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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Weigh Station Rules for Big Rigs
Jun03

Weigh Station Rules for Big Rigs

As a truck driver, your work life is run by schedules and deadlines. Making stops is the ultimate time killer for professional drivers. This is especially the case when you don’t know for sure how long a stop might be or if it will lead to more red tape. So, what happens when you approach a weigh station? What if you see a red light go off? It’s important to be aware of weigh station rules and etiquette so that you can get back on...

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How to Stay Healthy and Pass The DOT Physical
Apr22

How to Stay Healthy and Pass The DOT Physical

Life on the road can be hard. It can be lonely, boring, and taxing on a truck driver’s mind. It can also be a challenge for drivers to stay physically healthy. In order to monitor driver health, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issues periodic physicals. DOT cards were once valid for about two years, but as driver health has decreased they are being tested more often. In an interview with The Journal Times, Dr. Lynn...

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Is Lowering the CDL Age a Bad Idea?
Apr10

Is Lowering the CDL Age a Bad Idea?

Operating a large truck has always required a great deal of maturity. Anyone interested in becoming an interstate commercial driver must be over 21 before they can apply for their CDL. But does someone’s age really determine their maturity? Some people believe that the age requirement should be lowered. In fact, two bills which proposed lowering the CDL age were introduced to the House of Representatives last year. Advocates of...

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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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How Can the Trucking Industry Go Green?
Feb04

How Can the Trucking Industry Go Green?

In the ever-changing world we live in, the trucking industry could also be changing… for the better! So, how can the trucking industry go green? Green trucking initiatives are growing increasingly popular. Much of this popularity is because of the Federal Phase 2, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards that the federal government is updating and revising. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic...

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