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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

Real ID - What It Is and How It Impacts You

by Lisa on Feb 24, 2019.
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Signs have been posted in airports regarding REAL ID’s and people are starting to wonder what they are and if they have one. Starting January 22, 2018, passengers with a driver's license issued by a state that is still not compliant with the REAL ID Act (and has not been granted an extension) will need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for domestic air travel to board their flight. h4. So, what exactly is a “Real ID”? Secure driver's licenses and identificat... Read More

DUI Resources - What to do if you are charged with a DUI.

by Lisa on Feb 13, 2019.
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Driving under the influence refers to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In all 50 states it’s a crime to drive while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or a combination of the two. The crime is commonly called "DUI" (driving under the influence), but many states use additional or alternative terms for drinking and driving. Among the terms are "DWI" (driving while intoxicated or impaired), "OUI" (operating under the influence), "OWI" (operating whil... Read More

New DMV Laws Effective January 1, 2019

by Lisa on Jan 01, 2019.
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January 1, 2019 ushers in new laws across the country, but this year, unlike prior years, none will require changes to DMV manuals or force drivers to learn new rules of the road. Here’s a summary of the new laws that do impact drivers, although none are expected to ever appear on the pages of a driver’s license written test. One CA law does require that the DMV ask at least ONE question in at least 20% of the tests administered for a driver’s license regarding unsafe loads. This mea... Read More