CDL

Weigh station bypassing — there’s an app for that

The PreClear bypass system is the first bypass system to supply driving-record information to enforcement personnel to help determine whether to bypass.

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More O/O challenges: Image, health, parking…

After primary reporting on owner-operators' top five challenges, sources offer their personal sixth -- from parking, training standards and health to driver image and industry unity to influence public opinion and regulatory direction.

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​CDL health registry about to launch

Beginning May 21, 2014, drivers must obtain any medical examination from a certified examiner.

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Dodging holiday weekend traffic ticket hot spots

The National Motorists Association has updated its list of states most active in holiday weekend ticket issuance.

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CDLs, medical certificates to combine in 2014

The new CDL-medical certification card should be obtained when drivers renew their CDL within the next 22 months.

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Your next health improvement step

Is a thorough checkup the best thing you could do to improve your health? Let us know your personal health concerns by voting in our poll.

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The Apnea Hurdle

Coming regulations would force reckoning with a condition common to truckers. And that’s not all that could make passing the medical exam even harder.

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What you may not know about the EOBR bill

Since I reported on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's attempts to gain new regulatory authority over interstate drivers relative to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program's now-internal Driver Safety Measurement System last summer, new wrinkles have emerged in Senate bill S.1950. This bill caused an uproar over the fact that it would, among other things, mandate electronic onboard recorders for hours of service compliance for virtually all interstate carriers. But, as they say, the lead ...

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FMCSA medical certificate rule begins

Truckers must keep paper copies of their medical examiner’s certificate with them for another two years until Jan. 30, 2014.

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Focus on health coming

Recommendations that could help frame a final rule regulating obstructive sleep apnea are in the works.

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