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Category Archives: Dept. of Motor Vehicles

Trucker victory for Obstruction of Justice “Right to Sleep” court case

Feb
25,
2015
5

Yesterday was a victorious day for fellow truck driver and friend Kenny Capell when he found out that his “Obstruction of Justice” case was dismissed.  Kenny immediately called to share the good news with us here at AskTheTrucker and  also … Continue reading

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2014 CVSA Road Check June 3-5

May
13,
2014
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The largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles will soon be taking place between June 3-5, 2014. During the 72 hour period, nearly 10,000 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) certified inspectors will operate from 1,500 locations across North America to … Continue reading

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National Registry law goes into effect May 21, 2014 for interstate CMV drivers

Apr
24,
2014
1

  Announcement from FMCSA Driver/Carrier: By now, you’ve heard about the National Registry law that goes into effect May 21, 2014. After that date, all interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers must get their medical certificates from a certified medical … Continue reading

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Trucking Industry- Know your driver

Jan
27,
2014
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  I remember roll call one evening when I was a young police officer in 1980.  We were discussing truckers and the threat those big rigs posed, not only from a highway safety perspective, but how they can be deadly … Continue reading

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Overhauling the CDL Training Standards

Jan
17,
2013
4

As the FMCSA begins to take a look at the CDL training standards for entry-level truck drivers, the problems are too many to list in one post. Problems with proper truck driver training have been going on for years and … Continue reading

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Online CDL Medical Self-Certification

Nov
15,
2012
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CDL holders operating in certain types of commerce are now required to submit a current medical examiner’s certificate to their State driver licensing agencies (SDLA) to obtain a certified medical status as part of their driving record. Simply put, the … Continue reading

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Trucking Lawyers Defend Driver Rights

Sep
12,
2012
18

As social media becomes more prevalent within the trucking community, professional truck drivers are learning that like all employees or contractors, they do have legal rights. For years, drivers have taken the brunt of the responsibilities imposed on them by … Continue reading

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Breaking Down Barriers to the Truck Driver Shortage

Aug
8,
2012
2

By:  Allen Smith The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) states that the United States is headed for a truck driver shortage of 200,000 to 400,000 drivers within the next couple of years. Yet as of August 31, 2006, the Commercial Driver’s … Continue reading

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Locating, Hiring and Retaining Quality CDL Drivers

Jul
10,
2012
1

  by Mike Reardon As any veteran professional driver will tell you, trucking has its challenges. Similarly to a professional pilot career, it begins with passion.  Professional pilots, way back when, pursued their career goal within an industry that fought … Continue reading

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CDL Training and the 800 pound Gorilla

Jun
12,
2012
0

  Contributed by: Pierro Hirsch – Virage Simulation Everyone who works for a long time in driver training and licensing learns to live with the 800-pound gorilla. Scientists who visit the jungle only briefly, to study driver training and licensing, … Continue reading

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