Tag: CDL

Illinois State Police arrested a truck driver on drug trafficking charges after finding a large amount of suspected cocaine/fentanyl during a routine roadside CMV inspection.
A trucking company in Illinois used earpieces to help CDL test takers cheat in exchange for money, new court documents reveal.  Mykola Datkun, the owner of Maximum Services Inc. in Island Lake, Illinois appeared in a Chicago...

Legalized pot linked to an increase in crashes, says study

A report released this week says that states that legalized marijuana have seen an increase in crashes.

FMCSA okays allowing military personnel to skip CDL driving and knowledge tests

Today the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a Final Rule that allows states to waive some CDL testing requirements for certain military personnel. 

Missouri mulls ending CDL revocation for failure to pay child support

Lawmakers in Missouri say that they are considering a plan to address the "truck driver shortage" by ending the practice of revoking a driver's CDL if he or she fails to pay child support.

California advances bill to establish minimum training standards for CDL students

California lawmakers have pushed forward a bill that would implement a federal rule establishing new training standards for entry-level CDL drivers.

A women-only CDL training course is now being offered in Alabama

An Alabama community college is offering ground breaking women-only CDL training course.

DOT officially announces pilot interstate trucking program for 18 to 21 year olds

This week the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that they would be moving forward with a pilot program that will allow certain 18 to 21 year old military veterans or reservists to operate commercial vehicles interstate.

Arkansas trooper says it’s “very common” to stop truckers who can’t read road signs

A report from an Arkansas news station suggests that state police are frequently pulling over truck drivers who do not have enough understanding of the English language to read road signs.

Kansas truckers must complete human trafficking training to obtain or renew CDL

Starting next week, truck drivers in the state of Kansas who want to either obtain their Commercial Driver's License (CDL) for the first or to renew their CDL will be required to complete human trafficking training first. 

Portion of NB I-25 closed due to semi rollover and hazmat spill

A semi truck rolled over on northbound I-25 in downtown Denver causing a fuel spill and multiple vehicle collisions. The highway closing was announced around...

Truckers need more training to prevent bridge strikes, says BC Trucking president

Every time a tractor trailer hits an overpass, it leaves us scratching our heads. Why does this keep happening? After a recent bridge strike, which...

VIDEO: These oversized loads took some serious skill to transport

In a display of serious patience and skill, this compilation by Machinery Channel shows how some of the world's largest heavy equipment machinery gets...

VIDEO: Pickup truck hauling lumber t-boned by semi on wet road

The driver of a small pickup truck was hauling lumber on wet road conditions and lost control of the vehicle. The pickup veered into...

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