June 2012

Overdrive Magazine | Trucking Business News & Owner Operator Info

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roadside attractions Nurse – my birthing kit, please • Sharp, sterile scissors • Rubbing alcohol and alcohol swabs • Suction device to clean mucus from mouth • Pair of latex gloves • Shoestring for tying off the umbilical cord. his trucking career, this time March 28 on I-30 in Texas. Hawthorne's mother H A ow many roadside midwives do you know? Such is the description that can be applied to NFI driver Mike Hawthorne of Somerdale, N.J., who delivered the third roadside baby of and grandmother were midwives, so he learned the basics of delivery in his youth. Since his first delivery in 1999 at the TA East in Ontario, Calif., the two-time TCA Highway Angel has come prepared. In the kit on board the Pete he drives you'll find the items listed above. He didn't need the shoestring or scissors this time – an ambulance arrived just after delivery. Find the full account in the May 1 entry on overdriveonline.com/channel19. "Anyone needing this treatment should seek it out. It shouldn't be forced on anyone, as it's expensive and it's not easy to adapt to." – Don Lanier commenter on Overdrive's Facebook page characterized the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's April 19 proposal on sleep apnea as a "trial balloon that went off like the Hindenburg." The proposal asked for comments on proposed mandatory testing of drivers with a body mass index of 35 or greater. Citing a "clerical error," FMCSA withdrew the proposal shortly after posting it. Search "sleep apnea" at OverdriveOnline.com to find the most recent elements of the ongoing coverage of regulatory efforts surrounding the condition, and join in the conversation among readers there. 'OFF LIKE THE HINDENBURG' APNEA PROPOSAL: 8 OVERDRIVE JUNE 2012 BEDBUGS A RESPECT FOR FINALLY, SOME operator Robert McConnell didn't hesitate: "Many years ago at a Colorado scale, when you used to have to go in and get your little yellow paper, a fellow mover was there and, when asked what he was hauling, replied, 'Bedbugs.'" A young officer "proceeded to write him up a livestock permit," McConnell added. An older officer let him do it just until he was ready to collect the $5 fee, then explained that "bedbugs" was common slang for household goods. "My friend was bummed," said McConnell, "because he was going to take the permit home and have it framed." Got a good story to tell yourself? Share it on Overdrive's Facebook page: facebook.com/OverdriveTrucking. sked on Overdrive's Facebook page for the funniest thing he'd ever seen at a weigh station, owner- ways with sleep apnea under control. But I do not agree with government requiring this testing. More times than not, it is the car driver that needs this test done, not the truck driver they hit." – John Wilcox "My life has been improved in so many

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