commercial drivers

​CDL health registry about to launch

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

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FMCSA seeks to study drivers

FMCSA says this information will aid the agency in developing future safety initiatives.

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CSA focuses more on drivers

CSA isn’t designed to score drivers, a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration official said in an online seminar presented by Overdrive.

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Pilot Flying J increases benefits in fuel card program

Drivers who purchase 500 gallons or more in a month will receive a free shower with a seven-day limit, Pilot Flying J announced. The benefits are part of the new Frequent Fueler Advantage program, which started Jan. 3. Cardholders who buy 1,000 gallons or more of fuel in a calendar month earn a free shower with a 10-day limit in the Frequent Fueler Advantage program. Also, delivery expeditors may benefit from the shower credits in the new announced ...

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Auto-texting, safety-minded app available for Android, Blackberry

On the heels of the Department of Transportation's proposed rule to ban handheld cell phone use by commercial drivers, I've been hearing from haulers who object to being singled out on the issue, as seems to be the modus operandi of this department when it comes to driving behavior of late. Given the predominance of texting and talking four-wheelers on the highways today, most would prefer any ban to be on all drivers using handhelds, ...

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