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By Andy Engardio, 01/22/2020
The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse has launched. Do you understand what is required? Since it opened on January 6, 2020, it’s important for motor carriers to understand the reporting requirements. Step one: motor carriers can register here. Consider these next steps and basic requirements: New Hire CDL...
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By Matt Coleman, 12/12/2019
There is a lot to think about when signing a contract with a new shipper including expenses, routes, equipment and more. One of the common oversights during the onboarding process is performing a proper analysis of the contract. Too often truckers are simply signing the contract without any sort of pushback....
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By Robert Haley, 11/14/2019
Cybersecurity has become an important topic in the trucking industry, as a new age of dangerous hacking is on the rise. Imagine driving your truck down U.S. Route 1 at 70 miles per hour, listening to some Lynyrd Skynyrd with the wind blowing in your hair. Then the radio switches to another station and Despacito...
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By Andy Engardio, 10/16/2019
After years in development, the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is up and running. The Clearinghouse will track the results of drug and alcohol tests for all commercial drivers. Currently, Motor Carriers are required to perform Former Employer Background Inquiries (including drug and alcohol history)...
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By Rocky Roemer, 09/12/2019
As insurance premiums rise and underwriters are ever more assiduous in evaluating risk, insurance buyers find themselves more open to ‘alternative risk’ or ‘captive’ insurance options. Captives may at first seem complex and difficult to administer but understanding a few basic principles...
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