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FMCSA tightens reporting of drivers' drug and alcohol violation history
FMCSA's Hutcheson said the new reporting structure will notify employers when there has been a change from a previous employer to a driver's drug and alcohol violation history.
March 7, 2023
Recruiters shed light on how to obtain and retain drivers in a demand-driven market amid a driver shortage
Carriers are working to attract drivers from various backgrounds and are improving retention with driver pay increases and flexible schedules, but recruiters say it all boils down to culture.
August 18, 2022
Drug test results uncover troubling trends in transportation
After 5 years of steady declines in several drug categories, positivity rates based on urine drug tests for the federally mandated, safety-sensitive workforce (including truck drivers) increased in 2021.
July 21, 2022
Why we need to eliminate the overtime exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act to solve the driver shortage
When a driver is paid by the mile yet regulated by hour, there will be a natural disconnect as the financial incentives are constrained by the clock.
December 6, 2021
Former Celadon exec: Industry 'close to having enough drivers'
Most relevant labor and payroll data suggests trucking industry employment across the board is at or near pre-pandemic levels.
September 15, 2021
Hurricane Ida prompts HOS relief for emergency haulers in six states
FMCSA is allowing extra drive time for relief haulers. Also: Uber Freight's Powerloop carrier base is growing; CVSA training classes return to in-person with roadside inspection driver requirements course.
August 30, 2021
Werner wants pre-CDL drivers to be able to drive team
The carrier petitioned FMCSA to allow its trainees who passed their CDL skills test but not yet returned home to obtain their CDL to drive with a CDL holder in the truck but not necessarily the front seat. Also: New federal drug testing form; more.
August 18, 2021
Drug and alcohol violations in 2021 outpacing 2020 numbers through first quarter
FMCSA's Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse has been in effect since January 2020. If the number of violations in 2021 keeps up at its pace through the first three months, there will be considerably more violations this year than in 2020.
June 24, 2021
Legal or not, the DOT has thoughts on marijuana use
As the push to decriminalize marijuana continues, will it matter to the DOT?
May 10, 2021
Fleets’ DOT-required Clearinghouse check-ins due soon: Here’s a quick how-to
Take a minute to review a quick how-to on how to perform your fleet's required annual CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse checks on CCJ today.
December 28, 2020
Confused about ‘mandatory’ hair testing regs for driver drug tests? Here’s what to know…
Clear up any confusion about hair sample drug testing and discover what your fleet needs to know regarding truck driver drug tests here on CCJ.
September 29, 2020
Regulatory limbo: As larger carriers tout benefits of hair sample drug testing, mandated reforms nowhere in sight
Fleets promote the benefits of hair sample drug testing over urine sample tests for truck drivers, but required hair testing reforms are far from being enacted.
August 17, 2020
With driver drug testing facilities struggling to stay afloat, DOT considers enforcement leniency
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is considering some leniency to carriers regarding driver drug testing.
July 8, 2020
Even under Clearinghouse, truck drivers can fail a drug test yet remain behind the wheel
Checking the FMCSA Clearinghouse database more than the required once a year will help ensure that your truck drivers haven't failed a drug test. More on CCJ.
February 26, 2020
With driver clearinghouse functional, fleets now must perform checks in driver hiring
After experiencing some technical difficulties, the CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse is now “fully operational” for fleets and truck drivers. Details on CCJ.
January 31, 2020
Fleets, drivers wrestle with Clearinghouse as swell of registrants crashes site in opening days
A swell of new users and registrants in recent days has caused frustrating connectivity issues for many fleets and drivers trying to use the U.S. DOT’s CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse — a now required step for when carriers hire drivers.
January 9, 2020
CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse rule takes effect — here’s what fleets can expect
A recap from mid-December about the likely immediate impacts of the CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse rule — and what fleets need to do to comply.
January 6, 2020
Carriers required to drug test twice as many drivers in 2020
The U.S. DOT announced last week it will increase its random driver drug testing rate in 2020 to 50% — meaning that motor carriers will be required to perform random drug tests at a rate equivalent to half their number of drivers.
January 2, 2020
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Driver coaching and scorecarding
Eco-driving coaching can improve driver safety performance
A recent study on behalf of Isaac Instruments found that a 1% increase in the use of eco-driving technique cruise control is associated with a 3% reduction in the odds of a hard-braking event, which can reduce the odds of having a collision.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Knight-Swift, U.S. Xpress deal likely passes Go, 'near zero chance' it is a monopoly
Mergers & Acquisitions
Knight-Swift acquiring U.S. Xpress for more than $800 million
Texas-based project would give freight trucks priority at red lights
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