Trucking and Sleep Apnea: The Legal Battle Continues
Oct03

Trucking and Sleep Apnea: The Legal Battle Continues

In the transportation industry, there are people who are for and against truck drivers being allowed to drive if they have sleep apnea. Now it seems a resolution is far from being reached. Federal lawmakers are battling over whether or not truck drivers who have sleep apnea should be able to drive again this week. U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Cory Booker recently proposed a new law that would require the U.S. Department of...

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There is No New Law on DOT Physical Sleep Apnea… Yet
Aug29

There is No New Law on DOT Physical Sleep Apnea… Yet

Does the new law on DOT physical sleep apnea for truck drivers have you confused? Join the club! Drivers don’t know if they have to get sleep apnea testing, and, if diagnosed, whether they can still drive. There’s a lot of maybes and what-ifs involved in answering these questions, but let’s try to get some facts clear. Got your CDL? Apply today for trucking jobs across the U.S. For starters, there is no new law on DOT physical...

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Vision Requirements for CDL Drivers
Jul11

Vision Requirements for CDL Drivers

As just about anyone in the industry will tell you, commercial driving is a job that demands the utmost precision, safety, and continued awareness of your surroundings in order to be successful. Most are aware of the fact that trucking across the country is a profession12 depending on people with a high capacity for physical and mental endurance. With all sorts of regulations and health standards, commercial drivers need to meet...

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5 Benefits of ELDs
Jun16

5 Benefits of ELDs

No matter which side you’re on, recent battles in the Supreme Court have left in place the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule, enacted as part of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Essentially, this rule calls for the Secretary of Transportation to adopt the proper regulations requiring ELD use in commercial vehicles driving interstate. Drivers are required to keep records of duty status (RODS) made...

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FMCSA Proposed Trucking Regulation Changes Friday
Jun14

FMCSA Proposed Trucking Regulation Changes Friday

We’ve all heard of the truck driver shortage facing the country in one way or another. While it may not be the easiest issue to tackle, it is certainly one of the most important if we want to keep the trucks moving. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) demonstrated their commitment to this problem on Friday when they proposed trucking regulation changes that would make it easier to obtain a CDL. The first...

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Too Many Wheels, Not Enough Parking
May04

Too Many Wheels, Not Enough Parking

You’re driving down the road. It’s been a long shift and you’re looking for a place to park but there’s nothing in sight. You drive a few more miles down the road and still, nowhere to rest yourself or your rig. Now, you’re faced with two options: operate your vehicle illegally or park illegally. Either you choose creates problems for you and those around you on the road. This is a scenario that more and...

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