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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

Distracted Driving: A Major Issue for Truck Drivers

Apr
24,
2012
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Contributed by : Kala Bell Distracted Driving Help The use of cell phones and other entertainment devices have surely had an effect on the transportation industry over the past few years. Distracted driving legislation has been put in place in … Continue reading

Breaking Truckers’ Resistance

Sep
14,
2011
6

In what was called the “Good Old Days”, truckers were known for their strong-willed, tough-as-nails persona, never to back down from a regulatory fight. Running the road was their way of life, just give them the load, step back and … Continue reading

Truck Driving Unappreciated Job, but Honorable Profession

Aug
12,
2011
12

The truck driver, 1500 miles away from home and family and dealing with traffic, weather, load schedules, health problems, lack of sleep, poor diet, stress, regulations, DOT, logbook, road congestion, road construction . . . and on top of all … Continue reading

Are unnecessary trucking regulations burdening our industry and our economy?

Jul
8,
2011
3

By Richard Wilson of Trans Products and Services Physical year 2010 saw the highest upswing in regulatory costs in our country’s history. This Administration has singlehandedly increased regulatory spending by 1.75 trillion Dollars. (US Chamber of Commerce figures) In these … Continue reading

The Disappearing American Trucker

Mar
11,
2011
5

I received the following email from a driver who will remain anonymous, providing his insight into the future of the U. S. trucking industry, based on his years of experience: “I stumbled upon your website after reading the article about … Continue reading

Commercializing Rest Areas for Safer Truck Parking

Jan
27,
2011
2

By Andy Warcaba Safety, Comfort and Convenience – Future of Interstate Rest Areas There is a national funding crisis in our Nation that is making it extremely difficult for state transportation professionals to meet the maintenance and safety needs of … Continue reading

Where have all the Qualified Truck Drivers gone?

Nov
10,
2010
12

Donna Smith The trucking industry appears to be in a panic claiming there is a shortage of qualified truck drivers. For years we’ve heard the claim, “Truck Driver Shortage,”  that’s nothing new, but  what does this new phrase  mean exactly, … Continue reading

DOT Medical Drug Screen

Aug
19,
2010
6

Often truck drivers can find themselves in trouble when it comes to the required DOT medical drug screen.  A legal, prescribed drug from your family physician can lead to termination from the trucking company if you fail to follow the … Continue reading

DOT Promoting More Women to enter Trucking Industry

Aug
3,
2010
3

A recent article posted in the Newspaper.com stated that the Department of Transportation was promoting women to enter a career as a professional CDL driver:  “US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wants to put more women behind the wheels of big-rigs.” … Continue reading

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