Proposal Changing CDL Issuance from Third Parties Rescinded

Proposed rulemaking to streamline the process of getting would be truck drivers a CDL has been rescinded by the FMCSA following a deeper review of the implications if they were to be passed. Specifically, the rules would have allowed states to use third party testing examiners to administer the commercial driver’s license skills test to… Continue reading Proposal Changing CDL Issuance from Third Parties Rescinded

3 Valuable Forms of Fleet Automation on the Horizon

The discussion around Fleet Automation techniques in the industry has steadily been heating up since the beginning of the pandemic. Since most companies were forced to adapt to a model of business where employees work from home, much attention has went into better systems to manage back office processes as well as driver efficiency standards.… Continue reading 3 Valuable Forms of Fleet Automation on the Horizon

FLOW: Freight Logistics Optimization Works

The Biden administration announced on March 15th a major initiative in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Transportation to revamp the supply chain at the digital foundation layer. The program being pushed is called FLOW. Freight Logistics Optimization Works. You can read the White House Press Sheet by clicking here. FLOW aims to streamline certain… Continue reading FLOW: Freight Logistics Optimization Works

Proposed Changes to Drug Testing Could Allow for DNA Database

Overview: Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs: Addition of Oral Fluid Specimen Testing for Drugs The FMCSA has proposed to amend the drug testing procedures required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for truck drivers and other DOT regulated companies regarding employees in safety-sensitive positions. Comments on the proposal are due… Continue reading Proposed Changes to Drug Testing Could Allow for DNA Database

Semi Tires – Wear Patterns & FMCSA Regulation Guidance

This article aims to cover the essentials that everyone involved in the transportation of highway freight should know. We will cover Manufacturers, Terms, Regulations, Tire Ratings, Inspections, Tire Positions, and Wear Patterns.

Top 5 Challenges Trucking Companies Face Moving Forward and How to Overcome Them

Rising Operational Costs The cost of running a trucking company has been on the rise for years. In the past 5 years, the industry has seen many changes to not only the cost of running their fleet, but the cost to keep an administration team onboard to keep the company safe and compliant. When companies first… Continue reading Top 5 Challenges Trucking Companies Face Moving Forward and How to Overcome Them

Roadside DOT Inspection Levels

The purpose of a roadside inspection on individual commercial motor vehicles and drivers is to determine if they are in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and/or Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs). In the event of serious violations, the inspection may result in the issuance of driver or vehicle OOS orders. These violations… Continue reading Roadside DOT Inspection Levels

Roadcheck (blitz) Dates and Structure for 2022 – Focus: Wheel Ends

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced the International Roadcheck dates and structure for 2022. The event is designed to help ensure that commercial vehicles are safe and compliant with the new safety regulations. The goal is to reduce fatalities and injuries in the commercial transportation industry.   Quick Facts International Roadcheck began in… Continue reading Roadcheck (blitz) Dates and Structure for 2022 – Focus: Wheel Ends

Drug and Alcohol ClearingHouse Statistics

What is the FMCSA Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse? The Clearinghouse is a secure online database that gives employers, the FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs), and State law enforcement personnel real-time information about commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders’ drug and alcohol program violations. An act of Congress directed… Continue reading Drug and Alcohol ClearingHouse Statistics