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Day in the Life of a CDL Driver

Day in the Life of a CDL Driver

CDL Driver Job Description CDL Drivers are some of the most critical professionals in the country. Their work supports and allows for most other industries to function. The job description for a CDL Driver may include duties like transporting goods, loading and...

Heads Up! Safety Blitzes in 2024

Heads Up! Safety Blitzes in 2024

Every year, the CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) schedules a handful of nationwide safety blitzes. These all have different focuses. Be aware of each one and get it on your calendar. The last thing you want is to be Out of Service for something you could have...

CDL Legal Saves Members $5,700,000  in 2023!

CDL Legal Saves Members $5,700,000 in 2023!

2023 Showed Our Worth We just keep growing and helping more and more drivers. Last year, CDL Legal saved members over $5.7 Million in attorney fees, court costs and fines, and other related costs. We actually low-ball these number estimates when we calculate the...

How does a Crash affect my Driving Record?

How does a Crash affect my Driving Record?

You got in a wreck. Hopefully, not too bad. Maybe your trailer got turned over by high winds or some kid tried to merge into your lane without looking. Maybe you clipped a road sign as you were turning through a tricky intersection. SO WHAT HAPPENS NOW? Public Road,...

Proactive Drivers vs Reactive Drivers

Proactive Drivers vs Reactive Drivers

I was driving through north Oklahoma on the Saturday after Thanksgiving when I hit that snow/ice storm that blew through. My family and I were headed home from Texas to Kansas, so we caught most of that storm in the teeth as we trudged up I-35 at 40 miles-an-hour for...

Why do I Sign a DOT Inspection?

Why do I Sign a DOT Inspection?

So you're a Safety Manager. Your driver finishes a run and turns in a copy of a DOT Driver/Vehicle Examination Report that he received. At the bottom, it looks something like this:   It's hard to read, but the little section down there says that YOU have to sign...

How Do I Use the Short Haul Exception?

How Do I Use the Short Haul Exception?

If you are making smaller day-trips and not traveling very far, you may be able to skip some of the extra work of keeping work logs. But watch out! The DOT is extremely serious about Hours of Service. If you don't follow the rules of their Short Haul Exception, you...

CDL Legal Saves Members Over $1.5M in Q3 2023!

CDL Legal Saves Members Over $1.5M in Q3 2023!

Quarter 3 of 2023 Built Higher than Ever Before Summer was high time for trucking, and for tickets. This quarter, CDL Legal saved members over $1,541,000 in attorney fees, court costs and fines, and other related costs. We actually low-ball these number estimates when...

Brake Safety Blitz this Week! 8/20-8/26

Brake Safety Blitz this Week! 8/20-8/26

It's time for another annual CVSA Brake Safety Week. The DOT will be out in force all over the country checking brakes and brakes and more brakes. Be prepared! Brake Safety Week 2023 runs from August 20th through August 26th. HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR THIS BLITZ? Do your...