CDL

Large fleet gets exemption for pre-CDL drivers

New Prime, part of national fleet Prime Inc., has been granted an exemption by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to allow its pre-CDL drivers who have passed the CDL skills test to drive in team operations without a CDL holder in the front seat

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C.R. England regs waiver for pre-CDL drivers renewed

The exemption allows commercial learner’s permit holders that have passed the CDL skills test but not yet received their CDL to drive a C.R. England truck while a CDL holder is in the truck, but not necessarily in the front seat, effectively allowing a team operation.

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FMCSA proposes rules to ease new drivers’ transition into trucking

FMCSA issued a rule proposal to extend the expiration date of commercial learner's permits from 180 days to a full year, as well as a proposal to allow current and former military members who drove a truck in the military to waive the CDL knowledge test.

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California ups paperwork requirements for CDL applicants, renewals

The new provisions require all new and existing CDL applicants and renewals to provide proof of California residency, along with proof of U.S. citizenship, lawful permanent residency or legal presence, as previously required.

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Bills aim to bring more veterans to trucking

Legislators have introduced bills that would, if passed, expand the number of VA medical professionals allowed to conduct DOT physicals, as well as extend the CDL exemption for military veterans to active-duty service members and reservists.

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Trucking rap sheet: Fraudulent medical exams, illegal hazmat transport and more

A Virginia trucking company, its parent company and four executives were pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges after allegedly violating multiple FMCSA regulations, a man pleaded guilty to falsifying medical exams for truckers and more.

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Passing the tandems

Wendy's son offers this revelation to George: “Dad, I want you to teach me to drive the truck and help me get into the trucking business.” Wendy's still processing: "I'll just be over here in the corner, with a fresh bag of lead paint chips..."

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Trucking rap sheet: One charged, two plead guilty in separate CDL testing schemes

Two former Detroit DOT employees pleaded guilty recently for allegedly accepting more than $4,000 in bribes in a CDL testing scheme, and a Utah man was charged with accepting a bribe for a passing CDL skills test grade.

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The weak arguments for skimping on behind-the-wheel training

It’s sadly ironic that the agency charged with improving trucking safety would rely on lame excuses to shrug its shoulders at a simple, common-sense way to shore up safety.

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Two Detroit DOT officials charged in CDL fraud scheme

Two Department of Transportation employees for the city of Detroit have been hit with felony charges for allegedly taking cash bribes in a CDL fraud scheme, according to the DOT Office of Inspector General.

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