Category Archives: training

Minimum training standards proposed

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposes new training standards for certain individuals: applying for their initial commercial driver’s license (CDL); an upgrade of their CDL (e.g., a Class B CDL … Continue reading

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Drum roll, please

We are proud to announce (drum roll, please) that Bumper to Bumper, The Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer Operations, is now available on Kindle. Yes, you can now read Bumper to Bumper on a Kindle. Not only that, you can download free apps from … Continue reading

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ELDTAC Achieves Consensus – CVTA

At last, an important agreement has been reached regarding mandated training standards. ELDTAC Achieves Consensus – CVTA. Now rulemaking can move forward.

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Bumper to Bumper: The Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer Operations: Mike Byrnes and Associates.: 9780962168765: Amazon.com: Books

Have you got this book in your cab? Not only thorough and helpful but enjoyable to read. And, ranked #10 on amazon.com. Bumper to Bumper: The Complete Guide to Tractor-Trailer Operations: Mike Byrnes and Associates.: 9780962168765: Amazon.com: Books. Don’t have … Continue reading

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Fraudulent CDL exam scheme used cameras, Bluetooth pencils, DOT reports | Overdrive – Owner Operators Trucking Magazine

This is cheating on so many levels Fraudulent CDL exam scheme used cameras, Bluetooth pencils, DOT reports | Overdrive – Owner Operators Trucking Magazine.

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Here we go again?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it is exploring the feasibility of conducting a negotiated rulemaking (Reg Neg) concerning entry-level training for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). A “reg neg” allows interested parties to participate in the … Continue reading

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Local boy makes good

We are so proud to announce that John Spofford, a driver for Premier Crude of Corpus Christi, Texas, is a finalist in the Randall-Reilly 2014 Mike O’Connell Memorial Trucking’s Top Rookie program. John trained at Corpus Christi’s Del Mar College … Continue reading

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Scam alert

The American Trucking Associations passes along this scam alert: For the past two weeks an individual identifying himself as Larry Davis is calling Truck Driving schools representing that he is a recruiter for Knight Transportation, gleaning names of students from … Continue reading

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Topical Tuesday: Back in the bunk

Topical Tuesday: My dad crawled into the bunk … and went to sleep. Topical Tuesday: thoughts on trucking-related subjects by contributing writers By Mike Green My dad crawled into the bunk … and went to sleep. As simple as that … Continue reading

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Back to the drawing board

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has withdrawn its December 26, 2007, notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed new entry-level driver training standards for individuals applying for a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in … Continue reading

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