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Three Million Miler Recognized at NCI   Johnny Malone has been an owner operator at National Carriers since October of 1993. He works within the NCI 48 State Division and is a resident of North Carolina. Malone stated, “NCI is a good place to work, it has its bad and good points, but the good […]
Securing the Best Loads for National Carriers – Marketing 4.0 contributed by Whit Welch 2015 has started well for National Carriers. 2014 was a year of change and challenges. As a company we have positioned ourselves for a successful year. It is important that we keep a high level of focus and that we work […]
The Company that Understands “Freedom Isn’t Free”   I am an American Soldier who gladly served 20 years in the Army and participated in five combat tours. I am not writing my experience to educate my brothers and sisters in arms who received life changing injuries down range because they already understand the loneliness, shame, […]

Overdrive Online

Several of the 29 ports on the West Coast are taking measures to hasten the process of clearing the cargo backlog that’s built up in recent months due to strained and months-long labor negotiations between port managers and port workers.
Author: Jill Dunn
Posted: March 5, 2015, 9:48 pm
Headed past Daytona through the 15th? Brief word to the wise: As thousands of motorcyclsts converge on the aarea March 6-15, Love's in Ormond Beach off I-95 at exit 273 will be fuel-and-go-only.
Author: Todd Dills
Posted: March 5, 2015, 9:04 pm
This poll looks at the extent to which readers have been involved in pre-CDL driver training, whether through a formal or informal process.
Author: Todd Dills
Posted: March 5, 2015, 6:50 pm
Following an odd cargo theft earlier this week — in which roughly $5 million in gold bars were stolen from the back of a tractor-trailer heading from Miami to Massachusetts — authorities have begun to question whether the two truckers piloting the rig were involved.
Author: James Jaillet
Posted: March 5, 2015, 5:23 pm
Michelle Mintling will never forget May 23, 2014. It was the day she had her first colonoscopy and began one of the toughest battles of her life. Michelle and her husband Dennis are team drivers, leased on with Landstar. They’ve spent the last 9 years traveling the country together. They’ve hauled everything from baby diapers […]
Author: Wendy Parker
Posted: March 5, 2015, 5:17 pm

OIG Highway Admin

The Deputy Principal Assistant Inspector General for Auditing and Evaluation testified on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) oversight programs and on issues impacting the Subcommittee’s work on the Agency’s reauthorization. The Deputy Principal Assistant Inspector General noted that FMCSA has taken action to improve CSA data quality and system development, but nationwide implementation of timely and effective enforcement interventions remains a challenge.

Author: david.wonnenberg
Posted: March 2, 2015, 11:38 pm

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is responsible for ensuring that States close out projects timely, a critical step towards the final accounting of States’ use of Federal funds. As part of our the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) oversight mandate, we reviewed FHWA’s oversight of ARRA project closeouts and found that the vast majority of ARRA-funded Federal-aid highway and bridge projects have been closed out, but a small percentage of the remaining active projects will not be closed out before ARRA grant funds expire on September 30, 2015.

Author: nathan.richmond
Posted: March 2, 2015, 10:05 pm

On February 19, 2015, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued the final decision for debarment of Cindy Taylor Stewart and Cindy Taylor Trucking and Construction, Inc. (CTTC). 

Author: Eric.Weems
Posted: February 26, 2015, 7:27 pm

FMCSA News

… Trucking Associations called on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to make important changes to … CSA scores, and recommended "FMCSA revise the SMS methodology to … carriers." During the hearing, FMCSA was also criticized by Chairman …
Posted: March 5, 2015, 7:23 pm
… .ly/1EO7I5j. ** FISCHER QUESTIONS FMCSA RESPONSE: Sen. Deb Fischer … a Wednesday hearing on FMCSA reforms feeling disappointed. The … said she was surprised FMCSA’s acting administrator couldn … , for instance. Fischer and FMCSA acting Administrator Scott Darling …
Posted: March 5, 2015, 3:36 pm
… introduce legislation to reform the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and “ensure that the [regulatory … increasing highway safety,” Fischer said. FMCSA also “completely disregarded” recommendations by … Safety Board (NTSB), along with FMCSA Acting Administrator Scott Darling. In …
Posted: March 5, 2015, 2:48 pm

Yahoo® Truck News

National Weather

No watches are valid as of Thu Mar 5 22:57:02 UTC 2015.
Posted: March 5, 2015, 10:56 pm
No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Thu Mar 5 22:57:02 UTC 2015.
Posted: March 5, 2015, 10:56 pm
SPC 2000Z Day 1 Outlook
Day 1 Outlook Image
DAY 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK  
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0128 PM CST THU MAR 05 2015

VALID 052000Z - 061200Z

...NO SVR TSTM AREAS FORECAST...

...SUMMARY...
A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED FROM NORTH FLORIDA INTO PARTS OF
SOUTH CAROLINA.

ONLY MINOR CHANGES ARE REQUIRED TO 1630Z FORECAST...NAMELY TO REDUCE
THUNDER CHANCES IN THE WAKE OF FRONTAL PASSAGE.  SHALLOW
CONVECTION...WITH ISOLATED LIGHTNING...HAS ORGANIZED ALONG WIND
SHIFT ACROSS THE FL PANHANDLE AND THIS ACTIVITY IS EXPECTED TO
SPREAD/DEVELOP NEWD INTO GA OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS.

..DARROW.. 03/05/2015

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 1014 AM CST THU MAR 05 2015/

...SYNOPTIC SETUP...
PATTERN WILL SOMEWHAT DEAMPLIFY THIS PERIOD AS POSITIVE-TILT MS VLY
TROUGH CONTINUES E INTO THE ATLANTIC...LEAVING BROAD CYCLONIC FLOW
ACROSS MUCH OF THE NATION DOWNSTREAM FROM WEAK REX-TYPE BLOCK OVER
THE FAR WEST. 

COLD FRONT ATTENDANT TO MS VLY SYSTEM WILL ADVANCE STEADILY E/SE
ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF THE SERN U.S...CLEARING ALL BUT S FL BY 12Z
FRI. FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF WEAK WAVE ALONG THE FRONT...NOW CENTERED
OVER THE NC PIEDMONT...DOES NOT APPEAR LIKELY GIVEN CONFLUENT NATURE
OF LARGER SCALE TROUGH.

...WRN GULF CST/LWR MS VLY THROUGH EARLY AFTN...
BANDED...ELEVATED CONVECTION WILL PERSIST OVER PARTS OF THE LWR MS
VLY/WRN GULF CST INTO THE AFTN...WHERE FAIRLY RICH MOISTURE WILL
FURTHER UNDERCUT DEEPENING POST-FRONTAL COLD AIR DOME. UPDRAFT
STRENGTH/TSTM POTENTIAL SHOULD DIMINISH WITH TIME AS LOW-AMPLITUDE
UPR IMPULSE NOW OVER THE LWR TN VLY CONTINUES NEWD AWAY FROM REGION.
 
...N FL/GA/SC THIS AFTN...
RELATIVELY THIN/BROKEN CLOUD COVER WILL SUPPORT MODERATE 
DESTABILIZATION AHEAD OF COLD FRONT CROSSING THE S ATLANTIC CSTL PLN
TODAY. COUPLED WITH WEAK MID-LVL COOL ADVECTION AND MODEST
LARGE-SCALE ASCENT...EXPECT WARM LAYER ALOFT SAMPLED BY 12Z AREA
SOUNDINGS TO BE SUFFICIENTLY ERODED TO FOSTER SCTD SHOWER AND...
POSSIBLY...TSTM DEVELOPMENT ALONG FRONT. BUOYANCY
WILL...HOWEVER...REMAIN LIMITED BY WEAK MID-LVL LAPSE RATES AND
FRONT WILL QUICKLY UNDERCUT SHOWERS/STORMS THAT DO FORM. THUS...SVR
WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED DESPITE PRESENCE OF AMPLE MOISTURE/DEEP
SHEAR FOR SUSTAINED/ORGANIZED STORMS.

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Posted: March 5, 2015, 7:32 pm