August 2014

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August 2014 | Overdrive | 105 Carlson Logistics_OVD1113_PG.indd 1 10/22/13 2:52 PM Untitled-7 1 5/19/14 1:26 PM Text INFO to 205-289-3555 or visit www.ovdinfo.com Text INFO to 205-289-3555 or visit www.ovdinfo.com SMT Lines_OVD1112_PG103.indd 1 2/26/13 10:13 AM The voice of the american trucker Visit us @ oVerdriVeonline.com Text INFO to 205-289-3555 or visit www.ovdinfo.com Logbook FORMER MILITARY MEMBERS who operated commercial vehicles while in service now can obtain their CDL in any state within the first year after their separation from the military without having to take a skills test, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Adminis- tration announced. FMCSA previously had granted a 90-day Military Skills Test Waiver exemption in 2011, but Virginia said that timeframe was too short. THE INTERSTATE 5 bridge collapse on the Skagit River in Washington State was caused by negligence by the truck's pilot vehicle, bad route planning by the carrier, a lack of low-clearance warning signs and an inadequate state permitting process, the National Transportation Safety Board determined in a report released last month. KINEDYNE, a cargo securement product maker, announced the five winners from its Mid-America Trucking Show contest for $1,000 shopping sprees for its products: David Brown, D&M Enterprises; John Griswold, Griswold Trucking; Lisa Prince, Johnny's Garage; Diane Doroff, S&D Express; and Shirley Battei- ger, K&B Hauling.

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