Recently, with the start of the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse, I have had a few motor carriers reach out to ask me what violations the motor carrier must report to the Clearinghouse, and how violations should be reported. Both are[...]
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WHAT IS THE FMCSA DRUG AND ALCOHOL CLEARINGHOUSE?
The FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is a secure online database that will give employers, the FMCSA, state driver licensing agencies, and state law enforcement personnel real-time information about drivers with a commercial driver’s[...]
Have you or one of your drivers sat at a terminal waiting to receive a load, but are delayed because you didn't have the right kind of certificate of insurance to satisfy the shipper?
Have you ever run a report and questioned the results? You may have looked at the report, noted something about the data didn’t look right, researched further, and realized the data was bogus.
A load can be rightfully rejected for several reasons, such as the goods were not delivered at the agreed-upon time or shifted in transit and were damaged. When a load is wrongfully rejected by the consignee, such as rejecting the load due to alleged temperature abuse, missing seals, etc., this[...]
More than 30 hunters attended Joe Morten &Son's Annual Pheasant Hunt at the Hole N' the Wall wildlife preserve near Akron, Iowa.
Cargo theft and hijackings are a real danger to drivers. When out on the road, there are safety and security techniques that can help deter would-be hijackers and protect you from harm.
Mirrors are an essential piece of safety equipment. A skilled driver knows how to use mirrors to help manage the space around the truck and avoid crashes while changing lanes, backing, turning, and during startups.