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Colorado Law Requires Human Trafficking Education for Truckers

A new law passed by the Colorado legislature will require applicants for commercial drivers licenses in the state to go through a course educating them on how to spot signs of human traffickers and their victims.

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Smart Cities, Crash Data, Marijuana Make ATRI's Top Research Priorities List

The American Transportation Research Institute's top research priorities for 2018 include smart cities, autonomous vehicles, and cannabis intoxication testing procedures, among others.

Trump Signs Bills to Help Veterans Become Drivers, Curb Human Trafficking

President Donald Trump signed into law two bills that affect the trucking industry – the Jobs for Our Heroes Act, which helps veterans attain commercial drivers licenses, and the No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act, which bans drivers who are involved in human trafficking from driving professionally for life.

Fed Med Card Recordkeeping Relief on Its Way

A recent rule on the medical qualifications of commercial drivers has many on both sides of the examination table raising eyebrows.

CDL/Med Card Merger: The Deadline is Near

An important deadline is just around the corner for CDL drivers and their motor carriers. As of Jan. 30, 2014, all CDL holders must have supplied information about the type of driving they do (self-certify) and the status of their medical certificate/card to their state driver’s licensing agency.

Driver’s License Monitoring Service Rolled Out at ATA

The company AudaExplore, which words with insurance companies and governments, has introduced SuperVision, a web-based application that it says makes it easier for managers of trucking fleets to continually monitor the status of their drivers’ licenses

Mandatory Entry-Level Driver Training: Is There a Better Way?

In his "On the Road" blog, Equipment Editor and former driver and owner-operator Jim Park wonders if three months of mandatory entry-level training would have made him a better driver.

Upcoming Changes for Commercial Driver's License Holders

Regulations for commercial vehicle drivers are changing, in particular with regards to medical cards

Hiring a driver without a CDL is not the answer to the driver shortage

The demand for truck drivers seems to be leading some unscrupulous companies to hire drivers who don't have a commercial driver's license