Tagged: Covid-19

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Feds Waive Some Drug Testing

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a temporary waiver letting employers skip pre-employment drug testing for certain drivers as the economy works to recover from COVID-19 shutdowns. The waiver, which went into

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New Truck Drivers Likely to Drop

In April, 27 State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) were closed, along with most government offices, due to COVID-19 concerns. If someone wanted to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and join the trucking industry, or…

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Freight Brokers Drawing Scrutiny

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) wrote to Congress in May asking for intervention to make sure that freight brokers are paying truck drivers fairly. For several weeks, truckers across the country have been demonstrating

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White House Honors Truck Drivers

Last month the White House honored truck drivers who continue to serve during the pandemic, calling them the “lifeblood of our economy.’’ “In the war against the virus, American truckers are the foot soldiers who…

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