Driver Qualifications

March 31st, 2023 by Channing Puls
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has established regulations for driver qualifications to ensure the safety of commercial motor vehicle operations. Below are a few of the key requirements for driver qualification: 1. Age: A driver must be at least 21 years of age to operate a commercial motor vehicle across state lines or…
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Roadside Inspections

March 24th, 2023 by Channing Puls
Roadside inspections were put into place to ensure the safety of all drivers and the general public. It is important to note that inspections are not just a matter of compliance, but also a matter of safety. It is crucial to conduct daily inspections to avoid potential failures during an inspection. An out-of-service order can…
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International Roadcheck

March 22nd, 2023 by Uncategorized
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) have announced the dates for the annual International Roadcheck Inspection. From May 16-18, inspections are scheduled to take place. During the inspection, commercial motor vehicles and their drivers will be subject to comprehensive inspections to ensure compliance with federal regulations are being followed, as well as promote safe driving…
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Cannabis Usage in Trucking

March 17th, 2023 by Channing Puls
Positive cannabis tests for truck drivers have increased at an alarming rate over the past year. In 2022, nearly 41,000 truck drivers tested positive for cannabis according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Even though many states have legalized cannabis usage, it is still illegal to drive while under the influence. Federal regulations…
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Situational Awareness

March 10th, 2023 by Channing Puls
Situational awareness is crucial for commercial motor vehicle drivers as it can help a driver anticipate and react to potential hazards on the road, thereby reducing the risk of a crash or other incidents. It is important for drivers to “keep their head on a swivel”. While on the road, it is important to be…
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Daily Fluid Checks

March 3rd, 2023 by Channing Puls
Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators need to check their fluids daily on a level surface to ensure their vehicle is in safe operating condition. The six fluids that need to be checked are: 1. Engine Oil: A driver must check the engine oil level and condition regularly. The engine oil dipstick is usually easily identified…
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