Category: Safety

Last-Minute Protests Against New ELD Mandate

Tick-tock. The countdown to the ELD mandate is only five days away. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new rules require truck drivers to now use an electronic logging device (ELD) to track their service hours. ELDs work by monitoring and recording data directly from a truck’s engine. Some trucking companies already use ELDs. However, many owner-operators …

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The Opioid Crisis And Blue-Collar Industries

We’ve written before about how drug use is shrinking the American workforce. Now there’s a new wrinkle to the problem of substance abuse in the workplace: the opioid crisis. The Scale Of The Opioid Epidemic In 2016, more than 64,000 people died from overdoses of opioids. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for …

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CDL Fraud: Bribes, Corruption, And Danger On The Roads

On October 19, prosecutors charged two California DMV clerks for their part in a widespread CDL fraud scheme. In exchange for bribes, the clerks altered computer records to provide licenses to people who hadn’t passed – and in some cases hadn’t even taken – the CDL (commercial driver’s license) exam. CDL fraud puts everyone in …

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