ATA’s 2022 Law Enforcement Advisory Board
With a wealth of experience, from both law enforcement and the trucking industry comprising this year’s LEAB, the board will be working on various issues to grow and strengthen the...
Earlier this month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration missed a key opportunity to facilitate driver credentialing in the wake of the implementation of its new Entry-level Driver Training Rules....
A Conversation with the new FMCSA AA for Safety
FMCSA has chosen a new direction, creating a new position that will consolidate several functions across the Agency, leading to greater efficiencies and collaboration. STC had the opportunity to sit...
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Inspection Selection System to Prioritize New Entrant Motor Carriers
According to Jack VanSteenburg, Chief Safety Officer for FMCSA, due to the huge influx of new carriers over the past year, they are planning to implement changes to the Inspection...
FMCSA Issuing Fines to Drivers and Carriers with Clearinghouse Violations
FMCSA has been ramping up enforcement on drivers and motor carriers for operating in prohibited status due to drug and alcohol violations listed in the Clearinghouse. Since the Drug and...
Follow-up and Return-to-Duty Drug Test Positives in Decline
According to Quest Diagnostics, the drug testing positive rate for controlled substances dropped in all categories in 2020 compared to 2019. The largest drop was seen in follow-up and return...
In the News
STC In The News: New Federal Drug Testing Proposal on Use of Oral Fluid
The USDOT recently proposed a rule to allow the use of oral fluids for drug testing. According to the DOT, the new rules would be cost effective for employers in...
STC In The News: The Trucking Industry and the Salvage Yard
The lack of qualified drivers and the ongoing chip shortage has left a gaping hole in the trucking industry – a shortage of between 85,000 and 100,000 trucks. As trucking...
STC In the News: The Driving Force and the Trucking Industry
In the midst of the 80,000 driver shortage, there are various forces pushing drivers out of the industry – retirement, violations, and more recently the vaccine mandates. Driver retention strategies...