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The Week in Review
Commercial Vehicle Training Association
February 28, 2012
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A Tap on the Glass
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CVTA Spring Conference
Crash Test Dummy
J. J. Keller
Trivia Question
The Road to Last
Log Book Guide
Exemption on Road Test
Answer to Trivia
Shell Rotella
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Back to Basics
By all indications, 2012 is shaping up to be a "Back-to-Basics" philosophy.  Companies will be looking very hard at what they're spending their harder-earned money on....and on who. I'm reminded of an old saying... Continue Reading
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Date of Departure: Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Time of Departure: 12:35 PM, Sharp! 
From Pier 33 - Alcatraz Departure Landing 
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The tour is only $30 to experience a boat trip that will take you out to Alcatraz. You will have the opportunity to tour this legendary prison. The ferry will bring you back in time for the reception at 5:00 p.m. Please let Cindy know if you are interested in this adventure. 703-642-9444 or

CVTA Spring Conference 2012
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Dummies Welcome to the family: NHTSA adds 10-year-old crash test dummy - The Hybrid III 10-year-old size child test dummy -- known to the rest of the family as HIII-10C -- weighs 77.6 pounds and has a sitting height of 28 inches. HIII-10C is the best tool currently available for measuring the risk of injury to a child using a higher-weight child restraint system in the event of a vehicle crash. It's good news that... Continue reading...
JJ Keller J. J. Keller Joins Commercial Carrier Journal Honoring 2012 Innovator of the Year - This award recognizes trucking operations that have demonstrated true innovation in trucking management. This year's CCJ Innovators Summit was held February 8-10, 2012 in Duck Key... Continue reading...
great expectationTrivia Question - "Great Expectations" (1946) is based on the novel by Charles Dickens, and follows the adventures of a young man from boyhood to adulthood. What is the name of the main character who, as a young man, is played by John Mills -Scroll Down to Find the Answer!
The road to an America built to last - I can't say it enough: If we want an economy that's built to last, it must run on the wheels of a transportation system that's built to last. We need to fix our roads and bridges; where it makes sense, we need to expand roads, rails, and runways; and... Continue reading...
FMCSA Publishes Log Book Guide - In response to pleas for clarity, FMCSA has published a guide to using log books as a means to explain the new Hours of Service rules... Continue reading...
Some Veterans Exempted From N.Y. CDL Road Test - Some military veterans in New York will not have to take the driving portion of the state's commercial driver license test if they apply within 90 days of their discharge from active duty. "It is... Continue reading...
Answer to Trivia Questionge

"Great Expectations" (1946) is based on the novel by Charles Dickens, and follows the adventures of a young man from boyhood to adulthood. What is the name of the main character who, as a young man, is played by John Mills? 

Your answer: Pip

"Great Expectations" follows the story of Pip, an impoverished lad, who becomes a servant to a rich old lady, Miss Haversham, who was jilted at the altar and has grieved ever since. There he meets the beautiful, but spoilt, Estella, who is destined to play a major part in his life. Later, he receives money from a mysterious, wealthy benefactor and becomes a well-to-do "gentleman". But who is the anonymous benefactor? The wrong answers: Herbert is Pip's gentleman friend (played by Alec Guinness in the 1948 movie). Magwitch is an escaped convict who is assisted by a Pip as a young boy. Joe is an old friend of Pip from his impoverished past. John Mills was a stalwart of the British movie business for over 60 years. He enlisted in the army at the outbreak of World War II (1939), but he was discharged in 1942 on medical grounds. To UK movie audiences, he is perhaps best known for playing military roles, such as "In Which We Serve" (1942), "Ice-Cold in Alex" (1958) and "Dunkirk" (1958).
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