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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…

Hours of Service Regulations for Truckers

Due to the potential increased dangers related to commerical motor vehicles, it is important that truck drivers be alert and responsive at all times behind the wheel. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set “hours-of-service” regulations in order to limit when and how long a…

Federal DOT Regulations for a CDL After a Positive Drug Test

[box type=”shadow”] Anyone who obtains a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate a commercial vehicle in the United States must pass a pre-employment drug test, according to federal Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. The test screens for marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamine, methamphetamine and phencycladine (PCP). Employers can also ask job…

DOT Requirements for Diesel Tanks

DOT Requirements The Department of Transportation‘s (DOT) requirements for diesel fuel tanks fall under three parts: Part 393.67, Part 571.301 and Part 393.65. These requirements fall under the authority of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a division of the DOT and cover the requirements for diesel fuel tank construction,…

How to Find Out if My MC Number Is Being Used?

[box type=”shadow”]According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in the United States, any commercial truck used for interstate transit and over the gross vehicle weight rating of 10,001 or more pounds is required to have a Motor Carrier Authority (MC) number. This number is issued by the FMCSA…

3 Classes of Commercial Driving

Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, drivers of commercial vehicles are required to obtain commercial driver’s licenses if operating a vehicle that weighs more than 26,001 pounds and falls under the specifications of a Class A, B or C license. Drivers must meet certain requirements to obtain a CDL…

DOT Training Regulations

The Department of Transportation uses various agencies and federal laws to create regulations in order to prevent automotive fatalities and injuries. These regulations are used to train vehicle operators in areas such as longer combination vehicle (LCV) driving, hazardous material transportation and beginning driver training. LCV Longer combination vehicles are…

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