Tag: FMCSA

  • What is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    What is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    The FMCSA is the lead federal government agency responsible for regulating and providing safety oversight of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), to include more than 500,000 commercial trucking companies, more than 4,000 interstate bus companies, and more than four million commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders. “FMCSA’s MISSION is to save lives and reduce crashes and injuries by […]

  • How to Keep Driver Files Compliant

    How to Keep Driver Files Compliant

    Driver Qualification File Checklist: What is a DQ File? Every driver that operates a commercial motor vehicle must have a complete qualification file on record with their company of employment. It is the responsibility of the company to create and update the file which typically includes more than a dozen individual documents. Where do I […]

  • Drug & Alcohol Testing Guidance – FMCSA Requirements

    Drug & Alcohol Testing Guidance – FMCSA Requirements

    This article aims to address some of the most commonly confused FMCSA requirements that regulated companies must follow when it comes to drug and alcohol testing their drivers based on specific circumstances. Companies that employ drivers that are required to have a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) are required to conduct regular controlled substance and alcohol […]

  • Data Integration: The Key to Trucking Company Success

    Data Integration: The Key to Trucking Company Success

    The possibilities of today’s modern data processing technology is nearly endless—until it isn’t. Currently, technology is being used to track vehicle health, driver behaviors, collisions, routing, dwell time, fuel costs, temperature sensors, asset locations, and so on. When back-office and in-cab technologies are unable to communicate with one another, fleets experience a pain point that […]

  • Tips for Driver Hiring and Management

    Tips for Driver Hiring and Management

    The need for drivers is rising, and a lot of fleets in many industries are trying to fill open positions to meet the demand. Your company must be able to quickly and thoroughly attract, recruit, interview, evaluate, and hire applicants in a competitive job market in order to survive.  Here are some recruiting recommendations for hiring drivers […]

  • Flood Inspection and Reconditioning Guidance

    Flood Inspection and Reconditioning Guidance

    Hurricane Ian’s deadly flooding in Florida will require enormous relief and reconstruction initiatives, many of which rely on the trucking industry and thousands of truck drivers. Bendix provides fleets and drivers with technical guidance on evaluating and perhaps reconditioning air brake, wheel-end, and other safety components that have been partially or entirely submerged for commercial […]