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Truck Week: 8 things truck drivers wish you

You see them on the road, you see them at truck stops, you might even think driving a big rig seems like fun. After all, who hasn’t imagined cruising the highway in an 18-wheeler while “Born To Be Wild” plays in the background? The truth is, most of us probably don’t know much about truck…

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Get answers to ELD-related questions

FMCSA provides answers to frequently asked questions about ELDs. Consult these FAQs when you have an ELD-related question, as the answer may already be at your fingertips. View FAQ HERE

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Two Melton drivers honored for their swift actions at major accident

Two Melton Truck Lines drivers were recently honored for assisting victims at a major accident scene in Kentucky last fall. The Truckload Carriers Association has named truck drivers Michael Maines and Daniel Worm Highway Angels for using their medical backgrounds to assist seriously-injured passengers during a car crash last September in Louisville, Kentucky. TCA explains:…

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About the Our Roads, Our Safety Campaign

Road safety is everyone’s responsibility – passenger vehicle drivers, truck drivers, bus drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) developed Our Roads, Our Safety, a national safety campaign to encourage road users to share the road safely with large trucks and buses. Watch the video below to see the highlights of…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Acceptance Speech

Martin Luther King Jr. held his acceptance speech in the auditorium of the University of Oslo on 10 December 1964. Your Majesty, Your Royal Highness, Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen: I accept the Nobel Prize for Peace at a moment when 22 million Negroes of the United States of America are engaged in a…

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Truck drivers across US work through bad weather, COVID-19 surge

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – They’re the lifeline for the country. More than 3.35 million truck drivers in the United States are working through the recent COVID-19 surge to bring you the products you need. Varney Kanneh said he’s been a truck driver for four years. He told News 3 the weather this time of year…

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Human Trafficking Day

Crucial that truckers know the warning signs of this crime so they can be the eyes ears on the road to help #End Trafficking.

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!  From all of us at Capital Driver Leasing.

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Thanksgiving

To our valuable team members: We’re so thankful for all you’ve done for our business this year. All of your hard work and dedication has helped us reach so many of our company-wide goals for 2021.  On this holiday, we want to make sure you know how much you’re appreciated as a member of our…

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6 Things You Should Know About Personal Conveyance

Your driver had to wait long past his appointment to unload, and now he’s out of hours. The receiver says the driver has to leave the property, but doing so will break federal hours of service rules. The now-required electronic logging device means he can’t “fudge” his duty records with the ELD as he might have…

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