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 August 3, 2016 in Trucker Focus
The trucking industry has faced many significant changes in a short period of time. We have seen a wave of new regulations introduced, including hours of service and electronic logging devices (ELDs), national registry of certified medical examiners, national drug & alcohol clearinghouse, prohibition of coercion, speed limiters, safety fitness determination, sleep apnea, cell phones, and entry-level driver training—to name a few.
Posted By: Cliff J. on May 4, 2016 in Trucker Focus
Unsafe driving, as defined by the FMCSA BASICs, refers to dangerous or careless operation of commercial motor vehicles. Both motor carriers and drivers alike are scored based on requirements established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). While nearly all drivers do their best to be safe, this score is recorded to ensure safety stays at the forefront of motor carriers and drivers minds.
Posted By: Cliff J. on February 25, 2016 in Trucker Focus
The old way of keeping paper records for your logs will soon be a thing of the past. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced their final ruling requiring the adoption and use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) by all drivers who are currently required to complete paper logs. As most of us know, in July 2012, Congress passed a law that required the FMCSA to mandate the use of ELDs. That has now been passed, and by December 2017, all drivers currently required to complete paper logs will need to be compliant.

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