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  • What is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    What is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    The FMCSA is the lead federal government agency responsible for regulating and providing safety oversight of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), to include more than 500,000 commercial trucking companies, more than 4,000 interstate bus companies, and more than four million commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders. “FMCSA’s MISSION is to save lives and reduce crashes and injuries by […]

  • Diesel Price Update and Ways to Improve Fuel Efficiency

    Diesel Price Update and Ways to Improve Fuel Efficiency

    The current average diesel price in the United States is $5.35 per gallon. Market analysts expect prices to stay above the current price until early 2023 when we could see a decline in price as per usual trends. One factor playing a role in the price predictions is the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and changing policy […]

  • How to Keep Driver Files Compliant

    How to Keep Driver Files Compliant

    Driver Qualification File Checklist: What is a DQ File? Every driver that operates a commercial motor vehicle must have a complete qualification file on record with their company of employment. It is the responsibility of the company to create and update the file which typically includes more than a dozen individual documents. Where do I […]

  • Driver Trends and Hiring Tips

    Driver Trends and Hiring Tips

    According to payroll data issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of trucking jobs decreased by 11,400 in September. Making it only the 3rd month since the pandemic that there were negative job posts. Seasonally adjusted Labor Department figures show that there were approximately 1,580,800 jobs available in the truck transportation sector in […]

  • Drug & Alcohol Testing Guidance – FMCSA Requirements

    Drug & Alcohol Testing Guidance – FMCSA Requirements

    This article aims to address some of the most commonly confused FMCSA requirements that regulated companies must follow when it comes to drug and alcohol testing their drivers based on specific circumstances. Companies that employ drivers that are required to have a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) are required to conduct regular controlled substance and alcohol […]

  • Diesel Market Outlook Might Not Be As Bad As it Seems

    Diesel Market Outlook Might Not Be As Bad As it Seems

    ​​Recent reports that the US currently has a 25-day supply of diesel fuel (the lowest level since 2008) have caused alarms for many people who work in the industry. But it may not be as bad as the media is making it seem. Consider the table below: As much as 15 million barrels of crude […]