The Department of Transportation (DOT) released the final rule on the Entry-Level Driver Training rule. The rule essentially establishes a core curriculum that new truck drivers will be required to learn. They will also be required to go through 30 hours of behind-the-wheel training. Finally, the rule outlines a minimum level of qualification for instructors, … Read moreEntry-Level Driver Training Rule For New Truck Drivers
Earlier this month the White House, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration put out their final “Phase 2” rules for greenhouse gas/fuel economy for medium and heavy duty commercial vehicles. The rules are set to cover all semi-trucks, vans and large pickup trucks. They will also govern buses and work trucks … Read morePotential Reactions to the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Phase 2 Rules
Well, the news is in, RoadCheck 2016 has officially passed. In case you don’t know, RoadCheck is a program put on by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance every year for the past 29 years. During the two-day period, almost 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial, territorial and federal inspectors across all of North America perform inspections … Read moreHow Can Trucking Companies Prevent Tire Violations
While it may seem like keeping your wheels on is an easy matter, you’d be surprised. Although manufacturers regularly issue manuals, procedures and bulletins regarding wheel separation, somehow wheels manage to separate from rigs at a rate of two or three per day every day across the country. In order to ensure your tractor and … Read moreTruck Driver – Don’t Part With Your Truck Wheels
Here at QuickTSI, we want to take a long term look at the basics of the trucking industry, how it is regulated, what sort of qualifications you must meet, and the various terms that you must understand if you want to get into the industry. This is going to be a long term project and … Read moreWelcome To The Trucking Industry
The debate between who is an owner-operator and who is a misclassified employee has been raging all year. It’s an issue that has been aggressively pushed by the Obama administration and labor unions. Now, new guidance from the Department of Labor (DOL) could end the use of truck drivers as independent contractors. Is this just … Read moreOwner-Operator Or Misclassified Employee?
According to a recent report by the Commerce Department, the United States economy grew by an annually adjusted rate of 2.3 percent in the period between April and June. The growth was led by strong consumer spending, exports, and home construction. Since we all know the trucking industry fuels national commerce, the fact that personal … Read moreAn Economy Fueled By Trucking
There’s been a lot of talk floating around about how to get potential truck drivers through the door. From laid off oil workers, to women and veterans, these days it seems like almost anyone is up for grabs. With no real answers in sight, it appears the Feds may be about to take some unilateral … Read moreCould Lowering The Eligible Truck Driving Age Fix The Employment Squeeze?
It’s no secret that growth in manufacturing and increased consumer spending is helping trucking. Commerce is accelerating at such a rate that companies are having problems filling cabs. This is good news for small-business trucking entrepreneurs. Trucking is now officially the fastest growing small-business industry in the country. As the economy improves and options for … Read moreTrucking Is The New Small Business King
The House Committee on Ways & Means recently held a hearing to discuss transportation and highway funding issues. First up to bat was the trucking industry, and they had some concrete ideas on what needs to be done to fix the highway funding problem. American Trucking Associations (ATA) president and CEO Bill Graves outlined a … Read moreWhat’s Going On With Highway Funding?