Motor carriers must request two types of Clearinghouse queries, pre-employment and annual, to learn of FMCSA testing violations and milestones in the DOT return-to-duty process and follow-up program. The top five common questions are answered.
Since violations are often few and far between, motor carriers may not fully understand their reporting responsibilities. Medical review officers (MROs), substance abuse professionals, and motor carriers provide the data necessary to populate the Clearinghouse.
The safety performance history records request (SPHRR) offers a glimpse into an applicant’s possible unsafe behaviors while at another motor carrier. After 15 years, it still generates several questions.
An unfavorable compliance review can result in a public relations nightmare, high insurance rates, and difficulty in attracting quality drivers. But motor carriers have an opportunity to ask for a do-over.
Unlike the general workforce, the application for a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operator must contain specific information to be compliant with §391.21. And, being diligent with the form can help you ensure you have the most qualified employees.
Despite the three-year lead time of the final rule, the CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is on track to launch Jan. 6, 2020. The top five questions are answered.
Training on the operational differences between AOBRDs and ELDs is a critical component of the plan to help reduce the frustrations your drivers and operations department may experience on the first few days of your ELD launch.
Several common misunderstandings of motor carrier safety regulations resurface year after year. Some seem plausible and even have a hint of truth. Nevertheless, these common myths are just that — myths.
Use of THC is forbidden for a regulated driver, no matter the source. As a result, medical and recreational marijuana and some CBD oils, even if legal under state law, are federally banned.
As of Nov. 19, drivers with a stable insulin regimen and properly controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus may be medically certified to drive commercial trucks.
A systematic preventive maintenance (PM) schedule makes sound business sense and keeps drivers safer on the road.
The delay of the final rule affects the recordkeeping procedures for everyone involved in a driver’s medical exam.
If you employ drivers who are required to hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and regulated drivers who are not, are you aware of the differences between the two when it comes to driver qualification files?
For commercial drivers petitioning the FMCSA for a medical exemption, there are specific procedures that must be followed. Six steps to obtain an exemption are shared.
Even though the cell-phone ban is six years old, the temptation to use an electronic device while operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is still strong for some drivers.