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What Are Consortium / Third Party Administrators (C/TPAs)?

Third Party Administrator and Consortium Definition The term “Third Party Administrator” is an entity that coordinates several services for employers to maintain a drug testing and/or drug free workplace program. The term “Consortium” stands for a grouping of employers in the drug testing arena. The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) coined the phrase Consortium/Third […]

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White House Fast-Tracking Controversial Trucker Pilot Program

Original Article Via   4,500 carriers are expected to recruit drivers under the age of 21 to haul freight across state lines. A long-awaited, but controversial initiative that will allow young truck drivers to haul freight across state lines is seeking fast-track status from the White House.   Younger Drivers, More Workforce According to […]

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Canada Begins Enforcing COVID Vaccine Mandate for Truckers

Beginning Saturday, Jan. 15, truck drivers crossing the U.S. border into Canada will have to provide proof they have received the COVID-19 vaccine. To enter Canada, drivers must be fully vaccinated and must have received their last dose at least 14 days before entering. The Canadian government has set up the ArriveCAN website and app in […]

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FMCSA Increases Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Fines

Latest directive from the U.S. Department of Transportation authorizes assessment of civil penalties for drivers, carriers, medical review officers. According to the latest directive from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) drivers, carriers and medical review officers (MROs) could be fined up to $5,833 for each violation of any provisions within the Drug and Alcohol […]

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FMCSA Waives Some CDL Skills Testing Requirements for School Bus Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a temporary waiver allowing states to waive a portion of the commercial driver’s license (CDL) skills test in an effort to address a nationwide shortage of school bus drivers. The nationwide shortage of school bus drivers, which has historically existed in many States, has been exacerbated […]

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3G Networks are Shutting Down. Is Your Fleet Ready?

Image via Ant Palmer/Getty Images   Mobile service providers are shutting down their 3G wireless networks to make room for more advanced network services, like 5G. The new networks are better able to handle the exponential growth in the use of wireless devices and at faster speeds, but it spells trouble for drivers still using […]

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Future Truck Drives Autonomously, Makes Driverless Trip

Image source: Daimler   TuSimple has announced that it successfully completed the world’s first fully autonomous CMV run on open public roads without a human at the helm. The trip took place in Arizona Dec. 22, 2021. The autonomous semi-truck left from a large railyard in Tucson traveling to a high-volume distribution center in the […]

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FMCSA Updates Hazardous Materials Safety Permits Regulations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is amending its Hazardous Materials Safety Permits (HMSP) regulations to reflect changes in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Out-of-Service criteria for inspections of shipments of transuranic waste and highway route-controlled quantities of radioactive material.   The update to the regulations will take effect Feb. 21.   Currently, FMCSA […]

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What is Freight Density and How Does it Affect Freight Costs?

As there continues to be a driver shortage, and the demand for freight shipping increases, freight pricing is moving from weight to freight density. This is because carriers that are charging shippers based purely on the weight of their product are losing space and money along with it. So what exactly is freight density? Lets […]

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ACT Research: Trucking Capacity Recovering in U.S.

Original article and image via   Truck capacity appears to be recovering in the U.S., according to November data from ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index. The underlying data for the index emerges in a monthly survey of for-hire trucking providers. Tim Denoyer, vice-president and senior analyst, said ACT’s Capacity Index also rose to its […]

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Paperwork and Equipment to Carry in a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)

Some drivers call it a permit book, a paperwork binder or a document folder, but everyone should have one in their truck. Missing paperwork can make an inspection or an audit turn south. What if you get pulled over? Federal Carrier put a list together of items and documentation you should have in their files […]

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Meera Joshi to Leave FMCSA for NYC Deputy Mayor for Operations Role

Original Article via, image credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg   FMCSA Deputy Administrator Meera Joshi has been selected by New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams to be that city’s deputy mayor for operations, a move that spells the end of Joshi’s nomination to become leader of the federal safety agency. Joshi previously had served as CEO […]


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