Trucking rap sheet: Carrier-led cargo theft scheme, CDL exam cheaters, driver drug tester, chameleon carriers and more
The courts have been busy of late dealing with trucking-related crimes, it seems, as the Departments of Transportation and Justice announced last week several updates several cases dealing with cargo theft, drug testing, shutdown orders and more.
Lights can go out when you’re running, but some drivers contend "a lot of these lights are off before the trip starts.” If you don’t catch them, you can bet that if your run takes you through Ohio, somebody else will.
The D.O.T. Doc review and search site is live -- it's intended to grow into a resource drivers can use to share their experiences with each other relative to medical examiners around the nation.
Truck operators will no longer be required to carry paper copies of their medical certification cards beginning Friday, Jan. 30, as the certification will have been integrated into drivers’ CDLs, FMCSA is expected to announce this week.
NASTC, ATA, OOIDA and most readers lodge displeasure with FMCSA's crash-fault analysis, while some readers suggest the feds may have it right in reticence to rely on police reports to assess fault.
The VDO RoadLog ELD and the iGlobal ELOG are the latest to receive updates to account for December's suspension of certain hours-of-service provisions.
"Nothing seems to address the situation where it has been a symptom, has been tested, and is being treated successfully." --Dan Tucker on needed apnea coverage; FMCSA says two-year certification up to the examiner
Facing widespread criticism over its examiners'/training organizations' muddled approach to apnea in medical certification, and hamstrung by Congress, FMCSA attempts to settle the record on apnea regs with bulletin....
Sign up to get Overdrive's daily newsletter.