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...
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,...
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,...
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...
Beware New Mexico Tickets!

Beware New Mexico Tickets!

New Mexico tickets can sneak up on you. We see a lot of drivers get caught with points on their record because they were fooled into pleading guilty on a ticket. Here’s how it works. READ BEFORE YOU SIGN It’s always good to read the ticket before you pull...