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Personal Conveyance: Frequently Asked Questions

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May a driver, who drops his or her last load at a receiver’s facility use personal conveyance to return to their normal work location (i.e. home or terminal?) No. Returning home or to the terminal from a dispatched trip is a continuation of the trip, and therefore cannot be considered personal conveyance. The guidance allows for […]

DOT increases fines for federal trucking violations across the board

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This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that they will be increasing fines for all commercial vehicle violations. On Monday, November 26, DOT announced that they will be raising fines for all federal trucking related violations, effective immediately. The fine increase is intended to keep up with inflation and is required by the […]

Effective Cab Ergonomics Has Key Role In Driver Productivity, Safety and Health, Industry Experts Say

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Effective cab design boosts driver comfort and performance, helps prevent injuries and reduces driver fatigue, industry experts say. (Ryder System Inc.) At GP Transco, a trucking company based in Darien, Ill., about 60% of company drivers leave on Sunday or Monday and return on Friday. An additional third are gone for two to three weeks. […]
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