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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

Truckers Not Among 'Essential Workers' in Next Vaccine Wave
Third-Party CDL Testing From Trainers OK, Says FMCSA
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'
Hair Testing Could Take Nearly 300,000 Truck Drivers Off the Road
Marijuana Use Top Finding in First Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Report
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

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

Tom McLeod Talks About the Technology Transforming Trucking
U.S. Xpress Takes High-Tech, Hands-on Approach to Driver Training and Development
When Labor Rules and Trucker Hours of Service Collide

When Labor Rules and Trucker Hours of Service Collide

Drivers could be entitled to earn minimum wage for all hours worked – even during waiting periods officially entered as "off duty" or “sleeper berth” in log books – depending on the outcome of a case that could eventually have national implications.

February 13, 2019

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