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Category Archives: Driver License

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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Deaf Message to FMCSA: “Let Us Drive”

Jan
19,
2012
11

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) recently announced that  more than twenty deaf and hard of hearing truck drivers who submitted applications for an exemption from the DOT hearing requirements through the NAD in July 2011 are now being considered … Continue reading

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Problem Trucking Students Fall Prey to CDL School Greed

Apr
8,
2011
32

By: Allen Smith Many CDL truck driving schools continue to lure prospective students into class through the promises of big money and guaranteed employment.  The fact is, many trucking companies are hiring new CDL school graduates and getting those unemployed … Continue reading

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HireRight Can Monitor Truck Drivers MVR Records

Dec
20,
2010
5

HireRight, the company behind the corrupt DAC reporting system, is now offering a new service to motor carriers which will monitor the MVR records of truck drivers on a monthly basis. Launched in late 2009, the Driver Violation Alert program … Continue reading

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