Winter Driving: Trucker’s Best Tips Ever

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Winter driving tips are everywhere, but this could save your life, so don’t tune out! It’s that time of year again! Fun in the snow and ice throughout much of America and in other parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Typically, I would write a nice little 5 or 10 point winter driving tip list to…

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Implementing ELD In Your Fleet

Implementing ELD

In December 2015, after years of anticipation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published their final ruling on electronic logging devices (ELD). This ELD mandate marks a change in how fleet safety and their drivers log hours of service (HOS). If your fleet currently uses paper logbooks, you must equip your trucks with ELDs…

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Breaking News: CVSA RoadCheck 2017

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 30th annual International Roadcheck will take place on June 6-8.   Over the 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors in the US, Mexico and Canada will conduct about 73,000 truck or bus inspections. On average, around 17 inspections per minute will be completed during the safety blitz. Each…

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DOT Adding New Drugs To 5-Panel

According to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) released in the Federal Register today, The Department of Transportation is proposing to amend its drug testing program regulations to add four new prescription medications¬†(hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone) to its drug-testing panel. Additionally, they are proposing to add methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) as an initial test analyte and…

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Disrupting DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing

Too many trucking companies are at risk of being shut down due to their DOT drug and alcohol testing programs (or lack of having one)! The evidence is clear when we are still seeing around 45% of all acute compliance violations being related to drug and alcohol regulations. While other management programs currently exist and…

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Breaking News: Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The FMCSA just announced that the final regulations regarding the new Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse has been released!   The final rule will, which will go into effect in January 2020, requires motor carriers, medical review officers, third-party administrators, and substance abuse professionals to report information about drivers who: Test positive for drugs or alcohol;…

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No Celebrating Holiday Cargo Theft

Weekends are historically bad for cargo theft, but holiday weekends are notoriously awful. Thanksgiving weekend is historically a hotbed of cargo theft activity. Freightwatch International reported that last year’s holiday cargo thefts averaged about 3 per day, which is about a 27% increase compared to non-holiday weekends. Last year’s Thanksgiving weekend led to 18 reported…

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DOT Compliance Tip: Hiring The DOT Way

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DOT Compliance Tip: After the Roadside Inspection

   

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Decode The Hours Of Service BASIC

Hours of Service violations are some of the most common among all motor carriers. Do you want to have a better chance at avoiding DOT fines and higher insurance premiums? Start by better understanding the components of this extremely important compliance measurement area! The HOS Compliance BASIC relates to the operation of CMVs by drivers…

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