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FMSCA Clearinghouse de-risking the logistics supply chain

Logging some 8,000 violations in its first month of implementation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is already bringing needed transparency into driver’s operating records to assure public safety and reduce trucking company risk. The Clearinghouse ends a long-existing gap in the ability of fleet hiring managers to access driver violation records from a reliable nation-wide database.

According to FMSCA, the purpose of the Clearinghouse (as mandated by section 32402 of MAP-21), is to maintain records of all drug and alcohol program violations in a central repository. The repository comes with a mandate that requires employers to query the system to determine whether current or prospective employees have drug or alcohol violation that prohibit them from performing safety-sensitive functions covered by the FMCSA and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing regulations.

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As you review these archived editions of the Roemer Report, it is remarkable to see how many major ‘hot button’ issues from way back in the day have been the topics of discussion over the many years and right up to the present day. Fuel costs, Insurance, Equipment innovations, Hours of service, the driver shortage (!) safety regulations, traffic bottlenecks and more. The more things change, the more they really do seem to stay the same!

We hope you will enjoy these historical editions of the Roemer Report. Long known as “The Kiplinger Letter of Trucking” our report has been proudly produced by the Trucking Insurance Experts at Roemer Insurance for over 35 years. Roemer Insurance is the parent company of InsureMyRig and The Roemer Report has always been our way of showing our trucking clients that we support their vital industry and that we really do know the difference between a fifth wheel and a steering wheel. Enjoy!