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Driver’s Medical Exam Self Certification Information

Drivers Physical Exam Self Certification What is expected of CDL drivers after a DOT Physical? December 2014 This post of The Transportation Scene will help you understand how to self-certify your DOT Medical Exam or Physical under the laws that became effective January 30, 2014.  It’s been almost a year since this requirement began and […]

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Building Your New Trucking Business – Part 1

Building a Foundation for Your New Trucking Business Suggested building blocks of knowledge for your new trucking endeavor July 2014 This post of The Transportation Scene will be the first in a series on starting your own trucking company.  This series is titled as such because it is not just about obtaining your own Authority […]

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Your New Trucking Business – Part 2

Building a Foundation for Your New Trucking Business The Crucial First Cinder Blocks for Your New Business Foundation – The Business Plan June 2014 This post of The Transportation Scene is the second blog in a series on starting your own trucking company.  The first cinder blocks you lay for your business foundation are the […]

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Inspections Galore!

Roadcheck May 2014 This post of The Transportation Scene is all about the upcoming Roadside Inspection Blitz known as Roadcheck.   Learn how to be successful navigating our nation’s highways as an expedite driver or owner operator during this law enforcement road course filled with obstacles and pylons.  June 3, 4 and 5th were chosen for […]

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DOT Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing

SNORTIN’ WHISKEY and DRINKIN’ COCAINE A Look into Drug and Alcohol Testing for the Commercial Truck Driver. April 2014 This post of The Transportation Scene is about the Federal Regulations contained in 49CFR Part 382 – Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing.   Back in the mid 1990’s the government mandated drug and alcohol testing […]

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Drivers, Roadside Inspections, CSA, PSP and ISS Scores

LOVE THOSE REGULATIONS Understanding the Intimate Relationships Between You, Roadside Inspections, CSA, PSP and ISS Scores.   April 2014 This post of The Transportation Scene is about roadside inspections, moving violations, crashes and how they affect you and your Carrier.  We are now a couple years into CSA and many drivers and Carriers do not […]

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The Superlative Semi-tractor

SUPERLATIVE SEMI A Look Both Ways at the world of Semi-tractor Expediting. March 2014 This post of The Transportation Scene will enter the world of Expediting in the largest freight moving vehicles on the highway – the semi-tractor trailer combination.  The tractor-trailer combination is trucking in the superlative form.  Writing about these rigs almost encourages […]

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Scared Straight

SCARED STRAIGHT A Look Both Ways at Straight Truck Expediting February 2014 This post of The Transportation Scene will peek into the world of straight truck Expediting.  Perhaps you are scared of driving semi-tractors and trailers because of their size or have difficulty backing them.  Is it possible after extensive research you’ve become frightened of […]

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Trucking is Fun!

TRUCKING SHOULD BE FUN! January 2014 This post of The Transportation Scene will look at trucking “fun”.  A comment was posted after the last blog (Riders in Your Ride) by a reader who remembers when trucking was fun.  It made me contemplate if at any time I have had fun while at work within the […]

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The Pro’s and Con’s of Cargo Van Expediting

CAN I BE SUCESSFUL EXPEDITING WITH A VAN? – PROS AND CON’S OF THE VAN January 2014 This post of The Transportation Scene will explore the world of expediting in a cargo or Sprinter type van with the hopes of helping you determine if vanning is for you.  We’ll look at facts and real data, […]