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March 24th, 2022
Report: Trucker Drug Violations Move Higher

Data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse shows a 10.2% increase with 58,215 drug violations in 2021. Those violations include driver refusals to submit to a test, drug test failures, and actual knowledge of a drug violation. However, 82% of the total for last year is due to positive drug tests. By far the most frequent substance identified in the positive drug tests was marijuana, followed distantly by cocaine.

Blog, Regulations, Safety
March 21st, 2022
Trucking Things to Know Now, Part 4: Federal Regulatory Updates

The Federal Highway Administration recently issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to update regulations requiring states to certify the status of state law on the revocation or suspension of drug offenders’ driver’s licenses. The proposal seeks only to clarify existing law, but eight percent of a state’s federal highway funds are at stake. Money talks, so expect more attention to drugs and driving from the states.

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March 17th, 2022
New Truck Parking Concerns and Solutions

While the 2021 “Infrastructure Bill” failed to address truck parking directly, it increased funding to infrastructure accounts that can pay for truck parking. Many in the trucking industry believe the government must now take a serious look at this serious problem and spend some of those dollars on truck parking. A step in that direction may have just taken place.

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March 16th, 2022
Truckers Reach a New Milestone of Support for PrePass

For the first time, more than 700,000 trucks from over 100,000 fleets chose to support PrePass Safety Alliance, the nonprofit public/private partnership that provides PrePass weigh station bypass and other truck safety and efficiency services. These motor carriers earn the opportunity to participate in PrePass and bypass weigh stations by maintaining current credentials and qualifying safety scores, making highways safer for all motorists.

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March 14th, 2022
CVSA New Home for North American Fatigue Management Program

Truck driver fatigue starts in many ways. And just as many people have a role in preventing fatigue. It is in everyone’s interest that fatigue does not endanger driver health and highway safety. Fortunately, research conducted by medical and sleep scientists in Canada and the United States allowed development of the multi-faceted North American Fatigue Management Program.

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March 10th, 2022
Omnitracs Outlook 2022

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Current Events
March 9th, 2022
Alternative Drug Testing Method Moves Closer for Trucking

The plan would amend the drug testing procedures required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for truck drivers and other DOT agencies for employees in safety-sensitive positions. Once finalized, companies employing these safety-sensitive personnel would have two options for federally required drug testing: oral fluid samples or the existing urine samples. The oral fluid drug testing proposal is based on drug testing guidelines adopted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an arm of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department.

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March 7th, 2022
Podcast #63: Tracking Truck Driver Wages: Going Beyond Pay Per Mile

Listen to this episode of the “Eyes on the Road” trucking podcast as we discuss different ways trucking fleets are offering alternatives to pay per mile. Leah Shaver tracks driver pay trends at the National Transportation Institute. She discusses why an increasing number of drivers want more than just pay per mile and the growing use of alternative pay programs. Shaver also talks about why these different pay packages are becoming more common and why carriers should think about evolving beyond a pay-per-mile model.

Blog, Podcasts
March 3rd, 2022
Shield Your Truck Fleet Against ‘Nuclear Verdicts’ by Improving Driver Qualification Standards

In August 2021, a jury sent a strong message to the trucking industry. That message: “if trucking companies don’t follow the law, they will pay a high price.” In this case, $1 billion in wrongful death damages. This ten-figure damage award represents the highest “nuclear verdict” the industry has ever seen. Nuclear verdicts are jury awards higher than $10 million. Most often, though, they are not $1 billion. So, what happened that led to such a high figure in the case?

Blog, Regulations, Safety
February 28th, 2022
FMCSA COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Extended Again, Through May 2022

UPDATED, Feb. 28, 2022 – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has responded to the COVID-19 variants and to supply chain challenges by again extending its emergency declaration. The updated emergency declaration now runs through May 31, 2022. The prior emergency declaration expired on Feb. 28, 2022. Like the previous version of the COVID-19 emergency declaration, this updated FMCSA response grants motor carriers and truck drivers relief only from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Part 395.3, the maximum driving time for property-carrying vehicles, with certain restrictions.

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February 28th, 2022
Legislation Streamlines Truck Driver Credential Process

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, FMCSA issued and extended waivers to ease the challenges that student drivers, truck driver trainers and state driver licensing agencies faced during periods of office closures, physical distancing and personnel shortages. Now, lawmakers have introduced two pieces of federal legislation making permanent some of the regulatory relief provided by those pandemic waivers and streamlining the truck driver credentialing process.

Blog, Regulations
February 23rd, 2022
What The New National Roadway Safety Strategy Means for Trucking

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently announced the federal government’s new comprehensive National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS), fulfilling a promise to roll it out in January. What specifically does the NRSS mean for trucking? A glance at the NRSS explanations for just three of the objectives gives some indication of what lies ahead.

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