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Bipartisan Truck Parking Bill Introduced in House

Bipartisan Truck Parking Bill Introduced in House

The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, if passed into law, would dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to projects that increase truck parking spaces so truck drivers can safely comply with hours-of-service regulations.

March 10, 2020

How to Make Driver Orientation Sing for You

How to Make Driver Orientation Sing for You

Nobody likes to be talked at, least of all people who have places to go and freight to haul. Yes, we’re talking about driver orientation meetings — and how to make them memorable for drivers and worthwhile for your fleet.

December 11, 2019

Entry-Level Driver Training Rule: To Be Continued?

Entry-Level Driver Training Rule: To Be Continued?

Word inside the Beltway indicates that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will delay implementation of its final rule on national minimum-training standards for entry-level drivers.

December 2, 2019

How Trucking is Widening the Driver Pool
Driver Shortage or High Churn: A Problem by Either Name

Driver Shortage or High Churn: A Problem by Either Name

A government official expert at analyzing labor trends contends that trucking is not experiencing a driver shortage, rather she sees the problem as one of painful turnover in one segment of the industry.

September 11, 2019

Feds: No Need to Pay Truck Drivers for Off-Duty Time Spent in Sleeper Berth
Drivers: Hire Fewer, Keep More

Drivers: Hire Fewer, Keep More

With an industry-wide shortage of new truck drivers, it's tempting to just find and hire CDL holders as fast as they can be found. But one good way to hire better drivers, who stay longer, is to avoid hiring your turnover.

March 11, 2019

House Being Lobbied by 42 Groups to Pass Younger Trucker Bill
FMCSA to Issue 90-Day ELD Waiver to Ag Haulers

FMCSA to Issue 90-Day ELD Waiver to Ag Haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be issuing to haulers of agricultural commodities a 90-day temporary waiver of the new electronic logging device mandate, and also is clarifying how ELDs will work with the personal conveyance provision and the 150 air miles hours-of-service exemption of the hours of service regulations.

November 20, 2017

DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

DOT Changing Drug Testing to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic

The Department of Transportation plans to add four prescription opioids – hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone – to the existing DOT drug-testing panel for screening truck drivers and other "safety-sensitive" transportation workers. This final rule is to take effect on Jan. 1.

November 10, 2017

3 Ways ELDs Should Help Prevent Driver Coercion

3 Ways ELDs Should Help Prevent Driver Coercion

Drivers are at the heart of the electronic logging device mandate that kicks in just over four months from now. According to Pete Allen of MiX Telematics, it was concern about how drivers might be impacted that compelled FMCSA to put “provisions in place to prevent issues of harassment, one of which is driver coercion.”

August 10, 2017

FMCSA Moving Toward Dropping Diabetic Exemption Requirement

FMCSA Moving Toward Dropping Diabetic Exemption Requirement

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration is seeking public comment on whether it should eliminate the requirement that drivers with insulin-treated diabetes seek a formal exemption from the agency to be allowed to operate a commercial vehicle.

August 7, 2017

House Bill Aims to Clarify Independent Contractor Status

House Bill Aims to Clarify Independent Contractor Status

A bill newly proposed in the House would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to change the classification of employers and employees. “Currently, it is difficult and overly complicated for businesses to use independent contractors, which limits companies’ growth and individuals’ work,” said Rep. Erik Paulsen, who introduced H.R. 3396.

August 2, 2017

FMCSA Seeks Comment on Medical Review Report Filed for Proposed Diabetes Rule
Tribe Express Takes the Long View on Driver Retention

Tribe Express Takes the Long View on Driver Retention

Boasting a turnover rate as low as 33%, Tribe Express’ roster includes veteran truckers between 50 and 60 years old, as well as an increasing number of younger (age 28 to 35) and female drivers.

May 19, 2016

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