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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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PSP Reports | Everything You Need to Know
Sep20

PSP Reports | Everything You Need to Know

If you have ever considered a career in the transportation industry, chances are you’ve heard the term “PSP reports.” Carriers seem to care an awful lot about them and drivers seem to have lots of questions about them. PSP reports are certainly important to know about regardless of which side of the table you sit at. But, what exactly are they? The specific details of these reports can easily become unnecessarily...

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Driving Deaf
Nov17

Driving Deaf

In early 2013, 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 apply for an exemption to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMV). To accommodate the hearing impaired further, they later also updated their English Language Rule requiring all drivers to have the ability to read and write in English. The FMCSA...

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Drug and Alcohol Rule Proposed by FMCSA
Sep30

Drug and Alcohol Rule Proposed by FMCSA

Originally proposed in February of 2014, a new rule from the FMCSA would move forward with the creation of a national database of drivers who had refused to take drug and alcohol tests, and those who have failed them in the past. The rule centers on revisions to the 49 CFR part 382, Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing to establish the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Not only would this require employers and other service...

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What You Need To Know About: Truckers’ Rights
Sep26

What You Need To Know About: Truckers’ Rights

Truckers’ Rights With so many rules and regulations in the trucking industry, you may feel like the man is just trying to get you down. And with so many reports on the exploitation of truckers, it’s easy to feel that you’ve been hung up to dry. But that is not the case. There are several laws and programs created to protect truckers’ rights. We highly recommend getting to know them and learning how to fight...

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