- Regulatory Update Refresher
Time for some spring cleaning — and that includes checking in on trucking regulations that affect your daily life. The trucking industry in the midst of further changes to the restart rules and other new items:
- DOT Says Truckers Don't Need to Do Daily Paperwork as of Mid December 2014
Tired of filling out paperwork when you have no changes to report on your DVIR (Daily Vehicle Inspection Report)? Well, apparently the U.S. D.O.T. is also tired of reading them – so as of December 2014, if you have no mechanical or safety issues to report, fuh-get about it.
- Truck Bashers: Who Are These Guys
With truck driver hours of service rules back in the courts you've most likely noticed an uptick in negative news reports about trucking in the general media stories warning of the dangers of killer truckers sharing the highways with hapless four-wheelers and putting everyone's lives at risk.
- Deadly Game of Chicken Targets Trucks
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is warning truckers, especially those traveling in the Las Vegas area, to be on the lookout for criminals targeting trucks in a deliberate attempt to cause an accident for the purpose of collecting a hefty insurance payout.
- Preliminary Legal Steps for a Commercial Truck Driver Following an Accident
Commercial truck drivers should be trained to take a few initial steps to support their legal case following an accident. These steps are possible only if the driver is not injured, or not involved in helping other injured individuals at the scene of the accident.