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FMCSA Catches Up with Technology

By |September 28th, 2016|

SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 - The rule to keep truck windshields clear of obstructions is both longstanding and outdated – considering it was last amended before modern technologies such as warning sensors, event recorders, dash cams and the like even existed. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [...]

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Drug Tests: DOT Processes and Procedures

By |September 27th, 2016|

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 - On Monday John Smith interviews for a CDL position at ABC Delivery. He is perfect for the job and is sent to the local clinic to take a pre-employment drug test. The hiring manager is anxious to get the result so he [...]

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DEA Rules to Make Kratom a Schedule 1 Drug

By |September 26th, 2016|

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 - The Drug Enforcement Agency has announced that as of September 30th, the drug Kratom will be a Schedule I drug. A Schedule I is considered a narcotic with no currently accepted medical use (along with drugs like Heroin, LSD and MDMA). This [...]

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Dash Cams: To Use or Not to Use?

By |September 23rd, 2016|

SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 - As the saying goes, there are two sides to every story. While that’s no doubt true, it’s a whole lot easier to determine blame when you have concrete physical evidence. Case in point: Dash cams, which have been rising in popularity throughout [...]

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September 2016 Rulemaking Recap

By |September 21st, 2016|

SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 - Like it or leave it, fall is officially here. And with the political season in full swing, things are beginning to ramp up on Capitol Hill – including major proposed rules and regulations pertaining to the trucking industry. Here’s your monthly significant rulemaking recap from the [...]

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Workplace Violence: Ways to Protect Yourself

By |September 19th, 2016|

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016 - It’s a heady topic, and one that has been making its share of headlines of late. And, unfortunately, it is one that is highly relevant to the trucking industry: Of the 14,770 workplace homicide victims in the decade between 1992 and 2012, [...]

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Preparing for the ELD Mandate: What You Need to Know

By |September 15th, 2016|

SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 - This year the motor carrier industry has been saturated with news and controversy surrounding the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. But like it or not, and regardless of whether the FMCSA makes any modifications, it is coming. And now is the time to [...]

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4 Ways to Prepare for Safe Driver Week

By |September 13th, 2016|

SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 - For seven days every October, law enforcement agencies throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, in collaboration with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), heighten pull-overs and roadside inspections of Commercial Motor Vehicles and personal vehicles in an effort to identify and [...]