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Motor carriers or any company that relies on drivers must follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recordkeeping requirements in order to avoid the risk of violations, fines, and safety rating downgrades. Companies need to run pre-employment Clearinghouse queries for all new CDL drivers and must keep in mind drug and alcohol testing requirements, […]
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Getting behind the wheel when disqualified is a top driver file violation because a motor carrier is held liable whether or not a driver notifies them of a conviction or violation. Drivers are considered disqualified if their offense was committed during an on-duty time and they were employed by a motor carrier engaged in commercial […]
According to FMCSA regulations, post-accident drug and alcohol testing of commercial motor vehicle operators is legally required when 1. It results in a human fatality, whether or not a citation is issued to the driver, 2. When an accident results in bodily injury to a party with immediate medical treatment away from the scene AND […]
More than 72,000 truck drivers have been taken off US roads since January 2020 because of a drug or alcohol violation and the American Trucking Association says that the industry will need about 160,000 more operators by 2030, mostly because of drivers moving from one company to another. The problem with not filling available jobs […]
Businesses should do themselves a favor going into the new year by always being ready for an audit by the Department of Transportation. The results of the past year’s violation data indicate that of every 100 carriers who get audited, less than 5 passes without a violation. The top 4 violations of 2021 include 1. […]
The Entry-level Driver Training Requirements have gone into effect, requiring all entry-level drivers to complete a combination of theory and behind-the-wheel training from both private and training school providers that are listed on the new Training Provider Registry. The new training requirement only impacts entry-level drivers who are either obtaining a Class A or Class […]
Federal law requires that Driver Qualification Files (DQFs) are kept on all drivers operating CMVs in interstate commerce and that weigh 10,001 or more pounds, transport hazardous materials or carry 10 or more passengers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) regulation 391 outlines the minimum qualifications for commercial motor vehicle drivers to help ensure […]
Employment screening is a crucial tool that helps employers make sound decisions when it comes to hiring, promoting, retaining, and firing employees. Organizations that establish comprehensive background screening policies are arguably better prepared to defend themselves against negligent hiring lawsuits versus those organizations that do not conduct any level of background search. Employers in the […]
The pre-employment query of the Department of Transportation Clearinghouse results in more violations than any other aspect of the regulation. Employers should have employees sign a blanket consent form, which allows companies to run the required limited queries at least once every 12 months for the duration of employment. The document should be kept on […]
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