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October 2018 Newsletter
Newsletters October 17, 2018

October 2018 Newsletter

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Booming Freight Market Creates Pressure to Raise Rates and Driver Pay

CEO of McLeod Software, Tom McLeod, is pushing for fleets to increase rates and driver pay, saying “Go ahead and raise driver pay…Driver pay has lagged behind other industries such as construction and manufacturing. That’s one of the reasons for driver shortage.”

McLeod made a presentation where he discussed the driver shortage along with the challenges in driver recruiting and retention. In today’s market, McLeod believes this is the best time to start asking shippers for higher freight rates to help carriers earn a profit and invest more in their businesses. Read More

FMCSA Drops Exemption Process for Drivers with Diabetes

A final ruling by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration states that certified medical examiners can now decide whether or not truck drivers with diabetes are qualified to drive.

Prior to this ruling, drivers were required to receive an exemption to be allowed to drive. This process could take up to six months, leaving many drivers out of work.

The final rule will be effective on November 17, 2018, 60 days after it was published in the Federal Register. Read More

FLS Seminar “Trucking Defense 2.0” with Doug Marcello

Trucking defense attorney Doug Marcello of Marcello & Kivisto, LLC spoke in our seminar last month when he gave guests insight on what to do before, during, and after an accident involving a company truck and driver. Here are some of his takeaways on what you should do for your company and drivers!

Top 3 Post-Accident Tips for Companies

Top 3 Post-Accident Tips for Drivers

Keep a look out for more information on our next seminar, “Reasonable Suspicion: Drug and Alcohol Testing,” planned for March 2019.

Congratulations to our Raffle Winners During Driver Appreciation Week!

During Driver Appreciation Week we held a raffle for five $100 gift cards for our valued drivers.

The winners are:

Roosevelt Cooper, Jr.

Johanny Gomez

Guillermo Quintanilla

Lahai Stanley

Aaron Wilson

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