Details on specific offenses and length of time that will disqualify CDL holders from operating a CMV.
The complete guide to DOT drug testing methods and detection times for your DOT physical. This is a requirement for getting your CDL.
What do you do when you fail a DOT drug test, and what is the return-to-duty process for CDL truck drivers?
CDL Endorsements the complete guide. Understand the CDL endorsements available including the required schooling, costs, requirements, and exams.
Explains basic required qualifications for new CDL drivers.
FMCSA rules regarding truck drivers texting and mobile phone use while driving. Tips for avoiding distractions while driving truck.
Established national guidelines for testing and licensing of CMV drivers.
Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) is a Federal initiative to improve large truck and bus safety.
DAC reports are used by employers to verify truck drivers work and driving history.
Federal agency in charge of keeping America's roads and transportation system safe for travel.
Diesel Exhaust Regeneration & Particulate Filters - What truck drivers should know about DPF's and exhaust regeneration.
Overview of official DOT drug and alcohol use and testing policies.
The hearing test is part of the DOT physical and will test the driver's ability to hear and perceive sounds. Learn minimum requirements and get advice here
Rules and requirements for CDL drivers getting their doubles and triples CDL endorsement.
FMSCA Regulation regarding fatigued/ill truck drivers. Tips to deal with drowsy driving and how to avoid it.
Our list of which trucking companies are known to use hair follicle drug testing in addition to urinalysis in their screening process for CDL drivers.
Overview of hazardous materials as defined by the Department Of Transportation (DOT)
Complete list of FMCSA exceptions to the hours of service rules for truck drivers.
Hypertension (high blood pressure) could keep a truck driver out of the seat.
Description and overview of the Jacob's Engine Brake, or Jake Brake compression release engine brake. Tips for using jake brakes.
Per Diem is a portion of their salary paid to the truck driver tax-free.
What is the FMCSA Pre-Employment Screening Program, and how does it affect commercial truck drivers? How is it used?
Do adverse driving conditions allow me to drive to a safe haven? What is the difference between safe haven and adverse conditions?
Sleep Apnea for truck drivers - the complete guide. Understanding sleep apnea for the DOT physical including testing procedures, symptoms, and treatments.
The complete guide to understanding the hours of service rules for truck drivers. Every rule explained in the simplest terms with examples of each.
Advice and tips for truck drivers who want to take a pet along on the road.
Your complete guide to truck driver salary including first year salary, experienced driver pay, tax write-offs, per diem pay, mileage pay, and more.
List of trucking companies and their policies for hiring CDL drivers who have been convicted of a DUI's or DWI's.
Lists of trucking companies who will or will not hire CDL drivers with felony convictions.
The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) requires a background check for TWIC cards and Hazmat Endorsements.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) are used for truck driver's access to maritime facilities.
Much of the responsibility for vehicle safety rests on the driver of the CMV.
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