5 Ways for New Truckers to Appreciate the Relevance of Today’s CB Radio

A big rig truck driving during sunset.Yes, you have a smartphone that connects you to the world. You can text or call anyone you choose at any time (except while driving your rig). Dispatch is tracking you and checking in wherever you go, thanks to your GPS system. Plus, you’ve got satellite radio for entertainment, so who needs more? Continue reading “5 Ways for New Truckers to Appreciate the Relevance of Today’s CB Radio”

What You Need to Know About Your DOT-Required Physical

Whether you’re starting a career as a truck driver or you’ve been a truck driver for years, you know that you need a CDL (commercial driver’s license) to legally operate your vehicle. And according to DOT regulations, all truck drivers are required to receive a physical and carry a medical card with them each time they start a haul.

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Updated Truck and Bus Rule Compliance Certificates Available

Last Updated November 5, 2012

This summary describes how to obtain a certificate of reporting and how brokers, motor carriers, contractors, public agencies, developers, and others must verify the fleets they hire or dispatch are in compliance with the Truck and Bus regulation. The regulation does not apply to state and local government vehicles, most solid waste collection trucks, drayage trucks that transport marine cargo, and public transit buses because they are already subject to other regulations.

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Is Your AOBRD Compliant with New Regulations?

Do you drive a commercial vehicle or own a trucking company? As you know, your automatic on-board recording device (AOBRD) is required by law to display certain information. But as of May 2014, the information required to be displayed has changed as announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). As of now, your AOBRD must be capable of displaying the following:

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