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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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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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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