Not as glamorous as once pictured by Hollywood. For many truck drivers trucking is a last resort- A lonely and arduous low paying occupation and simply a means to an end. Those that still aspire to become truck drivers are met with many hard facts and statistics like the high turnover rate in the industry, and advancing technology threatening their very livelihood. Turnover at large for-hire fleets hauling freight by the truckload — the backbone of the industry — […]
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FMCSA bans former lab operator from the drug testing business: Land Line Magazine. This story reminds me of another story about 6-8 months ago about another case of fraud in PA. This person was an unlicensed chiropractor impersonating a psychiatrist and doing DOT physicals. It was not revealed as to why her license was suspended in the first place but drivers beware! Before going for a DOT physical look up the NRCME website or OOIDA’s D.O.T. Doc website for a […]
Here’s a flashback from the past, on a show I did with Allen Smith on commercial drivers and insulin treated diabetes a few years back around 2010. Actually we talked about a host of other topics related to commercial driving as well, including what was then the upcoming National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. How appropriate is a flashback at this time since I’ve just spent the weekend in San Francisco hanging out with some of my medical school classmates from […]