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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Sleep Regulations for Truckers: A Dream or A Nightmare?
Apr08

Sleep Regulations for Truckers: A Dream or A Nightmare?

Catching up on your z’s is essential if you want to lead a healthy and productive lifestyle. But as many of you know, getting enough sleep is not an easy task for truck drivers. Many companies have begun to closely monitor the sleep schedules of their drivers to ensure they are getting an adequate amount of rest. Continue reading to get the scoop on sleep regulations for truckers. Many people believe that fatigued drivers are...

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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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5 Tips For Trucking With Pets
Apr17

5 Tips For Trucking With Pets

It’s no secret that it can get pretty lonely on the road. With long hours and not much time for communication, a longing for companionship can quickly settle in. Luckily, a four-legged friend just might do the trick. Currently, the FMSCA offers no restrictions or regulations when it comes to trucking with pets but they do ask to make sure that your furry friend does not compromise your driving ability. Luckily, below we’ve listed a...

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FMCSA Lowers Drug Testing Requirements
Dec16

FMCSA Lowers Drug Testing Requirements

Whether you’re a first-time trucker or a seasoned veteran, drug tests can become an important part of the job. This past month, new regulations put in place by the FMCSA will decrease the amount of drug testing performed. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Tuesday, Dec. 13 it would maintain its current 25 percent random drug-testing rate of truck operators in 2017. This means carriers will be required to...

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