Topic: Trucking News
The FMCSA Clearinghouse is a secure online database that will give employers, the FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs), and state law enforcement personnel real-time information about commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders’ drug and alcohol program violations. That includes records of positive drug or alcohol test results as well as test refusals. Also recorded in the Clearinghouse will be a driver’s completed return-to-duty (RTD) process and follow-up testing plan.
At Apex, we appreciate our clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. How do we do that? Well, one of the ways is by featuring them in a calendar. The Apex Capital Client Calendar is where we frame 13 chrome and steel beauties and showcase them as shining examples of pride and joy. This year’s contest to select the baker’s dozen trucks and pick a cover winner began July 29 with photo submissions through Aug. 12. From Aug. 13-20, our fellow Apexers voted to select the Top 13, and from Aug. 22-Sept. 3 public votes determined the cover-winning truck. So, without further ado we present to you the client calendar cover winner…
Hey Everyone, It’s Hannah and Reghan with Apex Capital. Thanks, so much for joining us, we’re here because some pretty big news broke yesterday when the FMCSA officially published their proposal for hours of service changes. There are five key areas that they’ve focused on and we’re going to break down what those five areas are and then we’ll talk about what you can expect to happen next.
Big rigs are fascinating. When you see a larger-than-life, shiny, and decked out truck with light bars or a custom paint job they really catch your eye. They sparkle down the highway. So, if you’ve got a truck, you want to show it off. You need to take great photos of that rig! A great picture can make your already captivating truck look super amazing.
With so many people in the trucking industry, you can guarantee there are some interesting world records out there. Between impressive equipment, to physical strength and longevity, here are some of our favorite trucking world records and truck drivers who hold world records.
Tweener loads minimize deadheading and can make an OTR run even more profitable. That’s exactly when a tweener load becomes a nice, extra money-making idea. That’s also why tweener freight and tweener load are phrases we’re hearing more now in the trucking industry.
During the 2019 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced that an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on hours of service has officially been filed with the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for approval. Secretary Chao’s announcement at MATS was a big deal, but it’s hard to understand what it all means. We’re no experts when it comes to government regulation processes and we bet you aren’t either. That’s why we’re going to explain what you can expect to see before HOS changes are finalized.
In the last 20 years, the trucking industry has welcomed an influx of women, Hispanics, Indian-Americans, Eastern Europeans, and other minorities that have steadily transformed the trucking industry landscape. We also have organizations representing that diversity such as Women in Trucking (WIT), Laredo Motor Carriers Association (LMCA), and North American Punjabi Trucking Association (NAPTA).
2018 was a year of change for the trucking industry in many ways. We saw electronic logging device (ELD) implementation and enforcement, a new Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was sworn in, freight rates hit record highs, and much more. With change comes an adjustment period and after some time passes, we can see the impacts of those changes.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) safety compliance and enforcement program has been controversial pretty much from the get-go. It officially began in 2010 to give the FMCSA a better way to identify carriers that need additional compliance reviews…