Who is Exempt from the ELD Rule?
Oct30

Who is Exempt from the ELD Rule?

A new rule will soon be the law of the land in the trucking industry. The electronic logging device (ELD) rule will require drivers to have a device in their truck that records how much time they’ve been driving. The goal of the ELD rule is to more accurately track how many hours someone is working each day. However, there are certain situations where truck drivers may be exempt from the ELD rule. So, what do drivers need to know...

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Alternative Fuel Sources in Commercial Driving
Oct10

Alternative Fuel Sources in Commercial Driving

With all the talk of modern technology and the ways that transportation is evolving, the conversation quickly enters the realm of fuel alternatives to gasoline. Even though semi trucks run just fine on diesel fuels at the moment, there are still lots of people and companies searching for what’s to come next. It’s hard to ignore the fact that technology is shaping the way transportation and the trucking industry carry out business as...

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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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