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

Jun
29,
2015
1

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

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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

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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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Driver sees wages synonymous with trucking safety

May
30,
2015
1

By Allen Smith Low wages, driver shortage, high driver turnover, low retention, poor recruiting practices, cheap freight, working without pay, low hiring standards and unskilled labor are just a few of the phrases you will hear included in any discussion … Continue reading

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Significant increase in truck crashes post July 1, 2013 HOS rule change

Apr
29,
2015
1

Recent study results from ATRI has confirmed what many professional drivers have been adamantly saying, ” 2013 HOS restart provisions have compromised truck safety” Although there are many issues that drivers and carriers may not agree upon, the Hours-of-Service (HOS) … Continue reading

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44 year trucking industry veteran makes his case to Congress regarding unfair CSA scores

Apr
8,
2015
2

Recently 44 year trucking veteran and 4 million safe miles owner operator “Tom” Byerley, had enough regarding the “unfair and faulty” Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program. After decades of driving, Tom elected to become a … Continue reading

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FMCSA Denies AIPBA’s Request for Property Broker Bond Exemption

Mar
31,
2015
1

  FMCSA Denies AIPBA’s Request for Property Broker Bond Exemption in Wake of Nearly 10,000 Businesses Being Forced Out-of-Business; Two Federal Lawsuits Now Move Forward The Association of Independent Property Brokers & Agents (“AIPBA”) announced today that the Federal Motor … Continue reading

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Trucking and the real truth about Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Mar
18,
2015
3

  On Saturday March 21st at 6PM ET AskTheTrucker “Live’ will have one of the most informational shows for one of the most controversial and concerning topics within the trucking industry. Sleep Apnea. Our guests will include certified DOT medical … Continue reading

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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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Oversize load regulations need an overhaul

Feb
19,
2015
0

by Hal Kiah Most truckers already can tell you that the trucking industry is the most over-regulated industry in the world, a well known fact to anyone in the industry. With Federal regulations being in constant flux and change, any … Continue reading

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