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  Truck Driving Careers, Jobs, and Driver Training Information
For especially long routes, employers often utilize two drivers who alternate between driving the vehicle and sleeping in a small room behind the cab.
All driving violations incurred by CDL holders are permanently recorded in a national database.
Individuals who have been convicted of a crime involving drugs; driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; hit-and-run driving resulting in injury or death; or any motor-vehicle related felony may not be truck drivers.
www.careeroverview.com /truck-driving-careers.html   (2984 words)

  
  Long driver going the distance - The Boston Globe
Long driving is golf's version of a home run derby, a crowd-pleasing collection of long distance hacks designed to draw oohs and aahs from the crowd.
That earned him an automatic invitation to the inaugural RE/MAX Junior World Long Drive Championship, which will be held Aug. 10 to 13 in Blaine, Minn. Other local long drivers will be seeking to join Moulton in Minnesota by participating in a regional qualifying event to be held at Sun 'N Air on Monday.
Moulton has been a long driver since he picked up the sport of golf four years ago, but it was a chance encounter at Sun 'N Air two years ago that turned him into a long driver.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2005/07/14/long_driver_going_the_distance   (1123 words)

  
 Drive for Life... The National Safe Driving Test & Initiative
Know Before You Go of drivers report driving after drinking at summer barbecues; 23% said they would be more likely to drive after drinking at a summer party if they didn’t have far to drive.
In fact, scientists contend that long blinks and eye closures are poor indicators of when to pull over because by the time they occur drivers are already well into the danger zone.
In a study of 400 drivers, 57% said they were more likely to drive when overtired or fatigued when driving home from a weekend getaway, and 59% said they were more likely to drive when fatigue-impaired because they wanted to get to a summer destination in one night.
www.safedrivingtest.com /morefatigue.html   (783 words)

  
 2blowhards.com: Long-Distance Driving
The drive East took that hour back and the last part was through Marias Pass, which could be tricky in winter, but the worst passes were the ones in Idaho.
Both time periods were long enough to notice the evolution of the seasons: one trip there would be buds, the next week leaves, the next week bigger leaves, and so on.
Later my wife was less comfortable with me driving all night, and I couldn't listen to loud music or audio books with the kids sleeping, so we'd leave at the same time, but get a place to stay around 1am, somewhere an hour or two shy of Sacramento.
www.2blowhards.com /archives/2006/10/longdistance_dr.html   (4159 words)

  
  urticator.net - Long-Distance Driving
Here are some tips for long-distance driving, where by “long distance” I mean anything that takes a day or more, although anything upwards of half a day or so is similar.
I'd say these were memes for good driving, except they're not about driving per se, they're about things that go along with driving.
Driving in the daytime takes far less concentration than driving at night—the two are as different as night and day—so to make it easy on yourself, you want to use as much daylight as possible.
www.urticator.net /essay/5/513.html   (1355 words)

  
 SASCO - Motoring Tips - Proper shoes for driving
The choice of footwear for driving must allow the foot to have a "feeler of the pressure needed by the pedals to achieve the desired braking or acceleration.
Shoes with soles of over 10 centimeters or clogs with hard heels are unsuitable for driving due to the extremely hard bottoms of these types of footwear that obstruct the feeling required by the feet to operate the pedals properly.
To avoid near misses caused by driving with the wrong shoes, it is recommended that gym shoes be used while driving and then put on the work shoes before going out of the vehicle.
www.sasco-sa.com /sasco-tips02.htm   (853 words)

  
 Long Island Press: Long Island Newspaper, News, Entertainment, Real Estate, Classifieds, Automotive, Weddings, Business ...
Not surprisingly, while driving tired has long been a leading cause of crashes, the study found that the most dangerous thing to have in a car is a cell phone.
In June 2006, a 22-year-old man driving a 1999 Audi was arrested in Hicksville after cutting off another driver; the Audi driver then took a baseball bat to the hood of the other car when its driver gestured at him.
The act of driving is also a "regulated" activity, meaning there are laws and rules that need to be obeyed, and are being enforced.
www.longislandpress.com /?cp=40&show=article&a_id=11269   (2287 words)

  
 Cigar Aficionado | Golf
One of the first well-known long drivers and a man who made a living out of it was Evan "Big Cat" Williams, a New Jersey professional who realized that people were in awe of how far he could hit the ball, and who had a friend who encouraged him to capitalize on it.
The Cobra golf company sponsors a long-distance driving team of which Sellinger is a part along with four-time long driving champion Jason Zuback of Calgary, Canada, who also happens to be a licensed pharmacist.
When Sorenstam nudged a drive by Funk on the third hole, she got a floral skirt out of her bag (all prearranged) and Funk put it on to play out the hole in one of the Skins Game's most memorable moments.
www.winespectator.com /Cigar/CA_Features/CA_Golf_Detail/0,4475,88,00.html   (3107 words)

  
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 USATODAY.com - Long-drive winner epitome of power   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There are other long driving contests, but this one, which started in 1975, attracts the best field, has the biggest purse and carries the most prestige.
These feats of strength give rise to a misguided perception that the Long Drive Championship is a freak show featuring a bunch of muscle-bound hitters who can't play a regular round of golf well.
Although Brandon has been involved in long driving for only five months, she walloped one 319 yards, 12 inches, one of the best in North America this year, in an event near Sacramento.
www.usatoday.com /sports/golf/_stories/2001-10-18-long-drive.htm   (1486 words)

  
 Why Not Wye?
The problem arising from using all three outputs (the two original and the new summed output) is one of channel separation, or crosstalk.
If the driving unit truly has zero output impedance, than channel separation is not degraded by using this summing box.
Driving a maximum of 3000 pF capacitance is the realistic limit.
www.rane.com /note109.html   (900 words)

  
 Southern California Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyer - Areas of Practice - California Drunk Driving Information - Long ...
The term "alcoholic beverage and drug" or "alcoholic beverage or drug" in the (a), or first count, does not mean that you were driving with drugs in your system, but that either alcohol or drugs, or both, were found at the time of driving, not that you in fact did have both in your system.
Your need to drive or your need for a driver's license for work are not considered relevant and cannot be considered at the hearing.
Long Beach County Drunk Driving or DUI violations within the city of Long Beach, as well as infraction or municipal code violations within Long Beach are handled by the Long Beach City Attorney's Office:
www.expertlawfirm.com /areas/california_drunk_driving/long_beach_lawyer.html   (1349 words)

  
 Long-driving Pampling surges to lead - Golf - www.theage.com.au
Lashing his drives low and long and arrow-straight, Pampling carded a second consecutive 67 at the Australian to bolt clear of the field in the centenary Australian Open.
Eyes glazed and scarcely stopping to talk or react to a shot, he birdied the third, sixth and seventh holes, burned the eighth hole with another birdie putt, and hit a gorgeous nine iron to the shadow of the flagstick at the ninth to set up another.
Pampling was distracted at the 10th when there was a long delay as his American playing partner, Bob Estes, needed two rulings from an official after his ball stopped a few centimetres from an embedded television cable beside the green.
www.theage.com.au /news/Golf/Longdriving-Pampling-surges-to-lead/2004/11/26/1101219747482.html?from=storylhs   (765 words)

  
 The Keys to Defensive Driving   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But inattentive driving is becoming more of a problem as people "multi-task" by talking on the phone, eating, or even watching TV as they drive.
Driving while tired has the same effect and is one of the leading causes of accidents.
While driving, imagine that other drivers (especially truck drivers) don't see you when you are making your way into their path.
www.kidshealth.org /teen/safety/safebasics/driving_safety.html   (911 words)

  
 Long Distance Driving Tips :: MarkTAW.com
Driving is very stressful when you have limited visibility, so do everything you can to increase your visibility especially at night, during fog, and during rain.
Of course, ideally it's better to sleep and just drive when you don't have to resort to such tactics to stay awake, but situations aren't always ideal.
As long as you're conscious of your speed, and not so far gone that an odd situation won't snap you back, I think loud music is OK.
www.marktaw.com /blog/LongDistanceDrivingTips.html   (1828 words)

  
 Drowsiness and Driving: A Dangerous Combination
Driving is one of the most popular forms of transportation, but it can be a dangerous one because so many drivers take unnecessary risks.
Driving patterns (driving at odd hours, logging a substantial number of miles or hours, driving in the mid afternoon, driving long distances without taking a break)
People tend to fall asleep while driving on high-speed, long, rural highways or routes that are "boring," and most crashes occur between midnight and 6 a.m., according to the NSF.
www.clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/2900/2953.asp?index=10662&src=news   (995 words)

  
 WEG 2002: Bill Long - U.S. Driving Coach
Bill Long of Southern Pines, North Carolina, has been one of the most successful American drivers in international four-in-hand competition, having been selected to compete in the 1984, 1888, 1990, 1992, 1994, and 2000 World Championships.
Long was the first American-trained driver to win the Royal Windsor Driving Grand Prix in England and he placed seventh in the World Four-In-Hand Championship in 1984
In 1989, Long received the USET's Whitney Stone Cup, an award given annually to an individual who not only has a distinguished international record, but who is also a fine ambassador for the sport and the USET.
equisearch.com /equiwire_news/eqbilllong2853   (235 words)

  
 Inside RE/MAX | News & Events | About RE/MAX | World Long Drive Championship | Qualifications
The Long Drive finals air annually during the Christmas season on ESPN and ESPN2 and are broadcast several times throughout the year.
Composed of long drive specialists committed to the growth of the sport, LDA was formed in 1994 by Texan Art Sellinger and Californian Randy Souza, two long drive competitors themselves.
Whereas drives of 325 yards in the 1980s and early 1990s gave hitters a chance at making money, today's power hitters typically need to post at least 350 or 360 yards to advance in the qualifying rounds.
www.remax.com /inside_remax/news_and_events/about_remax/world_long_drive/index.aspx   (808 words)

  
 how long driving from Punta Allen to Playa del Carmen?
How long would you say the drive is from Punta Allen to Playa del Carmen and THEN on top of that, to get the boat to Cozumel.
Is that too long of a trip for a day (if I have my mother with me who is in her 70s) and do recommend we stop in P del C for the night first or somewhere along the route before P del C to break it up?
Driving back to Punta Allen in the dark would not be something even a Locogringo-super member should consider.
www.locogringo.com /forums/tm.asp?m=19598   (1254 words)

  
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The Long Tail is a powerlaw that isn't cruelly cut off by bottlenecks in distribution such as limited shelf space and available channels.
The theory of the Long Tail is that our culture and economy is increasingly shifting away from a focus on a relatively small number of "hits" (mainstream products and markets) at the head of the demand curve and toward a huge number of niches in the tail.
Although the phrase "The Long Tail" is trademarked, this blog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
www.longtail.com /about.html   (1456 words)

  
 Proper shoes for driving
Using footwear not suitable for driving may cause accidents on the road.
The choice of footwear for driving must allow the foot to feel the pressure needed by the pedals to achieve the desired braking or acceleration.
To avoid near misses caused by driving with the wrong shoes, it is recommended that plain shoes or light trainers be used while driving.
www.2pass.co.uk /drivingshoes.htm   (649 words)

  
 Expert Advice for Wreckless Driving - Newsday.com
The difference between driving by the book and driving on Long Island is about as wide as the Great South Bay.
In a nutshell, the three men say: Keep your eyes moving, look and plan far ahead, relax, be kind to your fellow motorists, try to stay out of the way of the road warriors and avoid distractions such as cellphones and food.
UPS deliverers typically drive from 40 to more than 100 miles a day, depending upon their routes, and Patalano and Brant are among only 3,200 of UPS' 87,000 drivers who've gone 25 years or more without an accident.
www.newsday.com /news/local/longisland/ny-drivingtips0504,0,7862387.story?coll=ny-homepage-right-area   (1174 words)

  
 RAC - RAC Know-How - Going on a journey - Driving when tired
It can affect any driver, but people who drive as part of their job may be more at risk.
Research* has found that people driving company cars fall asleep at the wheel more often, and are more likely to be involved in accidents than private car drivers.
Driving between midnight and 6am presents a particular risk for sleep-related vehicle accidents, as this is when your 'body clock' is in a natural trough.
www.rac.co.uk /web/knowhow/going_on_a_journey/driving_advice/driving_when_tired   (476 words)

  
 Smart Motorist - Drowsy Driving and Traffic Safety
Unusual Driving Patterns - These include driving between midnight and 6 a.m.; driving a substantial number of miles each year and/or a substantial number of hours each day; driving in the midafternoon hours (especially for older persons); and driving for long stretches without taking a break.
However, they seemed to accept these risks as part of their lifestyle, and were unwilling to change either their sleep routines or their driving behavior.
Acutely aware of the risks of driving when sleepy, many of them admitted to falling asleep when driving home and not remembering substantial parts of the trip.
www.smartmotorist.com /dro/dro.htm   (1353 words)

  
 When to Stop Driving
Most drivers monitor themselves and gradually limit or stop driving when they feel that a certain driving situation or driving in general is not safe.
However, some people fail to recognize declining abilities, or they fear stopping to drive because it will make them permanently dependent on others for the necessities of life, and it may reduce their social and leisure activities as well.
Remember, their goal is not to take licenses away, but to help people keep driving as long as they safely can.
www.aarp.org /families/driver_safety/driver_safetyissues/a2004-06-21-whentostop.html   (869 words)

  
 Alcohol ignition interlock programmes for reducing drink driving recidivism
The interlock seems to reduce re-offending as long as it is still fitted to the vehicle, but there is no long-term benefit after it has been removed.
Other components of the drink driving programme include information seminars for the driver and downloading data from the device's data logger, which logs all test attempts and records all passes, warnings and failures.
To systematically assess the effectiveness of ignition interlock programmes on recidivism rates of drink drivers, by examining rates of recidivism while the ignition interlock device was installed in the vehicle and after removal of the device.
www.cochrane.org /reviews/en/ab004168.html   (661 words)

  
 British Driving Society
They enjoy both the day and the drives, probably because it is an event where they compete against THEIR OWN achievements, past and present, and NOT against each other.
Fitness is judged by the condition of the turnout after driving a set distance at a reasonable, regulated pace and in a set time within the official BDS LDD regulations.
The Newcomers Drive is a LEARNING event for newcomers, an exercise in capability for older horses/ponies and an early training run for the more experienced whips/horses/ponies.
www.britishdrivingsociety.co.uk /society/long_distance_driving.htm   (970 words)

  
 Insure.com Car Insurance - Official site. Compare auto insurance quotes, 200 companies, instant term life insurance ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
About 1.5 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics in 2002 (latest data available).
Louisiana's law lowering the limit defining drunk driving, effective August, 2004, also bars a driver in a crash from recovering damages if the driver's BAC exceeds 0.08 and if found more than 25 percent at fault as a result of the higher BAC.
Over half of drivers arrested for drunk driving in the nation are repeat offenders, according to a 2003 AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study.
www.insure.com /auto/baccalc.html   (892 words)

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