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Issue No. 10, 26 April, 2012
Trucking Remains Dominant Freight Mode

Trucking continues to be the dominant mode of freight transportation in the United States, with the industry hauling 67% of all freight in 2011, American Trucking Associations said in its latest edition of “American Trucking Trends.” The trucking industry moved 9.2 billion tons of freight last year, which equated to 80.9% or $603.9 billion of the nation’s total freight bill, according to the 2012 edition of “Trends,” which is available through ATA Business Solutions.

FMCSA seeks comments on obstructive sleep apnea

Truckers have been hearing about recommendations the Medical Review Board is pressing on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration concerning obstructive sleep apnea – and now truckers have their chance to comment. The recommendations stem from a joint meeting of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and the Medical Review Board. The recommendations include criteria for certification, conditional certification and disqualification of drivers with obstructive sleep apnea.

This Week's Lunch is Sponsored by…

Students at Compass Truck Driving School have been working aggressively towards graduating the CDL training program and obtaining their CDL’s so that they can start earning income. As promised by Compass Truck Driving School employees (including the instructors, office managers and marketing department), students will be exposed to several different trucking companies, all who hire new drivers, so they have options when sending out applications.

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A Trucker and a Scholar

This week’s featured Compass Truck Driving School student is Mr. Adams. He was chosen among several students because we thought he would be an inspiration to anyone who is on the fence about getting their CDL and entering the world of trucking. He has been attending Compass Truck Driving School for 4 weeks now and only here for a refresher. As any experienced trucker knows, you can’t be unemployed for too long before you’re considered ‘out of practice’.

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