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FMCSA Updates – October 2020

FMCSA Updates – October 2020

Three Months Left to Meet Clearinghouse Annual Query RequirementsIf an employer has not yet conducted queries in the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse on any CDL drivers they currently employ, time is running out. The deadline to meet the annual query requirement (per §...

News Desk – October 2020

News Desk – October 2020

Keep up with the latest news affecting the motor carrier industry - and maintain profitability through safety! Trucker Pay Increasing as Driver Shortage Grows, Industry Capacity Tightens (Transport Topics 10/7/2020) "I've seen a number of companies over the last...

Regulatory Update – September 2020

Regulatory Update – September 2020

  Updates include: FMCSA extends truckers' licensing and med cert waivers to year's end; Hours of Service changes (starting Sept. 29); Guidance on revised federal drug testing custody and control form.  CCCJ Daily Dispatch, Sept. 22: FMCSA extends truckers'...

Driving Safety Technology

Driving Safety Technology

Fleets that use forward-facing cameras to record critical event footage are not seeing much resistance from drivers. Inward-facing cameras, on the other hand, continue to raise privacy concerns despite the potential to mitigate two of the riskiest driver behaviors:...

Ask Thorn Valley – August 2020

Question #1: “I need your advice please. Currently our company has 133 CDL drivers between 11 locations and we plan to add more soon.  At what point would a company need a full time DOT Coordinator in your opinion?” Answer #1 from Tom Flaten – VP Field...

Transportation Industry News – August 2020

Transportation Industry News – August 2020

Truckers Against Trafficking DriverReach provides regular live chats on contemporaneous industry issues.  We’d like to share Jeremy Reymer’s post from 8/13/2020 focusing on Truckers Against Trafficking. Modern human trafficking in America isn’t something that comes up...

FMCSA News and Updates – August 2020

FMCSA News and Updates – August 2020

FMCSA further extends the COVID-19, this time through September 14, 2020.  Not only that, transporters of basic food commodities have been re-added back to the list, underscoring the government’s concern that the pandemic is far from “over” at this point. EXTENSION...

The Business of Trucking in Today’s New Normal

The Business of Trucking in Today’s New Normal

How does one navigate through the ever-increasing future uncertainty in the world today – let alone try to survive in the US as a Transportation & Logistics business?  It’s always been easy enough to lose margin, and extremely challenging to keep one’s head above...

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