CDL

FMCSA scraps old training proposal, embarks on new rulemaking

FMCSA withdraws its 2007 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Entry Level Driver Training in favor of developing another proposal.

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Fast-track CDL program for vets

Prime Inc. recently launched the Military Fast Track Program in Fort Bragg, N.C., designed to help military personnel make a successful transition to the civilian labor market. The campaign is part of an incentive to help increase veteran employment opportunities following the Military Commercial Driver’s License Act of 2012, signed into law last year. Through the program, veterans have access to free professional training, shortened contracts, and opportunities to become independent contractors, according to the ...

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‘Wireless Roadside Inspection’ inches closer to reality

Mobile communications technology stands to transform the way truck inspections take place, with big implications for the CSA program and owner-operator businesses.

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‘Harder than it looks’ — mainstream biz reporter takes big-truck wheel

Biz reporter Lauren Boyer of the York Daily Record faces down fears of highway driving around big trucks to take the wheel herself; a round-up of truck/trucking shows near-term and down the road...

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Scientific American weighs in on driving while stoned

A recent Scientific American article says marijuana slows reaction time and impairs distance perception behind the wheel.

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A trucking-music blast from the past

"Magic Lady" Genie Mack Brown of Prague, Okla., has reissued her 1980 trucking-music record, propelled by the 1979 independent truckers' shutdown, after which she also became an owner-operator.

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CDL holders no longer have to report out-of-state traffic violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this week that it has finalized amended rules for commercial driver's licenses, removing the requirement of CDL holders to notify their home state — the state that issuing the CDL — when they are convicted of traffic violations outside of their home state. Now, the state in which the violation occurred must notify the issuing state of a CDL holder of any convictions. Regulations previously required both the CDL holder ...

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15-foot cleavage holds more than one bad idea

"The trifecta. First: giant, billboard-sized boobies are a definite distraction, I don't care who you are... Second, get a CDL in three days? On what planet is this legal or sane?"

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FMCSA sets new state CDL testing standards

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule that will revise testing and standards for commercial driver’s licenses and commercial learner’s permits.

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Does Anne Ferro have a driver’s license?

At MATS 2013, Wendy "got to meet her and ask her the solitary question I had for the only high-ranking government official I've ever met."

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