The grass is always greener... This may be true sometimes but make sure to look before you leap. Your work history is very important!
Is it against regulations to operate a truck with an oil leak? Can you legally refuse to drive a truck with an oil leak?
Do you know about the DOT's truth in leasing regulations? If you're paid a percentage of the load, do you receive a copy of the invoice the trucking company sends to the shipper? You should.
Although you may be in pain and feel that you need medication, taking someone else's prescription meds can kill your career.
Is a post trip inspection required by the FMCSA safety regulation? Attorney Paul Taylor answers that question.
We have a saying here at AvatarFleet: Vehicles don’t have accidents, people do. You should never have a backing accident because you have time to Get Out And Look! It’s downright silly that backing accidents are some of the most common that occur because they’re the easiest to prevent.
Myth about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations related to drug testing and home time. Can you be called for a random test while on home time?
Even if things are going badly with your employer, try to leave the truck where they tell you to. An abandonment on your DAC or work record can prevent you from working in the future!
GVWR and gross vehicle weight are often thought to be the same – but they aren’t. A truck’s GVWR, or gross vehicle weight rating, is the maximum weight rating established by the chassis manufacturer. GVW, on the other hand, is the total weight of the truck and payload at a point in time.
Myth about FMCSRs related to Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) weight exemptions.
Dave talks about some of the big, most common tricks some trucking companies pull on their drivers. These are some of the more common tricks in the book, but this certainly doesn't cover all of the tricks and scams out there.