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       A Man and His Dog      This is Robert. He drives a truck for NCI. See Robert drive. Drive Robert drive.      Robert has a dog. His dog’s name is Binky. He rides in Robert’s truck. Binky watches Robert drive. Drive Robert drive.      One day Binky got sick. Robert took Binky to the doctor. The […]
Outstanding Driver for March Named Driver of the Month On April 2nd Rickey Born read the latest National Carriers Facebook post asking for nominations for March Driver of the Month. He was curious what criteria was used to select the National Carriers Driver of the Month. He clicked on the attached link and read through […]
National Carriers Announces Four Million Mile Safe Driving Award National Carriers, Inc. has recently awarded Buddy Haston a Four Million Mile Safe Driving award. Haston has driven safely without accident or incident during the past 24 years while at National Carriers. He received an embossed plague, embroidered hat and a personalized embroidered winter jacket during […]

Overdrive Online

The semifinalists were voted to the top from a field of 86 women.
Author: Overdrive Staff
Posted: April 17, 2015, 11:00 pm
The Truckload Carriers Association recently named Brian Puff, a driver for Crete Carrier Corporation, as a TCA Highway Angel for stopping at the scene of a fatal accident.
Author: Overdrive Staff
Posted: April 17, 2015, 5:57 pm
Does knowing historical rate performance on average help you in your day-to-day negotiations and planning? Find 2014 top performing states and Q2 outbound averages nationwide here.
Author: Todd Dills
Posted: April 17, 2015, 5:53 pm
The Transportation Intermediaries Association has become the latest organization to call on the DOT to remove from public view the carrier percentile rankings in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability trucking regulatory program, saying it has “serious concerns” about the scores’ methodology and correlation (or lack thereof) to crash risk.
Author: James Jaillet
Posted: April 17, 2015, 5:39 pm
Author: admin
Posted: April 17, 2015, 4:58 pm

OIG Highway Admin

On April 9, 2015, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) suspended Ivan Sachs, President; Rita Sachs, Vice-President; Robert Sachs, Treasurer; and Cherry Hill Construction Company, Inc. (Cherry Hill), from doing business with the government. 

Author: Eric.Weems
Posted: April 17, 2015, 3:19 pm

On April 6, 2015, Arnold Williams was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Raleigh, North Carolina, for false statements on a commercial driver employment application. Williams, who had been in federal custody for over six months, was sentenced to time served. After sentencing, Williams was transferred to the custody of South Carolina authorities to await trial on State charges related to a January 2013 fatal truck accident. When Williams is released from South Carolina custody, he will serve the remainder of his federal sentence which includes three years of supervised release.

Author: Eric.Weems
Posted: April 10, 2015, 3:58 pm

On April 1, 2015, C.W. Matthews Contracting, Inc. (CW Matthews), a general contractor located in Marietta, Georgia, entered into a civil settlement agreement with the United States in U.S. District Court, Atlanta, Georgia. CW Matthews agreed to pay $1 million for false claims made on federally-funded highway construction projects involving the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. 

Author: Eric.Weems
Posted: April 10, 2015, 3:50 pm

FMCSA News

… and the website of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or FMSCA under the Department …
Posted: April 18, 2015, 6:11 am
… are causing unnecessary harm. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration needs to take those scores …
Posted: April 17, 2015, 8:15 pm
… of data generated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety, and Accountability … urging FMCSA to immediately remove CSA scores from public view. FMCSA’s … , and not for public consumption.  FMCSA conduct has exacerbated this challenge …
Posted: April 17, 2015, 9:19 am

Yahoo® Truck News

[PR Newswire] - INDIANAPOLIS, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE: CGI) today announced several promotions within to its senior management team. The changes are effective immediately. Danny Williams ...
Posted: April 17, 2015, 7:07 pm
[GlobeNewswire] - CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. announced it plans to release its first quarter earnings in the late afternoon on Thursday, April 23. Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. will ...
Posted: April 16, 2015, 6:34 pm
[Business Wire] - The nation’s trucking industry is facing a critical driver shortage, and On the Move Systems is developing a novel solution to solve the problem.
Posted: April 16, 2015, 9:00 am

National Weather

No watches are valid as of Sat Apr 18 07:31:01 UTC 2015.
Posted: April 18, 2015, 7:30 am
No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Sat Apr 18 07:31:01 UTC 2015.
Posted: April 18, 2015, 7:30 am
SPC 0730Z Day 3 Outlook
Day 3 Outlook Image
DAY 3 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK  
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0204 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

VALID 201200Z - 211200Z

...THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE
MID-ATLANTIC...CAROLINAS AND SE GA...

...THERE IS A MRGL RISK OF SVR TSTMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE CNTRL
APPALACHIAN MTNS...MID-ATLANTIC...CAROLINAS AND ERN GULF COAST
STATES...

...SUMMARY...
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH POTENTIAL FOR HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND
GUSTS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON MONDAY FROM THE CENTRAL APPALACHIAN
MOUNTAINS SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE MID-ATLANTIC INTO THE CAROLINAS AND
GEORGIA.

...MID-ATLANTIC/CAROLINAS/SE GA...
AN UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH IS FORECAST TO MOVE EWD ACROSS THE MS VALLEY
ON MONDAY AS A LEAD SHORTWAVE TROUGH MOVES INTO THE CNTRL
APPALACHIAN MTNS. AT THE SFC...A PRE-FRONTAL TROUGH IS FORECAST TO
MOVE INTO THE FOOTHILLS OF THE APPALACHIAN MTNS WITH A COLD FRONT
ACROSS THE OH AN TN VALLEYS. SFC DEWPOINTS IN THE LOWER TO MID 60S F
FROM SRN VA SWD INTO THE CAROLINAS SHOULD RESULT IN POCKETS OF
MODERATE INSTABILITY MONDAY AFTERNOON WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
DEVELOPING ALONG THE CORRIDOR OF INSTABILITY. GFS FORECAST SOUNDINGS
FROM RICHMOND VA SSWWD TO COLUMBIA SC AT 21Z MONDAY SHOW MLCAPE IN
THE 1000 TO 1500 J/KG RANGE WITH STEEP LOW-LEVEL LAPSE RATES AND
UNIDIRECTIONAL WIND PROFILES. ALTHOUGH DEEP-LAYER SHEAR MAY BE
MARGINAL FOR SUPERCELLS...THE ENVIRONMENT SHOULD SUPPORT MULTICELL
DEVELOPMENT WITH WIND-DAMAGE POTENTIAL. HAIL WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE
WITH THE STRONGER UPDRAFTS IN AREAS THAT HEAT UP THE MOST. A
MARGINAL SEVERE THREAT MAY ALSO DEVELOP ACROSS PARTS OF THE CNTRL
APPALACHIAN MTNS MONDAY AFTERNOON BUT WEAKER INSTABILITY SHOULD KEEP
ANY POTENTIAL FOR STRONG WIND GUSTS AND HAIL RELATIVELY ISOLATED
THERE.

..BROYLES.. 04/18/2015

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Posted: April 18, 2015, 7:06 am