The Trucking Industry Is Hopeful With New Administration

With the new Trump administration, the trucking industry is hopeful for changes that could lead to a more flexible and accountable regulatory environment. Although the federal government’s electronic logging device mandate may be shielded from any interference by the Trump Administration, other regulatory changes may be coming soon if the new president and Congress work […]

Final Rule of CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse: What You Need To Know

On December 5th, 2016, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published its long-awaited final rule to create a Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, or rather establishing a database of CDL holders who have failed or refused to take a DOT drug test. The clearinghouse would require carriers to submit positive tests and […]

Electronic Logging Devices (ELD): What You Need To Know

On December 18, 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new regulation will take effect—requiring the use of electronic logging devices (ELD) for truckers to keep track of their hours of service. In addition to keeping exhausted drivers off the road and limiting accidents, the new rule is designed to […]

New Tax Form Coming

Affordable Care Act Forms Are Coming Before March 31, 2016, you may receive something related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the mail in the coming weeks: A new tax form. Soon, benefit-eligible employees will receive a new tax form called the 1095-C that will contain detailed information about their healthcare coverage. It is […]

Understanding the Electronic Device Logging Final Rule

The long-awaited Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule was finally adopted by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on December 10, 2015.  The rule requires that drivers traveling interstate must use ELD’s and as a result will eliminate the current paper log requirement. “Since 1938, complex, on-duty/off-duty logs for truck and […]

What is Sleep Apnea? A Brief Overview for CDL Drivers

All CDL drivers are familiar with the DOT physical exam. It’s one of the first hurdles to getting your CDL license, and it continues to be a hurdle at least once every year in order to maintain it. In a profession that is continually under fire for its health risks, one of the biggest challenges […]

Distracted Driving. It’ll Cost You.

We get it. As a truck driver you are behind the wheel a lot. With all of today's modern technologies and conveniences, it's easy to think you can sneak in a phone call, text message or check of the latest news on the Web. But the risks far outweigh any extra time you think you might save, even checking at a stop light. What are the Rules? The FMCSA has published rules specifically prohibiting truck

Roadcheck 2015 on the Horizon

Roadcheck 2015 is less than 2 weeks away. Now in its 28th year, Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program for commercial motor vehicles. The annual inspection blitz-a joint effort between the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and others-will be held between June 2-4 this year. Driving Ambition wants to help our drivers succeed this year. Over the next few blog posts we'll be sharing some tips, suggestions and checklists to help