Winter Weather Driving Tips – Trucking

Winter weather can be unpredictable and create hazardous conditions on the road. For your drivers, these conditions make their job much more dangerous. In particular, winter driving can be especially challenging for truck and other oversized vehicle drivers where sudden, sharp movements can cause drivers to lose control. In order to prevent accidents when driving…

The 10 Most Common FMCSA Driver Violations in 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) roadside inspections are examinations of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and/or drivers by Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) inspectors. MCSAP inspectors conduct roadside inspections on CMVs and drivers to check that they are in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and/or Hazardous Materials Regulations. If an…

How Does CBD Affect Motor Carriers?

CBD products, which are extracted from hemp or marijuana plants, have grown in popularity in recent years. Currently, each state treats CBD usage differently. This poses a significant risk to motor carriers and truck drivers who are subject to federal drug testing requirements. WHAT IS CBD? CBD is extracted from the flowers and buds of marijuana or…

Promoting A Culture of Professionalism

Professionalism in the workplace benefits staff at every level of your company, as well as your customers, brokers and other partners. Exhibiting professionalism can bring each employee an inward sense of pride, self-respect, competence, and job satisfaction. As a leader, it’s important that you clearly define the behavior you expect from your team, especially for…

Owner-Operator’s First Alcohol & Drug Clearinghouse Query Deadline Approaching

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rule requires employers to monitor employees’ drug and alcohol violations. Employers must have drug and alcohol violation queries pulled from the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse by Jan. 6, 2021. The rule applies to employers and commercial driver’s license (CDL) drivers. The FMCSA considers owner-operators…