Scams and Schemes: A Look Into CDL Fraud
Jun25

Scams and Schemes: A Look Into CDL Fraud

It’s a simple fact that almost every industry in the world depends on trucks. And with a driver shortage, trucking companies have been increasing employee wages. This has caused potential drivers, trucking schools, and even some Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employees to participate in fraudulent Commerical Driver’s License (CDL) schemes. CDL fraud is a problem that extends beyond the trucking industry because putting...

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Who Regulates the Trucking Industry?
Mar08

Who Regulates the Trucking Industry?

There are so many rules and regulations in the trucking industry, but who exactly is laying down the law? If you’re not familiar, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is in charge of regulating the trucking industry as a whole. Many people don’t know what they do, so the question still remains. Who regulates the trucking industry? Browse trucking jobs here! Who is the FMCSA? The FMCSA was created in 2000 as an...

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Deaf Drivers and Truckers | An Overview
Oct09

Deaf Drivers and Truckers | An Overview

Back in 2013, there was a historic victory for deaf and hard of hearing truck drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) loosened their hearing standards, allowing deaf drivers that have specific hearing abilities with or without a hearing aid to apply for an exemption to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMV). However, it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for deaf truckers over the past five years. Let’s take...

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FMCSA Roadside Inspection Types
Feb01

FMCSA Roadside Inspection Types

Regardless of how long you’ve been driving, you probably never look forward to an FMCSA roadside inspection. Most drivers would prefer to maximize their time on the road so that they can maximize time with friends and family. Since inspections are time-consuming, drivers are left with less time behind the wheel or simply longer days. However, inspections are also incredibly important for regulating safety conditions for all...

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Exemptions for ELDs | New Industry Requests
Jan09

Exemptions for ELDs | New Industry Requests

With just under a full month of trucking after the ELD mandate, it’s still unclear how these devices affect all drivers. There are many opinions and viewpoints on the mandate, although it’s clear that there’s considerable opposition. Originally intended to benefit the industry as a whole, many find the disruption rather unnecessary. Already, the usage of ELDs lacks a perfect fit for every type of driver. As far as current exemptions...

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Clean Inspections in Trucking | Increased Reporting
Jan04

Clean Inspections in Trucking | Increased Reporting

Although we’re still a ways off from the CVSA’s national road check, inspections are as important as ever. Nonetheless, maintaining the best safety practices year-round is what separates the good truckers from the great ones. Heading into 2018 with the ELD mandate in full swing, compliance is on everyone’s mind. It’s easy to focus on those who continually incur penalties and violations, but what about rewarding good drivers? Recent...

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