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Driver Medical Qualifications: The Status of FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

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By: Abigail Potter, Manager of Safety and Occupational Health Policy at the American Trucking Associations Over the last decade, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has been working towards improving standards for how commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers are medically qualified. One significant improvement FMCSA made toward standardizing the medical qualifications program was the […]

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5 Key Reasons to Outsource Driver Employment and Drug/Alcohol History Verifications

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Verifying the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) mandated requirement for attaining a three-year work history on all driver candidates is one of the biggest hiring challenges for motor carriers and companies with private fleets. By the time organizations obtain all the required information—a significant time investment for employees—the highly-valued driver may have already been […]

Podcast: Hours of Service Updates on Personal Conveyance and Agriculture

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Welcome to our Quarterly Update podcast, produced in conjunction with the American Trucking Associations (ATA). In this episode, Dan Horvath, Director of Safety Policy for the ATA, discusses the recently released personal conveyance guidance and also some guidance related to the agricultural community. Specifically, the episode will discuss some situations when personal conveyance can be used […]

Combatting Drug Impaired Driving – An Overview of President Trump’s Opioid Initiative [Podcast]

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Listen to Abigail Potter, Manager of Safety and Occupational Health Policy at the American Trucking Associations, as she discusses the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Safety Administration and the Trump Administration’s recent efforts to combat the growing use of drug use.   Topics covered include: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Summit Three part […]