Truck Driver Recruiting: Hiring Veterans

This time last year I had the honor and privilege of attending the US Army All-American Bowl as a member and supporter of the Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces, a website operated by the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard providing employers with a direct link to recruit U.S. service members and their families. Now, as hundreds of thousands of young men and women, America’s sons and daughters, are returning home after fighting valiantly

Final Rule Bans Cell Phone Use for CDL Truck Drivers

The FMCSA’s final rule prohibiting the use of hand-held cell phones by CMV interstate truck drivers and intrastate hazmat truck drivers took effect on January 3, 2012. CDL drivers are now prohibited from holding, dialing, or reaching for a hand-held cell phone – this includes all “push-to-talk” functions.  The final rule does not restrict or prohibit the use of hands-free devices.  The new rule permits truck and bus drivers to use handheld cells after they