March 15th, 2021
FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse: 45,000 Truckers Unavailable for Work

From January to December of 2020, motor carriers reported 56,158 drug or alcohol violations involving 51,998 individual drivers. Some drivers had more than one violation. This means 45,475 drivers were still in the prohibited status and they had not yet completed the return-to-duty process.

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March 10th, 2021
Podcast #51: Hiring Truckers or Looking for a Truck Driving Job? Learn How Recruiting Has Changed

Truck driver recruiting has changed a lot over the years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has led to changes taking place at warp speed. Listen to this latest episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast and learn how recruiting has changed for both drivers and trucking fleets.

Blog, Podcasts
March 4th, 2021
New Guide Helps Improve Your Trucking Fleet’s Safety Scores

Get your free copy of “The PrePass Guide to FMCSA BASICs and Your Safety Scores.” You will learn about the seven Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs) and how they work in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program and Safety Measurement System (SMS).

Blog, Regulations, Safety
March 1st, 2021
As Trucking Changes, So Do Regulations

Highway safety is a societal issue. So, in that way, FMCSA regulations affect us all, even if we are not part of the regulated community. A new administration could bring good news and the potential for changes in regulations. FMCSA understands the breadth of its regulated community and the fact that its regulations may have societal impacts.

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February 25th, 2021
White House Order May Result in New Regulatory Emphasis for Trucking

An executive order regarding a little known White House office may result in a big change and an entirely new direction when it comes to trucking and other federal regulations. President Biden recently signed “Modernizing Regulatory Review,” an order directed at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs within the White House Office of Management and Budget.

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February 22nd, 2021
Truck Licensing, Medical Card Waivers Extended Through August 2021 If Allowed by States

UPDATED, May 27, 2021 – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has permitted the extension by states of the waivers for renewals of interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs), commercial learner’s permits (CLPs) and medical cards to August 31, 2021. Drivers with CDLs, CLPs or medical cards due for renewal on or after March 1, 2021 must renew and have them in place for commercial vehicle operations beginning September 1, 2021. This waiver does not apply to a CDL or CLP holder if the driver’s license or permit expired before March 1, 2020.

Blog, Regulations