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What Are the DWI Regulations for Commercial Truck Drivers?

[box type=”shadow”]Drinking and driving is never a good idea, especially when the driver has a commercial driver’s license. While states imposed harsh punishments for driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI laws are typically more strict or commercial drivers. Anyone with a CDL should be aware of how DUI laws…

Car Lighting Regulations

[box type=”shadow”] There are dozens of laws regulating lighting on cars. Laws regulate the types, size and color of lights on every kind of vehicle that operates on the public roadways. According to the Federal Highway Administration, more than 2.5 million miles were driven by motorists on more than 4…

How Can Companies Communicate With Truck Drivers?

[box type=”shadow”] Communication between a company and it’s truck drivers is vital for safety, timely deliveries and a good business reputation. A company has more than one type of access to communication with individual truckers or large fleets of drivers. Satellite Communication A trucking company may install a state-of-the-art satellite…

Tips on Over the Road Trucking

[box type=”shadow”] Over the road trucking sends truck drivers on long-distance hauls. Long-distance hauling involves truck drivers pulling tractor trailers, flat beds or tankers with rigs and 18 wheels. This type of transportation is a necessity to the commercial transportation industry as the quickest, least expensive manner of transporting goods,…

FMCSA, Oral Drug Test Information

While urine testing is the most common method of drug testing, oral fluid testing is an alternative way to test for the presence of certain drugs. Features Several companies manufacture and distribute oral fluid drug testing devices. The device is placed in the donor’s mouth for a specified amount of…

Hazmat Rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, or PHMSA, is responsible for regulating the movement of hazardous materials, in order to protect the environment and the health and safety of property and people. Pre-Transportation Checks Prior to the transportation of hazardous materials, the company or person…

DOT Regulations for the Railroad

[box type=”shadow”]Crossing Safety Under FRA regulations, crossing caution systems are to be inspected, tested, and maintained so they are dependable and foolproof. Any malfunctions are to be reported immediately. In addition to making sure this equipment works properly, the FRA has regulated that all locomotive whistles are to be activated…

DOT Regulations for Physical Exams

[box type=”shadow”]Registration Being a driver for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) can be a great advantage in the working world. It will provide you with a substantial income and superb medical insurance. But it also requires long hours and sometimes many days on the road alone. That is why…

Scrap Metal Laws in Tennessee

[box type=”shadow”]Registration Under Tennessee law, anyone who wishes to buy and sell scrap metal or engage in other business connected to scrap metal must register with the state Department of Commerce. Such a registration will expire every two years and must be renewed at its expiration by the dealer to…

DOT Cigarette Smoking Regulations

The Department of Transportation regulates interstate transit and transportation of cargo. All DOT-registered carriers must comply with the rules and regulations of the DOT. The regulations apply to the transportation of passengers on buses and to the transportation of cargo on trucks, trains and vessels. Smoking is specifically addressed in…

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