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By Andy Engardio, 10/16/2019
After years in development, the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is up and running. The Clearinghouse will track the results of drug and alcohol tests for all commercial drivers. Currently, Motor Carriers are required to perform Former Employer Background Inquiries (including drug and alcohol history)...
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By Brian Lindahl, 10/09/2019
It’s Fire Prevention Week, which means it is time to educate and learn the small, but crucial, actions that can keep you and the others around you safe. The theme for this year is, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” Many people are unaware of the lack of time they have...
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By Kristy Dickens, 09/30/2019
Arbitration is a process that has been used effectively across many different industries since the New York Arbitration Act of 1920 and the Federal Arbitration Act of 1925 were passed. This is not surprising when you consider the benefits of resolving disputes via arbitration versus litigation. Benefits to...
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By Nancy N. Hill, 09/25/2019
As the “ride sharing” phenomenon embodied by companies such as Uber and Lyft has captured the interest and imagination of drivers and vehicle owners, the lure of making some extra cash has resulted in serious consequences if proper insurance coverage is not obtained. Uber and Lyft, also known as...
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By Randy Hardy, 09/24/2019
When you mention “aerial application” to most folks, you are likely to receive a blank stare. However, if you mention “crop dusters,” the general public would start to understand. Aerial Application has grown into a highly sophisticated line of work with very different rules pertaining to...
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