Surprise! There Are No New CDL Requirements in 2020
Feb18

Surprise! There Are No New CDL Requirements in 2020

The federal government was about to enforce changes to entry-level CDL training, but at the last minute pulled the plug on new CDL requirements in 2020, according to Overdrive. New CDL requirements in 2020 were supposed to go into effect February 7. However, due to public concerns and comments, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is delaying the changes until 2022, explaining they want to make sure the new rule is...

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Can Deaf People Drive Trucks? | An Overview
Aug05

Can Deaf People Drive Trucks? | An Overview

Oftentimes, truckers have long dreamed of being out on the open road. Trucking is an amazing profession. But what if someone told you that you weren’t able to drive a truck? Luckily, strides are being made by individuals and organizations to make the trucking industry more inclusive. Female truckers are becoming commonplace in the industry and hopefully deaf truckers will follow suit! You may be wondering “can deaf people drive...

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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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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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