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Drivers Are True Collateral Damage of CSA

Mar
26,
2013
3

The premise of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s CSA program was to finally hold both motor carriers and truck drivers accountable in adhering to the established safety regulations in place for the trucking industry. It was in fact, described … Continue reading

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Scheduling for National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

Dec
3,
2012
1

Today, December 3, 2012, PSI Services LLC (PSI), FMCSA’s first approved test delivery organization, begins on-line scheduling for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners certification test. The first available date to sit for the exam will be December 17, … 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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EOBRs mandate still has issues

Nov
14,
2012
1

By: Allen Smith Anne Ferro, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), has made the agency’s commitment to the EOBR rulemaking very clear by stating, “It is definitely on the way.” Professional truck drivers who oppose any such … Continue reading

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FMCSA making major changes to CSA program

Aug
30,
2012
1

  By: Richard Wilson Regulatory Compliance Manager Tran Services Trans Products The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will be incorporating major changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, effective December, 2012. Among the changes planned for full launch … Continue reading

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Breaking Down Barriers to the Truck Driver Shortage

Aug
8,
2012
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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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Trucking Group Teaches Faith without Works is Dead

Jul
18,
2012
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Truck drivers throughout the country are feeling the ever increasing pressures and obstacles of driving professionally. CSA and the point system, EOBR’s included in the Transportation Bill, HOS, possible sleep apnea testing mandates, lack of truck parking, anti- idling laws, … Continue reading

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Real Solutions to the Truck Driver Shortage

Jul
5,
2012
1

For the first quarter of 2012, the truck driver turnover rate has climbed to 90% which reflects a 51% increase since the same time period from 2010.  Motor carriers are once again being reported as “scrambling” for qualified CDL truck … Continue reading

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Anne Ferro addresses Truckers Questions on Live Conference Call

Jun
18,
2012
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  The Trucking Solutions Group will be speaking to FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro on their weekly conference call on Wednesday June 20th, 2012 at 3 p.m. EDT. Truckers will have the opportunity to ask questions to Ms. Ferro on this … Continue reading

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FMCSA Hours of Service Compared to Other Countries

Jun
8,
2012
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By:  Allen Smith Within the last three and a half years, the U. S. trucking industry has seen the most expensive regulatory action in decades, imposing $46 billion in annual costs.  Current discussion on mandating EOBR’s on all trucks would … Continue reading

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