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Truckers have questions for 2016 Presidential Candidates

Jan
31,
2016
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“If you could ask one question to the 2016 Presidential Candidates concerning the future of the trucking industry and your career as a professional driver what would it be? Continue reading

Lowering Trucking’s CDL Training Standards

Jan
27,
2016
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For 20 years, one of the major concerns for veteran drivers and truck driver advocates has been the lack of clearly defined CDL (Commercial Driver License) training standards stated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).  The FMCSA mission … Continue reading

DOT Announcement- Plans to gather info on Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Oct
21,
2015
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On October 1, 2015 the US Department of Transportation published its Monthly Report of Significant Rulemaking. In that report, DOT published an announcement that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) were planning to … Continue reading

FMCSA Introduces Driver Wellness Programs

Oct
1,
2015
5

by Elaine Papp Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Driver Wellness Programs So, what is it all about? The FMCSA, a regulatory agency, is talking about wellness for truckers?? HMMM — should drivers be worried? Why is FMCSA doing … Continue reading

Health Insurance- How expensive is it?

Sep
25,
2015
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  One of the most well known sayings is, “If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything” Before you go on reading the rest of this article, think about that for a moment.  Do you believe it? During … Continue reading

Dangers and Repercussions of Heavier and Larger Trucks

Sep
21,
2015
1

The US Department of Transportation advised Congress not to change the current truck weight and size laws as the agency lacks much needed data to make clear assessments of the impact of any alterations. The Under Secretary of transportation, Peter … Continue reading

Jason’s Law – USDOT truck parking survey leads to pledge & National Coalition on Truck Parking

Aug
24,
2015
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USDOT ‘Jason’s Law’ Survey Reaffirms Nationwide Truck Parking Needs In 2009 Hope Rivenburg, the young widow of murdered trucker Jason Rivenburg, vowed to change the perils of the  truck parking shortage by standing up and fighting for legislation, allowing more … Continue reading

Did FMCSA fail to notify Medical Examiners of NPRM- Diabetic Standard?

Jun
29,
2015
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On May 4th the FMCSA  posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard, proposing to do away with the Diabetes Exemption Program. Under the current regulation, a driver with insulin treated diabetes may not operate a CMV … Continue reading

FMCSA proposes to do away with driver Diabetes Exemption Program

Jun
27,
2015
4

The FMCSA has posted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Qualifications of Drivers; Diabetes Standard, proposing to do away with the Diabetes Exemption Program. Although there are many drivers who feel this is a long overdue rule, others are concerned that … Continue reading

FMCSA NPR to amend certification of drivers using insulin: “sketchy” at best

Jun
4,
2015
3

  The FMCSA NPR to amend the certification of drivers using insulin: “sketchy” at best Originally posted By Randolph Rosarion M.D. on May 25, 2015 • ( 1 Comment ) There is a reason why the PDR (Physician Desk Reference) … Continue reading

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