Latest Driving & DMV Information Apr 2019

Women In Trucking: Appealing to Women and Millenials

by Lisa on Apr 28, 2019.
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The trucking industry offers women equal pay with men, at a time when not many industries can make this claim. Yet, it is estimated that only six to seven percent of all drivers are women. The trucking industry is forecast to have a shortage of 175,000 drivers by the year 2024. All of this adds up to great opportunity for women, but questions as to why more women aren't already in the industry. The number of women truckers increases each year. More attention is being devoted to this sma... Read More

Pay Attention: Why your Teen's Adolescent Brain is a Road Safety Issue

by Joshua on Apr 15, 2019.
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As a parent, if you think back to your formative years as a teenager you might well cringe at some of the things you said and did at the time, but there are scientific reasons why aspects of our behavior at that age are difficult to control. The timeline of brain development in young people becomes an issue when it comes to teens getting behind the wheel of their first car, as it can hamper their ability to react to a situation developing in front of them on the road. Scientific studies... Read More

Do Bans on Texting While Driving Make the Roads Safer?

by Lisa on Apr 08, 2019.
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Almost everyone recognizes that it’s not safe to text and drive. Forty-seven states have passed legislation making texting while driving illegal. Fifteen states have passed laws making the use of a handheld phone while driving illegal. Have these new laws been effective? Has there been a decline in fatalities and motor related accidents linked to distracted driving? Distracted driving actually references a wide variety of distracted behaviors, such as changing the radio or passing som... Read More

How to Avoid Wait Times at the DMV

by Lisa on Apr 05, 2019.
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Wait times at the DMV are so notoriously horrendous that they actually featured in a blockbuster movie, Zootopia, with sloths serving as the employees at the DMV. What’s the best way to avoid wait times at the DMV? h4. Appointments Most DMV’s allow you to schedule appointments online. You can search your state’s DMV website and find out what they offer. An easy way to do this is to simply enter “appointments” into the search field on the state’s site. Some states, like N... Read More

Driver Shortages: What's Being Done to Fix the Problem

by Lisa on Apr 01, 2019.
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Driver shortages for the trucking industry have been making national headlines for years. Periodically bus driver shortages make the news when specific districts face a critical shortage. What’s being done about this? h4. Legislation The senate and house recently resurrected a controversial bill to allow truck drivers under 21 years of age to drive across state lines. Currently, 48 states allow 18 year olds to receive a CDL license, but federal law requires that they cannot cros... Read More