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More Delays for Medical Examiner Registry Integration

More Delays for Medical Examiner Registry Integration

If you were hoping to get a more paperless experience with commercial driver medical certification requirements this summer, you're out of luck. Find out why rules to digitally integrate medical examiner registry data with licensing offices may be postponed.

April 22, 2021

5 Things Fleets Need to Know About the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse
Audit Finds Shortfalls in National Medical Examiner Registry

Audit Finds Shortfalls in National Medical Examiner Registry

The National Registry of Medical Examiners has been plagued with problems since its rollout in 2014, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has done a poor job of oversight, according to a review by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General.

January 15, 2021

Split-Sleeper Pilot Program Would Study 6/4, 5/5 Splits
FMCSA Proposes New Vision Program

FMCSA Proposes New Vision Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to eliminate its federal vision exemption waiver program and instead let medical professionals and motor carriers determine whether drivers with limited vision in one eye may drive commercial motor vehicles.

January 12, 2021

FMCSA Proposes 'Yard Move' Definition

FMCSA Proposes 'Yard Move' Definition

"Yard moves" can be logged as on duty not driving under trucker hours of service regulations – but just what constitutes a yard move? See how FMCSA proposed to define a yard move.

January 4, 2021

Truckers Not Among 'Essential Workers' in Next Vaccine Wave
What Does MORE Act Mean for Truckers and Marijuana?

What Does MORE Act Mean for Truckers and Marijuana?

A bill that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level has passed the House – although it has virtually no chance of getting through the Republican-controlled Senate. The bill also would allow marijuana to remain on the list of disqualifying substances for safety-sensitive transportation workers such as truck drivers.

December 7, 2020

New Hours of Service Rules Take Effect Sept. 29
Critic Says HHS Hair-Testing Rule Development 'Fatally Flawed'
3 Fleets on the Benefits of Hair-Testing for Drugs

3 Fleets on the Benefits of Hair-Testing for Drugs

Trucking fleets that have implemented hair testing for illegal drugs in addition to the DOT-mandated urine testing for commercial drivers say not only is it the right thing to do, but it also offers benefits that fleets might not think about.

July 29, 2020

Hours of Service Timeline: The Long, Convoluted History of Truck Driver Rules
Hair Testing Could Take Nearly 300,000 Truck Drivers Off the Road
Marijuana Use Top Finding in First Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Report
6 COVID-19 Takeaways from Fleets

6 COVID-19 Takeaways from Fleets

Executives from Hub Group, M&W Logistics, and U.S. Xpress share how their fleets dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, from creating business continuity plans to telecommuting to helping drivers with coronavirus symptoms.

May 15, 2020

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