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[...]
More than 30 hunters attended Joe Morten &Son's Annual Pheasant Hunt at the Hole N' the Wall wildlife preserve near Akron, Iowa.
For many over-the-road drivers, finding an available place to stop or rest for the night after an 11 to 14-hour shift can be cumbersome. In their study, titled "Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry,” the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) found that the lack of “available,[...]
Truck driving does not typically lend itself to a healthy lifestyle. Spending up to 11 hours behind the wheel, frequently eating fast food, and rarely exercising could eventually jeopardize a trucker’s job if he/she can’t pass the Department of Transportation’s required physical exam. Drivers[...]
In December 2015, the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) published its Electronic Logging Device (ELD) final rule. Most motor carriers and drivers who are currently required to complete paper logs to document record of duty status (RODS) will be required to use ELDs beginning[...]
The deadly results of a high-speed crash involving a large truck versus a small car can often be related to one or more drivers using a cell phone. The last thing a driver should want to be faced with in an accident is contributing causes from the use of a cell phone.