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A CDL Plan with a Major Flaw

Posted on: April 9th, 2014 by Gary Bricken No Comments

It was almost a quarter century ago that the national commercial driver’s license, aka the CDL, replaced a hodgepodge of individual state requirements for a commercial license. That was actually a good idea at the time. The requirements varied so greatly from state to state that the employer, the shipper, and the public had little, […]

ID tax debate sets stage for DC

Posted on: March 4th, 2014 by Alice Deters No Comments

While there is not much debate that Idaho’s transportation system is in need of more funds, a great debate is raging over how those funds should be generated. Recently, the Idaho Trucking Association (ITA) proposed a bill in the senate that aimed at raising the state fuel tax to generate funds for highway safety and […]

New Mexico bill allows for do-overs

Posted on: February 21st, 2014 by Alice Deters No Comments

The driver shortage is being cited as the motivation for a trucking policy change that passed last week in the New Mexico Senate. The bill, which passed in a 32-8 vote, allowed prospective truck drivers more chances to pass the written test required to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The bill was sponsored by […]

Driver Supported by OSHA Ruling

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014 by Brooke Wisdom 1 Comment

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered New Prime Inc. to pay a former employee $100,994.24 in back wages and damages. An investigation by OSHA revealed that the Springfield, MO.-based carrier retaliated against one of its drivers by blacklisting him in the commercial transport industry after he sought medical […]