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Posted in: June, 2019

How to Make Scarce Drivers More Scarce

You may not recall this, but as of February 20, 2020 it’s going to be much harder to become a CDL driver.  Waaay back on December 8, 2016 the FMCSA set entry-level driver training (ELDT) regulations, substantially increasing the amount of practical and theory education required to obtain a commercial driver’s license.  Oddly, the final version of this rule eliminated […]

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FMCSA to Begin Making Fault Determinations in Crashes Goal is to Avoid Hits to Carrier’s CSA Scores

On August 1, 2019, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will make permanent a newly tested program that allows motor carriers to request that crashes the carrier believes were not the fault of their drivers be reviewed by FMCSA for the purposes of making a determination of fault. Under the new program, which has […]

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Truck Driver Involved in Crash Awarded $80 Million Due To Employer Misconduct

Sometimes it is good to read an article that serves as a reminder of what can happen when a company fails to do things the “right way.” In fact, many plaintiff’s lawyers attempt to paint trucking companies like “bad eggs,” even if they set out to do everything correctly. This is certainly a cautionary tale […]

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Virginia Trucking Association Safety & Human Resources Council Educational Meetings for July

The date for compliance with the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) rule is rapidly approaching. As of February 7, 2020, gone will be the days of aspiring truck drivers obtaining a learner’s permit and then taking the CDL road test with little to no behind the wheel training. The new rules will require far more time […]

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