No Tokes for Truckers: Marijuana and Truck Drivers
Dec30

No Tokes for Truckers: Marijuana and Truck Drivers

There is fast-growing support for legalizing medical marijuana and decriminalizing it recreationally in many parts of the country. However, the transportation industry still isn’t budging when it comes to marijuana and truck drivers. It is a tricky topic. Many states have legalized cannabis for medical and even recreational use. However, the federal government says that marijuana use is illegal at the federal level. This causes...

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DOT Inspections | What to Expect
Jul30

DOT Inspections | What to Expect

Are you serious about a career in the trucking industry? If so, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the Department of Transportation (DOT). In this blog, we’ll break down the six levels of a DOT inspection and cover any necessary regulations and requirements you’ll need to know about. Continue reading for your ultimate guide to DOT inspections! Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Sizes and Weights To begin, we’re going to cover the...

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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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Will Wal-Mart Settlement Change Truck Driver Pay For All?
Nov29

Will Wal-Mart Settlement Change Truck Driver Pay For All?

Wal-Mart has recently made headlines due to a settlement in California regarding truck driver pay. If the settlement stands, could truck driver compensation models change throughout the entire industry? Wal-Mart Truck Driver Pay Settlement A federal jury has decided that Wal-Mart intentionally failed to pay hundreds of truck drivers in California. The jury awarded over $54 million in damages to the 850 current and former truck...

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The Future of Roadways: Transportation Technologies
Oct19

The Future of Roadways: Transportation Technologies

The trucking industry is rapidly expanding, and the country recognizes that we must look to new transportation technologies to accommodate. Although, by the looks of recent events, driverless trucks aren’t quite a topic of discussion, yet. On October 13, 2016, President Obama hosted the White House Frontiers Conference to discuss the goals and challenges of new technologies that will build U.S. capacity. There the U.S....

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