Another National Driver Clearinghouse Coming to Trucking?
On October 29, 2020, U.S. Senator Ed Markey of MA sent a letter to FMCSA highlighting what he says are "egregious failures" of the Agency to oversee the safety of the...
Speaking of Drivers, Will FMCSA Ever Eliminate the Annual Driver-Completed "Record of Violations"?
In 2018, FMCSA told the trucking world it was planning to strike from the truck safety rulebook the old driver "Record of Violations" requirement (in Sec. 391.27 of the FMCSRs)....
Shorting the Driver Market
Driver shortage and retention have been perennial challenges for the trucking industry. In fact, both driver shortage and driver retention have appeared on the American Transportation Research Institute's Critical Issues...
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US Census Data Shows Face of Trucking Changing
A new Census Bureau analysis tells us the face of trucking is change. Among drivers under the age of 35, more are women, Hispanic, and have more education than their...
Percentage of Ineligible Crashes Submitted to FMCSA's Crash Preventability Demonstration Program Decreases Since June
Someone is getting better at FMCSA's Crash Preventability Demonstration Program. As of the end of June 2020, 50% of crashes submitted were determined ineligible by FMCSA. New data released shows...
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FMCSA's Hair Testing Guidelines- A Future Industry Standard?
STC Vice President P. Sean Garney was recently featured on FreightWaves' podcast "Drilling Deep" about the future of hair testing guidelines. In the podcast, Garney discusses the advantages of hair...
FMCSA Hoping to Announce CSA Action Soon
STC President Dave Osiecki's predictions about the future of IRT were recently mentioned in a Heavy Duty Trucking article. The article discusses many of FMCSA's ongoing projects and includes Osiecki's...
8% Increase in Positive Drug Test Results of Drivers in September
STC President Dave Osiecki recently commented to FreightWaves Magazine about the increasing numbers of positive drug tests in drivers last month. Osiecki pointed out that positive drug tests and drug...