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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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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ELD Mandate Penalties: Is it Worth the Change?
Dec19

ELD Mandate Penalties: Is it Worth the Change?

The new ELD mandate is officially going into effect on Monday, so it’s time to talk about penalties. Whether you’re having trouble affording the electronic logging device, still figuring out how to implement them, or simply don’t want one, you still need to be aware of the penalties that you may encounter. With a window of over two years to get ELDs implemented into your rig, many predicted that ELD mandate penalties would be heavy...

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E Logs for Owner-Operators | The Basics
Dec01

E Logs for Owner-Operators | The Basics

Just as anyone orbiting the trucking industry will tell you — electronic logging devices (ELDs) are creating all sorts of upheaval in the world of transportation. Love them or hate them, ELDs are one piece of technology that almost every driver will deal with in the near future. With the FMCSA’s mandate taking effect on December 18th, 2017 drivers in fleets big and small are bracing for the change. Still, there’s a lot of confusion...

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