Trucking Business Strategies for the New Year

The trucking industry is not what it used to be. In the early 1900s, freight was carried by horses and mules, and the roads were dirt. Then came the invention of the motorized vehicle. By 1930, there were millions of trucks and trucks alone transported over a billion tons of freight every year. Although the… Continue reading Trucking Business Strategies for the New Year

20% of Inspections Lead to a Driver or Vehicle Being Placed Out of Service in 2021.

Statistics from the FMCSA show that 1 in 5 (21.11%) inspections by the DOT in 2021 lead to vehicles being placed out of service, while only 1 in 20 (5.9%) driver inspections lead to them being placed Out of Service (OOS). According to the FMCSA, “an inspection is an examination of an individual commercial motor… Continue reading 20% of Inspections Lead to a Driver or Vehicle Being Placed Out of Service in 2021.

DOT-Ready Streamlines DOT Compliance and Fleet Management

Click here to schedule a walkthrough Did you know that your company is probably overspending to stay DOT compliant? If you own or work for a trucking company, you know that compliance is no joke. The list of things that need to be stored and monitored on a regular basis is quite daunting. To name… Continue reading DOT-Ready Streamlines DOT Compliance and Fleet Management

28 Common Questions About Driver Logs and Record of Duty Status

View regulations for Part 395 Question 1: How should a change of duty status for a short period of time be shown on the driver’s record of duty status? Guidance: Short periods of time (less than 15 minutes) may be identified by drawing a line from the appropriate on-duty (not driving) or driving line to… Continue reading 28 Common Questions About Driver Logs and Record of Duty Status

D&A Testing Guidance for Motor Carriers

The FMCSA requires all companies that employ drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles to create and maintain certain Substance and Alcohol Testing Programs to ensure the safety of our roads. This article aims to provide a brief overview of the different D&A testing requirements set forth by the DOT. By no means is this a complete… Continue reading D&A Testing Guidance for Motor Carriers

Previous Employer Verification Requirements Set Forth by the FMCSA

You may be wondering what it takes to hire a driver for your company. Maybe you bought your first truck and you’re ready to expand, or you just want to refresh yourself on what the FMCSA says is required to legally employ a commercial motor vehicle driver. All in all, the process is pretty straightforward.… Continue reading Previous Employer Verification Requirements Set Forth by the FMCSA

Violations That Get Vehicles Placed Out Of Service The Most

With nearly 25% of roadside inspections leading to a vehicle being placed out of service, it goes without saying that a reliable vehicle maintenance program is essential for a safe fleet to stay on the road. Here are some statistics and pointers to help you keep your fleet on the road: Check out the DOT-Ready.com… Continue reading Violations That Get Vehicles Placed Out Of Service The Most

Meditation Can Help Driver Wellness Programs

Although this article doesn’t pertain to FMCSA regulations, we thought it may be helpful to share some insights on a practice that will not only help to relieve stress, but has also been shown to reduce blood pressure, symptoms of IBS, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and many other negative health conditions commonly found in the trucking… Continue reading Meditation Can Help Driver Wellness Programs

Trucking Schools See Spike in Enrollments in 2021

Trucking schools around the country have seen a sharp increase in the number of enrollments into their programs. This comes as good news as supply chains around the world stress under the pressure of driver shortages, strikes, minimum training requirements, and an increase in online shopping volume. As automation rolls into the industry, many companies… Continue reading Trucking Schools See Spike in Enrollments in 2021