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.

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

D&A Testing Guidance for Motor Carriers

The FMCSA requires all companies that employ drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles to create and maintain certain Substance and Alcohol Testing Programs to ensure the safety of our roads. This article aims to provide a brief overview of the different D&A testing requirements set forth by the DOT. By no means is this a complete… Continue reading D&A Testing Guidance for Motor Carriers

Previous Employer Verification Requirements Set Forth by the FMCSA

You may be wondering what it takes to hire a driver for your company. Maybe you bought your first truck and you’re ready to expand, or you just want to refresh yourself on what the FMCSA says is required to legally employ a commercial motor vehicle driver. All in all, the process is pretty straightforward.… Continue reading Previous Employer Verification Requirements Set Forth by the FMCSA