Posted By: Cliff J. on August 16, 2017 in Trucker Focus
After a long day of driving to make pickups and deliveries, planning routes over congested roads, and determining hours available yet to drive, you have finally found a safe place to park the rig for the night—or at least you thought so. Unfortunately, most fender benders to CMVs occur while at shipping docks, truck stops, and similar locations.
Posted By: Cliff J. on May 8, 2017 in Trucker Focus
The thousands of hours of “windshield time” drivers spend behind the wheel each year provides plenty of time to ponder some of life’s great questions. The answers to some questions are clear—such as why tractor-trailers are called 18-wheelers. But other questions are less obvious, such as why the front part is called a “tractor” and massive rigs are called “semi trucks.” Want to know the answers? Read on!
Posted By: Cliff J. on April 17, 2017 in Trucker Focus
Nearly two years after it’s announcement by the FMCSA, the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse will become a reality. In December, the agency announced its final rule for establishing a database that will serve as a central repository containing records of violations of FMCSA’s drug and alcohol testing program by CDL holders.
Posted By: Cliff J. on March 3, 2017 in Trucker Focus
Whether you’re a motor carrier or a truck driver, it is important that your Compliance Safety and Accountability (CSA) scores are accurate. If you believe there is inaccurate data being reported on CSA’s Safety Management System (SMS) it will negatively affect your CSA scores.
Posted By: Cliff J. on February 3, 2017 in Trucker Focus
On December 16, 2015, the FMCSA published the electronic logging device (ELD) final rule. As a result, businesses operating commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce have until December 18, 2017, to comply with the ELD mandate, which requires the use of ELDs or AOBRDs by interstate drivers of commercial motor vehicles who are currently required to use records of duty status (also known simply as “logs”) to record their hours of service.

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