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Impacts of a Trump Presidency: Infrastructure

By |December 8th, 2016|

DECEMBER 8, 2016 - In just a little over a month-and-a-half, president-elect Donald Trump will take the helm as the country’s 45th president. Over the past few weeks, as he has been building up his cabinet and working with his transition team, he has announced many [...]

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Breaking News: FMCSA Releases Final Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Rule

By |December 2nd, 2016|

DECEMBER 2, 2016 - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released its final rule on the long-anticipated Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse today. First proposed in February 2014, the new rule will establish a central database where employers and government officials can view the drug and alcohol testing [...]

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November 2016 Significant Rulemaking Report

By |November 23rd, 2016|

NOVEMBER 23, 2016 - Regulation-wise, it’s a busy time for trucking. The final versions of two proposed rules that would have lasting impacts on the industry are expected to be published any time now: One that would establish a database of drug and alcohol testing data [...]

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Impacts of a Trump Presidency: ELDs

By |November 16th, 2016|

Note: This is Part 1 in a series on how the upcoming administration change could impact the transportation industry. In the following weeks, we'll explore  the potential impact on other regulatory issues - including those related to fuel efficiency standards and our nation's infrastructure. NOVEMBER 16, [...]

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Questions about Legalized Marijuana? Here’s What You Need to Know

By |November 10th, 2016|

NOVEMBER 10, 2016 - The nation saw some substantial changes to the state laws surrounding the use of marijuana this week. However, these results will have no effect on truck drivers regulated by FMCSA as marijuana continues to be illegal at the Federal level. This Tuesday, nine [...]

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Breaking News: Federal Court Upholds ELD Mandate

By |November 1st, 2016|

NOVEMBER 1, 2016 - As projected by many industry experts, the US federal court has voted to uphold the ELD mandate. This decision means that on December 18, 2017 the vast majority of commercial drivers in the United States will be required to track their duty status [...]

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CVSA: Brakes, HOS and False Logs Among Top Violations

By |October 28th, 2016|

OCTOBER 28, 2016 - The results are in: 4 percent of drivers and 17.8 percent of vehicles were placed out of service during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 29th annual International Roadcheck. Held over a 72-hour period back in June, the inspection blitz serves as [...]

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Waking Up to the Sleep Apnea Issue

By |October 27th, 2016|

OCTOBER 27, 2016 - Just how prevalent is sleep apnea in trucking? With the feds scrutinizing the process for screening the condition industry-wide, this has been a question on nearly everyone’s mind. As recent reports and surveys would suggest, it is quite a significant problem – [...]