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ELDs: One Year After the Mandate

ELDs: One Year After the Mandate

It’s been one year since the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate went into effect. Here’s what’s changed, and what’s coming next.

January 8, 2019

ELD Lessons Learned

ELD Lessons Learned

Two compliance experts weigh in on key enforcement issues for electronic logs.

November 16, 2018

Get Your Brakes Ready for Roadcheck

Get Your Brakes Ready for Roadcheck

CVSA's National Roadcheck June 5-7 may be focusing on hours of service, but you can bet that lots of trucks will be put out of service for brakes. To help you out, here’s a refresher course on inspecting your truck’s air brakes and what to do if you discover you’re not in compliance.

May 31, 2018

The Upside of the Anti-Coercion Rule for Fleets

The Upside of the Anti-Coercion Rule for Fleets

Given the headlong – and continuing – rush to comply with the electronic logging mandate that began kicking in last month, few carriers may be up to speed on the anti-coercion rule. However, fleets will want to be conversant with this rule because it can legally help drivers maximize their available driving hours.

December 22, 2017

5 Compliance Tips for Straight-Truck Drivers

5 Compliance Tips for Straight-Truck Drivers

With the rising interest in providing last-mile delivery services, more and more fleets are looking at adding straight trucks to their operations. But a question often asked of compliance experts is, 'what rules do I have to follow?' It's a simple question that lacks a simple answer.

December 21, 2017

5 Trends in FMCSA Compliance Reviews

5 Trends in FMCSA Compliance Reviews

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently announced that it is changing the process for performing compliance reviews. What do this announcement and other compliance review trends mean for your fleet?

March 13, 2017

Catching Hours-Of-Service Cheaters

Catching Hours-Of-Service Cheaters

A false log was No. 10 in the list of top 20 driver violations in 2015. As a motor carrier, you’re liable for false logs filled out by your drivers if you should have had the means to detect the violations.

February 29, 2016

Handling the Fallout from the Restart Rollback

Handling the Fallout from the Restart Rollback

Technology providers are working on updates to onboard recording devices and other automated logging and auditing systems to cope with the 34-hour restart suspension.

February 20, 2015

CDL/Med Card Merger: The Deadline is Near

CDL/Med Card Merger: The Deadline is Near

An important deadline is just around the corner for CDL drivers and their motor carriers. As of Jan. 30, 2014, all CDL holders must have supplied information about the type of driving they do (self-certify) and the status of their medical certificate/card to their state driver’s licensing agency.

November 11, 2013

Motor Carriers Make Adjustments While CSA is Fine-Tuned

Motor Carriers Make Adjustments While CSA is Fine-Tuned

In December, the FMCSA made good on its commitment to Congress to install refinements to the CSA initiative by implementing 11 changes to the Safety Measurement System. J.J. Keller's Bob Rose has more details.

January 28, 2013

FMCSA Releases Safety Management Cycle Resources

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released new materials to assist motor carriers in identifying and addressing their safety and compliance issues. These materials include the Safety Management Cycle, an important tool that Agency Safety Investigators use during on-site investigations.

January 10, 2013

To DataQ or Not to DataQ...That is the Question

HNI's Don Jerrell shares what he learned about DataQs (FMCSA's method of challenging erroneous CSA points) at a recent ATA Safety & Loss Prevention Management Council meeting.

January 2, 2013

3 Steps to a Better Culture: Improve CSA Compliance by Valuing Your Drivers
Carriers Need to get 'Ducks in a Row' on Hazmat for CSA 3.0

Carriers Need to get 'Ducks in a Row' on Hazmat for CSA 3.0

In the coming days, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will unveil version 3.0 of its Safety Measurement System under the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, and the changes will mean increased scrutiny of hazmat compliance, even for companies not considered hazmat carriers

November 29, 2012

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