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
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse has been in effect for a little over a year – but there are still some stumbling blocks fleets can run into.
March 25, 2021
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
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has proposed a pilot program to evaluate even more flexible sleeper-berth split options in the hours of service rules.
January 14, 2021
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
"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
Truck drivers likely will not be in the next wave of people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, although that will vary by state.
December 21, 2020
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
Changes to truck driver hours of service rules, designed to offer drivers more flexibility, take effect at 12 a.m. eastern time on Sept. 29.
September 28, 2020
Did the Department of Health and Human Services fail to consult its own drug-testing advisory board when developing new hair-testing guidelines that are expected to be published imminently?
September 2, 2020
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
Truck driver hours of service rules first published in 1937 have been through numerous iterations, court challenges, and Congressional interventions in the past two decades. Take a tour through our timeline.
July 14, 2020
New research validates a study that almost 300,000 truck drivers would fail a hair test for drug use today, according to The Alliance for Driver Safety and Security, which did the original study and funded the validating research.
July 10, 2020
Positive tests for marijuana use far outpaced those for other drugs reported in the first few months of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.
June 11, 2020
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