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

Changes to ELDT Requirements in 2022

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A new rule is going into effect for soon-to-be drivers in February 2022 pertaining to the issuance of several common license types. Here’s what you need to know: In the first quarter of 2022, a new rule will require applicants to meet certain training standards before: Being issued a Class A or B CDL for… Continue reading Changes to ELDT Requirements in 2022

Air Brakes on CMVs – How they work & regulations you need to know

Trooper Thomas Winton with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol works on a leaking brake chamber during a post-crash inspection class Thursday at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center. 24 students from 11 states, including Nebraska, attended the weeklong course which is the only commercial vehicle post-crash class in the nation. (Independent/Matt Dixon)

In 2018, the FMCSA handed out 185,592 violations to drivers for not having properly adjusted brakes (393.47E Brakes (All Others) – Clamp or Roto Type Brake Out of Adjustment). Not only is this an extremely dangerous problem to have, but it’s also avoidable with a little background on the different components that make up an… Continue reading Air Brakes on CMVs – How they work & regulations you need to know

Important Notice for Trucks Equipped with 3G ELDs

As per the FMCSA Website: Mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks to make room for more advanced network services, including 5G.  As a result, many older cell phones and other mobile devices will be unable to use data services. Once a 3G network is no longer supported, it is highly unlikely that any… Continue reading Important Notice for Trucks Equipped with 3G ELDs

Navigating FMCSA Regulations with DOTReady

Do You Have Questions About FMCSA? Disclaimer: Most of this information comes directly from the FMCSA’s website. If you’re looking for free resources that provide questions you have about FMCSA, this is the list for you! I came across the FMCSA Safety Planner last week and I thought it would be perfect to share with… Continue reading Navigating FMCSA Regulations with DOTReady

Reminder! Conduct Your Query Requirements

Reminder! Conduct Your Query Requirements Conduct Annual Queries Before January 6, 2021 What Does This Mean? Per § 382.701, employers of CDL drivers must conduct a query in the FMCSA D&A Clearinghouse at least once per year for each CDL driver they employ. Employers may designate a consortium/third-party administrator (C/TPA) to conduct queries on their behalf.… Continue reading Reminder! Conduct Your Query Requirements