Date archive: January 2015

Inspection Reporting Now Required for Defects Only

Effective December 18, 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rescinded the requirement that commercial drivers file inspection reports when there are no vehicle deficiencies or defects. Thus, drivers are no longer required to file a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) at the end of each tour of duty. However, this does not alter…

ATTENTION: New License Requirements for Transporting Liquid Products

Do you transport liquids such as food syrups, milk, creams or other liquid food products? If so, you may need a Tank Vehicle endorsement on your CDL. During the summer of 2014, the definition of “tank vehicle” was revised to expand the number and type of vehicles hauling tanks for which drivers are required to…

Trucking Companies Hoping to Fill Crucial Shortage with Veterans Seeking Gainful Employment

On behalf of its member trucking companies, the American Trucking Associations (ATA), in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, committed the trucking industry to the mission of hiring 100,000 U.S. military veterans over the next two years. According to a recent article in the Journal of Commerce, the trucking industry is currently short 30,000…

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