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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

Driver Charged with Killing Cyclists Declared Imminent Hazard
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

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

FMCSA Doubles Random Drug-Testing Percentage for 2020

FMCSA Doubles Random Drug-Testing Percentage for 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is doubling the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substance testing for commercial motor vehicle drivers, from 25% to 50% percent, effective Jan. 1.

December 27, 2019

The Front Lines of the Battle Against Truck Driver Detention [Commentary]
New ATA Policy Addresses Marijuana Challenges in Trucking

New ATA Policy Addresses Marijuana Challenges in Trucking

More than 93 million Americans now live where marijuana is legal for recreational use – what's a safety-sensitive industry like trucking to do? The American Trucking Associations has endorsed a new set of policies to address the issues.

October 8, 2019

Is There a Better Way to Drug Test?

Is There a Better Way to Drug Test?

DOT-Required urine testing has known shortcomings but in an industry faced with difficulty finding and keeping qualified drivers, some worry that stricter drug-testing protocols will only make the situation worse. Part 4 of HDT's Trucking Under the Influence Series.

October 4, 2019

7 Things You Need to Know About the New Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
Digging Into Truck Driver Drug Use

Digging Into Truck Driver Drug Use

A recent study found a higher rate of drug use by prospective drivers than was previously believed to be the case. Part three of HDT's Trucking Under the Influence series on drugs and the trucking industry.

September 10, 2019

Q&A: Talking ELDs with FMCSA's Top Compliance Expert

Q&A: Talking ELDs with FMCSA's Top Compliance Expert

We spoke with Joe DeLorenzo, director of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance, to get an update on how the changeover from AOBRDs to ELDs is going.

July 1, 2019

Truckers, Drugs and Safety

Truckers, Drugs and Safety

Amid national trends such as the rapid rise of marijuana legalization and a continuing opioid abuse crisis, trucking faces some disturbing trends of its own. Part one of HDT's Trucking Under the Influence Series.

June 10, 2019

Driver Safety Behavior Insights Gleaned from Lytx Data

Driver Safety Behavior Insights Gleaned from Lytx Data

Could drivers be more drowsy on Tuesday mornings because of Monday Night Football? And what does wearing a seat belt have to do with the likelihood of having a crash? Those are among the insights Lytx shared at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference and Exhibition.

November 1, 2018

New Personal Conveyance Guidance Gives Flexibility to Find Truck Parking

New Personal Conveyance Guidance Gives Flexibility to Find Truck Parking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration just announced regulatory guidance that gives drivers a way to deal with one of the most vexing problems with the electronic logging device mandate – finding a safe place to park for the night – as well as clarification for ag haulers on the 150-air-mile exemption.

May 31, 2018

Q&A: KeepTruckin Co-Founder Talks ELDs, Data and More

Q&A: KeepTruckin Co-Founder Talks ELDs, Data and More

KeepTruckin is fast-growing company that specializes in providing electronic logging and fleet management solutions for owner-operators and small carriers. It recently announced a new round of capital to fund its expansion. We spoke to KeepTruckin Co-founder and CEO Shoaib Makani about where they came from and where they're going.

May 15, 2018