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The Week in Review
Commercial Vehicle Training Association
March 21, 2012
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A Tap on the Glass
Member Alert
CVTA Spring Conference
Highway Bill
Trivia Question
CSA Crash Accountability
Sleep Disorders
Texting Ban
Distracted Driving
Use Social Media
Answer to Trivia
The Hartford
Health News
Tap on the Glass
Vol. 24
It's All About Control
There is a little poem that reads, "Two men looked through prison bars. One saw mud; the other saw stars." The moral: You can improve your ability to deal with change by focusing your attention on the future and by seeing the glass as half-full rather than half-empty. Recent commentary prompted some response.  Whether because of the political comment, or the subject ... Continue Reading
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Senate Passes Highway Bill - Two-Year, $109 Billion Plan Awaits House Action - The U.S. Senate last week passed a two-year, $109 billion transportation bill that contains an array of provisions important to the trucking industry, including creation of a national freight program and a mandate for electronic... Continue reading.
Public Listening Session on Electronic On-Board Recorders - FMCSA will hold a public listening session to solicit information, concepts, ideas, and comments on Electronic On-Board Recorders (EOBRs) and the issue of driver harassment. Specifically, the Agency wants to know what factors, issues, and... Continue reading.
Trivia Question

I am a small black and white mammal. I have the reputation of being bad tempered. What am I?

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Common Sense Must Govern CSA Crash Accountability Decisions - American Trucking Associations' leaders expressed serious concern over the recent decision by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, after pressure from anti-truck groups, to continue to hold the trucking industry responsible in its CSA program for every truck-involved crash... Continue reading.
FMCSA Announces Proposal on Sleep Disorders - Chalk this one up to the open government initiative: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has laid out the agencies plan to combat the problem of truck drivers with sleep disorders. Over... Continue reading.
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Billboards Spread Message about New Pennsylvania Texting Ban - It's a pleasure to be able to remind readers that the new Pennsylvania law against texting while drivingin the Keystone State took effect on March 8. But, as the AAA clubs of Pennsylvania know, a law can only be effective when people know about it. That's why, beginning this week, the organization is posting the message "DNT TXT N DRV - It's the Law" on approximately 60 billboards across Pennsylvania.... Continue reading.
Alison Holden
DOT Releases New "Faces of Distracted Driving" Video - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today released the latest video in the U.S. Department of Transportation's "Faces of Distracted Driving" series, featuring the story of Alison Holden from Washington, DC. On April 27, 2009, single mom Alison Holden was... Continue reading.
Use Social Media to Enhance All Areas of Career Services - With over 16% of all time online being spent on social networks and with 96% of college students having a social media account, Career Services departments must learn to leverage social media to engage students and effectively market their services... Continue reading.
Answer to Trivia Questiontas
I am a small black and white mammal. I have the reputation of being bad tempered. What am I? 
Your answer: Tasmanian Devil
I am the Tasmanian Devil. I have a spine-chilling 'screech', and can sound and look incredibly fierce! I am the world's largest surviving carnivorous marsupial, with a thick-set, squat build and a relatively large, broad head and short, thick tail!" 
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