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3/7/2016

12 Tips To Help Drivers Stay Awake Longer

Truck drivers have very long days and erratic sleep schedules. Most are also getting paid by how much work they get done, whether it be by the mile, by the hour, or a percentage of what the load pays. Staying awake and alert for long periods of time is critical if you want to be a safe, productive driver. Here are some things you can do to stay awake and alert for longer periods of time.

Avoid High Contrast Lights At Night

The stark contrast between the bright lights and pitch black will make your eyes feel sleepy before long. You have the bright headlights and dashboard lights in your face but you’re sitting in a pitch black truck surrounded by pitch black night. That will wear you out. I used to drive…

Read more at: Trucking Truth

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3/3/2016

The Merits of the Diverging Diamond Interchange

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What you see [to the left] is the “diverging diamond,” a freeway-and-surface-street interchange system that reduces the number of conflict points and, in theory, traffic delays, by having drivers switch to the left-hand side of the road temporarily. It’s a French innovation, but it’s starting to catch on in the states…

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3/1/2016

Ten Legitimately Fascinating Facts About the Shipping Industry

Almost 90 percent of everything we buy arrives via ship, writes Rose George in her actually mind-blowing new book Ninety Percent of Everything, published tomorrow, which covers her months-long adventure with the shipping industry — the biggest business that you know nothing about…

Read more at: The Wire

2/29/2016

Volvo Pushes Product Innovation Amid Slower Industrywide Sales

WASHINGTON — After Volvo Trucks North America’s best year for deliveries and market share in 2015, plans are under way to focus on the flatbed, tank truck and heavy-haul sectors to offset an industrywide sales slowdown, a strategy its president said could start to bear fruit in the second half of this year…

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2/22/2016

Two Charged With Producing Fake IDs, Including TWIC Cards Used at Ports

Federal investigators arrested two members of sophisticated “document mills” in Southern California that allegedly produced an array of fake IDs. They include Transportation Worker Identification Credentials that could be used to gain access to U.S. ports and other secure transport facilities. Earlier this month, special agents with the Coast Guard Investigative Service arrested Brian Dunmore, 54, of Porter Ranch, and Ricardo Rios-Gama, 51, of Los Angeles, on charges of trafficking in counterfeit documents…

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