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Autonomous Trucks

Self-Driving Autonomous Trucks: A New Reality?

Last updated on August 14th, 2020 at 02:51 pmLabor shortage in trucking industry may lead to autonomous trucks between transportation hubs. Article written by Lori Lal  The US transportation and logistics industry is rapidly heading towards a problem. As first documented in 2005, the nation’s trucking sector has been experiencing a continuing labor shortage, with […]

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Truck Drivers and Owner Operators Random Testing Consortium

Last updated on July 29th, 2020 at 04:40 pmArticle written by Joe Reilly, President, National Drug Screening  Many truck drivers are considered “Owner-Operators”.  The driver owns the truck and the business.  For owner-operators there are unique facets of the DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Rules. CDL drivers on public roads are subject to Department of Transportation […]

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Violations Reported to the FMCSA Clearinghouse Top 21,000 as of May 2020

Violations Reported to the FMCSA Clearinghouse Top 21,000 as of May 2020

Last updated on September 23rd, 2020 at 04:09 pmThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released a detailed summary of data related to the FMCSA Clearinghouse. The stats covered total violations broken down by type of drug, alcohol, and refusals. It also showed the number of drivers in the return to duty or prohibited […]

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Employers can associate their Clearinghouse activity with the USDOT Numbers in their FMCSA Portal accounts

Employers can associate their Clearinghouse activity with the USDOT Numbers in their FMCSA Portal accounts

Last updated on September 23rd, 2020 at 04:09 pmFMCSA has recently updated the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse to allow employers to link their Clearinghouse accounts with their FMCSA Portal accounts. This will enable employers to associate Clearinghouse activity (reporting violations, conducting queries, purchasing query plans, and designating consortia/third-party administrators (C/TPAs)) with a specified USDOT Number […]

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Top 10 Most Common FMCSA Driver Qualification Violations

Top 10 Most Common FMCSA Driver Qualification Violations

Last updated on July 28th, 2020 at 12:34 pmHere are the Top 10 most common DOT FMCSA Driver Qualification Violations. Top 10 Most Common Violations: Non-English speaking driver 391.11 Incomplete driver qualification file 391.51 Operating a property-carrying vehicle without possessing a valid medical certificate 391.41 Driver does not have a valid operator’s license for the […]

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Top 10 Most Common FMCSA DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Violations

Top 10 Most Common FMCSA DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Violations

Last updated on July 28th, 2020 at 12:18 pmHere are the Top 10 most common violations of DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing regulations along with the related regulation. If you are not sure if your program or your current service providers are compliant, contact us to review your program. National Drug Screening provides compliant drug […]

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