by one to get their awards.
  • It went on for more than two and a half hours, yet almost everyone in the audience, contestants and non-contestants alike, stayed ‘til the bitter end. Of course, they wanted to see who won.
  • The folks who run the Technology & Maintenance Council’s SuperTech program saw fit to inaugurate a Trailer Track for competitors. Trailers get little enough attention in the real world, and this new focus gives them the respect they deserve.

“Trailers (and truck bodies) are where the payloads go, after all. Besides, they’re getting more complex, and mechanics need to know what makes them tick – or hum, preferably.”

http://www.truckinginfo.com/blog/trailer-talk/story/2016/09/trailers-an-important-part-of-2016-supertech.aspx

FMCSA Seeks Comment on Medical Review Report Filed for Proposed Diabetes Rule

By Team Writer / September 27, 2016

There has recently been a completion in a step for the proposal of a rule that would allow CDL drivers that have controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus, the ability to operate commercial motor vehicle for interstate commerce. The ruling would allow drivers with ITMD to obtain an annual certificate from a medical examiner to allow them to operate within interstate commerce.

FMCSA Seeks Comment on Medical Review Report Filed for Proposed Diabetes Rule

Love’s Travel Stops purchases Oklahoma City building for campus expansion

By Team Writer / September 27, 2016

Love’s Travel Stops has acquired more land to be able to grow and develop as a company. They want to have the room and the means to be able to do what needs to be done and store what needs to be stored as the company continues to develop. They are a large organization and are striving to extend their reach.

Love’s Travel Stops purchases Oklahoma City building for campus expansion

Celebrity Drive: Meat Loaf

By Team Writer / September 27, 2016

When the singer Meat Loaf score his first contract it gave him money to buy himself a brand new 1976 Honda Civic. This car that he had bought was an instrumental part of the creation of his biggest album known as Bat Out of Hell. Recently the singer Meat Loaf had upgraded cars from his 1976 Honda Civic to a 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300.

Key Takeaways:

  • Meatloaf loved his honda
  • Meatloaf likes to be thought of as normal
  • Meatloaf is excited about the new album

“Although not as much of a driver today, there was a time Meat Loaf did make the time to enjoy the thrill of cars. “I raced cars in the ‘80s,” he says.”

http://www.motortrend.com/news/celebrity-drive-meat-loaf/

Speed limiters aim to save $1 billion in fuel costs annually

By Team Writer / September 26, 2016

Because of speeding accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are proposing changes. To control the number of accidents from those speeding on the highways, vehicles that are over 13 tons, (travel buses, school buses, and trucks) will possibly be limited in such a way as to only drive up to certain speeds. These alterations are for the service life of these multi-passenger vehicles. With these measures put into place, the number of accidents will hopefully be greatly reduced. Express your thoughts at regulations.gov.

Key Takeaways:

  • NHTSA and FMCSA are proposing regulations that would require vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 26,000 lbs. to be equipped with a speed limiting device initially set to a speed to be specified in a final rule.
  • Motor carriers operating commercial vehicles in interstate commerce would be responsible for maintaining the speed limiting devices at or below the designated speed for the service life of the vehicle under the proposal.
  • FMCSA is proposing a complementary Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation requiring each commercial motor vehicle with a GVWR of more than 26,000 lbs. to be equipped with a speed-limiting device meeting the requirements of the proposed FMVSS applicable to the vehicle at the time of manufacture.

“Motor carriers operating commercial vehicles in interstate commerce would be responsible for maintaining the speed limiting devices at or below the designated speed for the service life of the vehicle under the proposal.”

http://www.fleetequipmentmag.com/heavy-duty-truck-speed-limiters-saving-fuel-costs/

Lincoln Continental Hits West Coast, Livery Style

By Team Writer / September 26, 2016

Many people are excited about the introduction of the new Lincoln Continental liverly sedan. Father and son Ron Stein and Brandon Stein both pruchased a black-on-black Lincoln continental sedan, and plan to purchase 20 sedans for their business. The new 2017 sedan features new designs, and is an upgrade from the old Lincoln. The car is very expensive; it costs $48,000. Even though it is less than luxury vehicles, it is more expensive that the old Lincoln town car.

Lincoln Continental Hits West Coast, Livery Style

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