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DOT Tie-Down Regulations

[box type=”shadow”]The Federal Department of Transportation oversees interstate shipping and trucking and sets safety standards for commercial trucking. Among these standards are requirements for loads on flatbed trucks that require tie-downs, with the DOT mandating the type of tie-down and manner of securing cargo. Inspectors perform checks at weigh stations…

DOT Weigh Station Regulations

[box type=”shadow”] Tractor trailers are among the most heavily regulated and controlled vehicles on the road, with axle weight and spread being the two most stringently monitored factors. Most DOT regulations deal with tire-load safety, but road width, construction and bridge height come into play as well. While federal standards…

Stock Broker Fraud Law

Stockbroker fraud laws are referred to as securities fraud laws. The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 contains the laws that govern the entire securities industry. Sections 9 and 10 of the act cover anti-fraud laws for stockbrokers and brokerage houses. Individual states have additional securities laws, which those in the…

Brokerage Rules

[box type=”shadow”]To prevent misconduct, states and the federal government have created laws brokers must follow. Although most brokers and investment professionals are never accused of misconduct, there are a few who do, and the consumers and their financial futures must be protected. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was…

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…

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