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Truckers Fighting Speed Limiter Regulation

May
23,
2016
2

Truckers Fighting Speed Limiter Regulation           If drivers do not want Speed Limiters on heavy trucks from becoming another law, then they will need to do something. As professional truck drivers, we are aware of how … Continue reading

Truck Parking for OSA Listening Session

May
4,
2016
0

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE USE.     Truck Parking for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Listening Session   There is interest from over the road drivers in attending the FMCSA listening sessions on Obstructive Sleep Apnea scheduled May 12, 17 and … Continue reading

Truckers have questions for 2016 Presidential Candidates

Jan
31,
2016
1

“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

Veteran Health Care and CMV drivers

Nov
6,
2015
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Veteran Health Care and CMV drivers On October 9, 2015, Congressman Rob Woodall of Georgia introduced a bill, H.R. 3739, Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities Act see the text of the bill  What does this bill mean? If passed, this bill … 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

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

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

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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