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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Exploring the DOT Speed Limiter Proposal
Sep07

Exploring the DOT Speed Limiter Proposal

On August 26 of this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released a proposal that would limit the speed of large commercial vehicles. It’s a joint effort by the DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The new speed limiter proposal would create safety standards that would require all new U.S. commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight...

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Would You Pass a Roadside Inspection?
Aug24

Would You Pass a Roadside Inspection?

Whether it’s a checkpoint or a faulty taillight, a roadside inspection can happen at any time. Recently, roadside inspections have become the norm for the simple fact that commercial drivers are held to a higher standard. But, is all this time and energy put into roadside inspections really making a difference? Roadside Inspection – Would You Pass It? The Data Numbers don’t lie and 5.5 million is a pretty big one. According to...

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Detention Pay: New Laws, Same Old Issues
Jul22

Detention Pay: New Laws, Same Old Issues

Last month on June 15, the U.S. Department of Transportation released an announcement of their intentions to move forward with an audit of the loading and unloading delays experienced by drivers nationwide in hopes of one day implementing a mandate for detention pay nationside. Similar to the goals of the Obama administration’s Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act and the requirements outlined therein, the recent audit...

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Tired Trucking: Sleep Apnea in the Industry
Jun02

Tired Trucking: Sleep Apnea in the Industry

If you’ve been awake and alert this past month, then you have probably heard about the latest Federal Motor Carrier Safety and Federal Railroad administrations’ series of sessions regarding sleep apnea in trucking. The sessions took place on May 12th, 17th, and 25th in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Los Angeles respectively. Stakeholders and truckers from every walk of life weighed in on the FMCSA’s considerations over whether a rule...

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