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Overdrive Online

A Nashville city bus or two or three has been wrapped with an ad from Bart Durham, the local ambulance chaser, highlighting ... I bet you can guess what.
Author: Todd Dills
Posted: January 24, 2015, 2:33 pm
Most readers were positive about the potential efficacy of body cameras used widely to help in preventing or at least sorting out the high-octane situations that have dominated discussions of race and politics across the country.
Author: Todd Dills
Posted: January 23, 2015, 5:26 pm
The DOT announced recently that three people in New York have pleaded guilty to charges in a scheme in which test takers were provided answers to CDL examinations during the tests using equipment like cameras and Bluetooth pencils.
Author: Overdrive Staff
Posted: January 23, 2015, 4:46 pm
On the long road, "I'm only horrified about half of the time. The rest of the time is an adventure I look forward to and appreciate, unless it involves signs with pictures of scorpions on them posted inside the public restrooms. Thanks, Arizona."
Author: Wendy Parker
Posted: January 23, 2015, 4:31 pm
This 2010 Kenworth W900 works by day hauling items like lumber, steel, machinery and even the occasional monster truck. It also, however, has moonlighted hauling airliner fuselage for the TV show “Grim” and “has been spotted in several parades across Oergeon in support of our great nation and the troops,” says Josh Nye.
Author: Overdrive Staff
Posted: January 23, 2015, 4:16 pm

OIG Highway Admin

On November 25, 2014, and December 16, 2014, Samar Ayoub, Associate, and Hussein Jomaa, Manager, Eagle Auto Sales, Detroit, Michigan, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Detroit, Michigan, to trafficking in counterfeit airbags.

Author: Eric.Weems
Posted: January 16, 2015, 6:09 pm

On January 12, 2015, Marie Daniel pleaded guilty in connection with a widespread fraudulent Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) test-taking scheme in New York State (NYS). Daniel was indicted, along with ten others in October 2013 by a federal grand jury in U.S. District Court, Brooklyn, New York.

Author: Eric.Weems
Posted: January 16, 2015, 5:59 pm

On January 8, 2015, spouses Ying Wai Phillip Ng and Pui Kuen Ng, owner/operators of a commercial driving school, N&Y Professional Service Line in Brooklyn, New York, pleaded guilty to fraud in connection with identification documents. From approximately 2001 to 2012, the Ngs assisted customers in taking the written New York State (NYS) commercial driver’s license (CDL) examination by providing the answers to test takers. The NYS Department of Motor Vehicles issues CDLs in accordance with USDOT regulations.

Author: Eric.Weems
Posted: January 16, 2015, 5:44 pm

FMCSA News

… . Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which oversees the motorcoach industry …
Posted: January 24, 2015, 6:27 am
… Vernon. Bus Rider Terrified The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration stripped American Lion of its … DeBruyne, a spokesman for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said that a bus company …
Posted: January 24, 2015, 2:12 am
… . Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Congress's need … . The rulemaking under consideration at FMCSA would increase the minimum levels … for-hire interstate general freight carrier. FMCSA's research report on …
Posted: January 23, 2015, 5:50 pm

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National Weather

No watches are valid as of Sat Jan 24 16:55:01 UTC 2015.
Posted: January 24, 2015, 4:54 pm
MD 0042 CONCERNING HEAVY SNOW FOR COAST OF MAINE
MD 0042 Image

MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0042
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1053 AM CST SAT JAN 24 2015

AREAS AFFECTED...COAST OF MAINE

CONCERNING...HEAVY SNOW 

VALID 241653Z - 242300Z

SUMMARY...HEAVY SNOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG THE COAST OF MAINE
THIS AFTERNOON. SNOWFALL RATES SHOULD REACH 1 INCH PER HOUR IS SOME
SPOTS WITHIN THE MCD AREA.

DISCUSSION...THE LATEST SFC ANALYSIS SHOWS A 990 MB LOW ABOUT 125
STATUTE MILES TO THE SOUTHEAST OF LONG ISLAND. A 70 TO 80 KT
LOW-LEVEL JET IS ANALYZED OVER THE GULF STREAM WITH THE EXIT REGION
OF A MID-LEVEL JET LOCATED NORTH OF CAPE COD. AS THE LEFT EXIT
REGION OF THE MID-LEVEL JET OVERSPREADS THE COAST OF MAINE OVER THE
NEXT FEW HOURS...LIFT WILL BECOME MARKEDLY ENHANCED. IN
ADDITION...FORECAST SOUNDINGS ALONG THE COAST OF MAINE THIS
AFTERNOON SHOW VEERING WINDS WITH HEIGHT AND CONSIDERABLE SHEAR IN
THE 850 MB TO 500 MB LAYER. THIS IS INDICATIVE OF STRONG ISENTROPIC
LIFT WHICH WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF HEAVY SNOW
BANDS. MODERATE SNOW IS ALREADY ONGOING NEAR PORTLAND MAINE. THIS
SNOW BAND SHOULD GRADUALLY INTENSIFY AS IT EXPANDS NEWD ALONG THE
COAST OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS. SNOWFALL RATES COULD REACH 1 INCH PER
HOUR WITHIN THE HEAVIEST PART OF THE BAND. AREAS ALONG THE COAST TO
THE EAST AND NORTHEAST OF AUGUSTA MAINE SHOULD BE AFFECTED AFTER
18Z.

..BROYLES/CORFIDI.. 01/24/2015

...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...

ATTN...WFO...CAR...GYX...

LAT...LON   44366773 43706963 43267040 43247082 43707093 44287035
            45306729 44786697 44366773 

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Posted: January 24, 2015, 4:54 pm
SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook
Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Image
DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK  
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1013 AM CST SAT JAN 24 2015

VALID 241700Z - 251200Z

...MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF SRN CA...
15Z OBSERVATIONS REVEAL A STRONG OFFSHORE GRADIENT WITH LAX-TPH AND
LAX-DAG GRADIENTS OF 13.5 AND 7.1 MB...RESPECTIVELY. NUMEROUS SITES
REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS AT OR ABOVE 25 MPH WITH SEVERAL SITES
REPORTING WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. RH VALUES ARE BETWEEN 15
AND 20 PERCENT AREAWIDE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SITES ALONG THE COAST.

OFFSHORE GRADIENT IS EXPECTED TO DECREASE SLIGHTLY DURING THE DAY
BEFORE INCREASING AGAIN TONIGHT. HOWEVER...MID/UPPER LEVEL SUPPORT
WILL PERSIST THROUGHOUT THE DAY WITH STRONG WINDS OCCURRING
THROUGHOUT THE DAY. RH VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO STAY AROUND 10 TO 15
PERCENT WITH SOME ISOLATED SINGLE DIGIT VALUES POSSIBLE.

AS MENTIONED IN THE PREVIOUS FORECAST DISCUSSION /BELOW/...FUELS
REMAIN UNSUPPORTIVE OF A CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THREAT.
THEREFORE...DESPITE CRITICAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS...WILL
MAINTAIN THE ELEVATED AREA FROM THE PREVIOUS FORECAST WITH NO
CHANGES.

..MOSIER.. 01/24/2015

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0309 AM CST SAT JAN 24 2015/

...SYNOPSIS...
A MID/UPPER-LEVEL SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL LIFT NE ALONG THE U.S. EAST
COAST AND TOWARDS THE CANADIAN MARITIMES...AS BROAD CYCLONIC FLOW
BECOMES ESTABLISHED EAST OF THE ROCKIES. ACROSS THE WEST...A CLOSED
LOW ALOFT WILL REMAIN SITUATED TO THE WEST OF THE BAJA PENINSULA AS
RIDGING BUILDS OVER NRN CA AND THE PAC NW. AT THE SFC...EXPANSIVE
HIGH PRES WILL BE CENTERED OVER NRN PORTIONS OF THE GREAT
BASIN...SUPPORTING A CONTINUED OFFSHORE GRADIENT ACROSS SRN CA.

...MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS OF SRN CA...
09Z OBS INDICATE A TPH-LAX GRADIENT OF AROUND 10-11 MB...WITH
GUIDANCE SUGGESTING THE GRADIENT WILL CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN TO
AROUND 11-12 MB BY APPROXIMATELY 12Z. AS IT DOES SO...SFC FLOW WILL
INCREASE ACCORDINGLY...WITH SUSTAINED WINDS AROUND 25-35 MPH AND
GUSTS UPWARDS OF 40-60 MPH...ESPECIALLY ACROSS HIGHER-ELEVATION
SITES WHERE SOME GUSTS OVER 60 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE. WHILE THE PRES
GRADIENT WILL LIKELY FOLLOW A DIURNAL TREND OF WEAKENING
SOME...FAVORABLE MID-LEVEL FLOW WILL MAINTAIN STRONGER SFC WINDS
THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY. FURTHERMORE...WITH THE PERSISTENT OFFSHORE
REGIME...ENHANCED DOWNSLOPE DRYING AND POOR OVERNIGHT RECOVERY WILL
PROMOTE MIN RH VALUES AROUND 10-20 PERCENT...WITH UPPER SINGLE
DIGITS POSSIBLE ACROSS HIGHER ELEVATIONS/TERRAIN-FAVORED AREAS.

WHILE METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS SUPPORT A CRITICAL FIRE WX
THREAT...FUEL CONDITIONS REMAIN THE PRIMARY LIMITING FACTOR...OWING
TO WIDESPREAD GREEN-UP OF FINER FUELS AND RELATIVELY HIGH LIVE-FUEL
MOISTURE. WHILE AN ISOLATED CRITICAL THREAT IS POSSIBLE IN AREAS OF
DRIER FUELS DUE TO RECENT CONDITIONING...THE LACK OF WIDESPREAD
RECEPTIVE FUELS PRECLUDES A CRITICAL DELINEATION AT THIS TIME.
THEREFORE...UPON COLLABORATION WITH SGX/LOX...THE ELEVATED AREA WILL
BE MAINTAINED.

...PLEASE SEE WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV/FIRE FOR GRAPHIC PRODUCT...

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Posted: January 24, 2015, 4:15 pm