How DOT-Ready Brings Peace of Mind to Fleet Supervisors

Whether your company is a newly established motor carrier or one that has been on the road for decades; compliance reviews, roadside inspections, and safety audits can be huge factors for your company’s profitability. To keep up with all of the requirements, it’s never a bad idea to have systems and processes in place that… Continue reading How DOT-Ready Brings Peace of Mind to Fleet Supervisors

Proposal Changing CDL Issuance from Third Parties Rescinded

Proposed rulemaking to streamline the process of getting would be truck drivers a CDL has been rescinded by the FMCSA following a deeper review of the implications if they were to be passed. Specifically, the rules would have allowed states to use third party testing examiners to administer the commercial driver’s license skills test to… Continue reading Proposal Changing CDL Issuance from Third Parties Rescinded

Proposed Changes to Drug Testing Could Allow for DNA Database

Overview: Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs: Addition of Oral Fluid Specimen Testing for Drugs The FMCSA has proposed to amend the drug testing procedures required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for truck drivers and other DOT regulated companies regarding employees in safety-sensitive positions. Comments on the proposal are due… Continue reading Proposed Changes to Drug Testing Could Allow for DNA Database

Top 5 Challenges Trucking Companies Face Moving Forward and How to Overcome Them

Rising Operational Costs The cost of running a trucking company has been on the rise for years. In the past 5 years, the industry has seen many changes to not only the cost of running their fleet, but the cost to keep an administration team onboard to keep the company safe and compliant. When companies first… Continue reading Top 5 Challenges Trucking Companies Face Moving Forward and How to Overcome Them

Roadside DOT Inspection Levels

The purpose of a roadside inspection on individual commercial motor vehicles and drivers is to determine if they are in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and/or Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs). In the event of serious violations, the inspection may result in the issuance of driver or vehicle OOS orders. These violations… Continue reading Roadside DOT Inspection Levels

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

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