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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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Good news for CMV drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been busy. The agency has issued guidelines for the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs). Drivers may be able to use smartphones, tablets and computers to keep their hours of service records. Regulations … Continue reading

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Who needs a CDL?

Daimler Trucks North America has filed an application of exemption with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asking it to waive the requirement that Wolfgang Bernhard, head of the Daimler Trucks and Bus Division, be required to obtain a U.S. commercial … Continue reading

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Medical exams

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has sent out this reminder: “As of 5/21 all CMV drivers we regulate will be required to use a certified medical examiner for their physicals.” Follow these links for more information: https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov/NRPublicUI/Drivers.seam

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Year-end develoments

We hope your Christmas was merry and bright. Meanwhile, here are some developments of which you should be aware. There will be a public listening session on January 13, 2014, to solicit ideas and information concerning sections 32101 and 32916 … Continue reading

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Deadline looming

This time of year you’re probably thinking about the upcoming holidays and looking forward to family celebrations. But look forward a little farther. There’s a deadline looming of which you should be aware. It’s the Jan. 30, 2014 deadline for … Continue reading

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Regulatory developments

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposes to revise its definition of “tank vehicle.” Commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders who operate such vehicles are required to obtain a tank vehicle endorsement. On May 9, 2011, FMCSA published a final rule on “Commercial … Continue reading

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