Proposal Changing CDL Issuance from Third Parties Rescinded

Proposed rulemaking to streamline the process of getting would be truck drivers a CDL has been rescinded by the FMCSA following a deeper review of the implications if they were to be passed.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the commercial driver’s license skills test to… Continue reading Proposal Changing CDL Issuance from Third Parties Rescinded

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

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

28 Common Questions About Driver Logs and Record of Duty Status

View regulations for Part 395 Question 1: How should a change of duty status for a short period of time be shown on the driver’s record of duty status? Guidance: Short periods of time (less than 15 minutes) may be identified by drawing a line from the appropriate on-duty (not driving) or driving line to… Continue reading 28 Common Questions About Driver Logs and Record of Duty Status

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