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

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

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