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What is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration?

Truck Driver Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000, although it was previously part of the Federal Highway Administration. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration mission is “to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries”. So as you can see, this department is dedicated to ensuring that… Read more »

Make the Inside of Your Cab a Home Away From Home

Platinum Drivers

  The average driver spends years of their life on the road, and truckers spend even more of their time in their trucks than that. While on a long haul, a trucker’s cab is their home. Serving as living room, kitchen and bedroom, a tractor-trailer cab is many spaces rolled into one, but there are… Read more »

Five Great Home Remedies Truckers Can Use On The Road

Platinum Drivers

There’s nothing worse than being on the road for a long haul and beginning to feel that familiar itch in the back of your throat, or the first gurgling sound of an upset stomach. It’s not just that you’re far away from the comforts of home. When you’re on the road, you also need to… Read more »

Preparing For The Big CDL Test? Don’t Sweat It.

Platinum Drivers

Remember your last day of school? Remember that feeling of freedom, of getting out in the real world and making something of yourself? No more boring lectures, tedious studying, and stressful test taking, right? Wrong, at least if you’re a prospective CDL truck driver. You’re going to need to hunker down and do some work… Read more »

Required Electronic Logbooks Look To Be On Their Way

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced the proposal of another rule. This one would put Electronic Logging Devices into every interstate commercial truck (and bus) on the road. We’ve written about the regulation of driving hours in the past. By requiring the ELDs, the FMCSA is hoping to increase compliance with the limits…. Read more »

The I-9 Form

In order to seek employment as a truck driver in the United States, several government forms must be filled out and filed with the proper authorities. One of these is the I-9, otherwise known as the Employment Eligibility Form. This form must be completed by all new employees, typically every time they are hired for… Read more »

Listen to Learn on the Job

Anyone who’s spent some time behind the wheel can attest to the fact that the road can get old sometimes. Admiring the scenery only goes so far, as eventually, all the trees start to look the same. You start counting the miles to your next destination, making the time go by even slower. If only… Read more »

Eight Winter Driving Tips for Truck Drivers

Winter weather is rough on everybody, but truck drivers need to be especially careful considering the size and strength of their vehicles. If your trips take you into cold winter weather, you need to expect the worst. Here are eight tips for truckers who have to battle winter driving conditions: Look out for warning signs…. Read more »