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Small-fleet owner banned from operating by FMCSA after multiple violations
The owner of two small Montana-based trucking companies was effectively shut down after allowing a 16-year-old to drive a truck across state lines, among other safety violations. Also: HHG mover pleads guilty to scam conspiracy.
February 11, 2021
Carriers increasingly under remote scrutiny by investigators
As with many other pandemic-driven aspects of the world that developed in 2020, the U.S. DOT and its state enforcement partners turned to remote options to conduct safety audits of trucking companies.
February 8, 2021
Annual Roadcheck inspection blitz to focus on lighting, HOS compliance
CVSA's International Roadcheck will be held May 4-6, and inspectors will give special focus to lighting systems and drivers' hours of service. Also: TFI announces another acquisition; Henniff purchases Canadian liquid bulk carrier.
February 3, 2021
Trucking is a dangerous job ... and it's our own fault
Regardless of how hard a customer pushes us for an aggressive delivery timetable, we cannot permit shortcuts or unduly pressure drivers.
January 14, 2021
Early ELD analysis shows uptick in certain HOS violations since new regs, dip in 30-min. break flags
A before-and-after analysis of driver logbook data by EROAD shows the preliminary impacts of the FMCSA revised hours-of-service rule. See CCJ for details.
November 18, 2020
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Channeling safety: Fleets change data strategies to reduce risk
How have events in 2020 acted as a catalyst for fleets to revisit their data strategies for driver safety and FMCSA compliance? Read CCJ to find out.
November 16, 2020
PSP reports and their value to fleets
Pulling PSP reports is an affordable way to go above and beyond what is required for safety, and while it may seem like enough of a challenge to simply keep up with the minimum requirements for compliance, I try my best to go the extra mile when possible to keep our safety record in good condition.
November 9, 2020
To help smooth inspections, Omnitracs and EROAD help update guidelines on ELDs records transfers
The companies' efforts have resulted in an updated CVSA’s Inspection Bulletin on U.S. Electronic Logging Devices. Find out more information here on CCJ.
October 28, 2020
Drivers on many days might be able to skip 30-minute break under new HOS regs
Under the new FMCSA hours of service regulations, the mandatory 30-minute break can be taken during any status that isn't on-duty driving. Details on CCJ.
September 28, 2020
Starting next week, drivers will be able to pause their 14-hour clock under new HOS regs — here’s how
The updated hours of service rule will offer drivers the option to pause their 14-hour on-duty clocks for periods of several hours per shift. Details on CCJ.
September 21, 2020
Commentary: Tips for preparing drivers for roadside inspections
One of the most important things you can do to ensure a smooth interaction during a roadside inspection is to have a good preventive maintenance program.
September 18, 2020
New hours of service rule takes effect in just two weeks — Here’s a primer on what’s changing
Get an overview of what's changing with the new hours of service rule taking effect on Sept. 29, 2020. Details on CCJ.
September 15, 2020
Getting blitzed: Lighting violations continue to place trucks out of service
Pre-trip inspections can help identify issues with lights on the trucks in your fleet. To keep your trucks on the road, follow these five steps on CCJ.
September 3, 2020
Getting blitzed: Cargo securement violations can turn deadly
The top five violations for the annual CVSA blitz are failure to prevent shifting/loss of load; failure to secure truck equipment; damaged tie downs; insufficient number of tie downs; and loose tie downs.
September 2, 2020
Getting blitzed: Accounting for more than 80% of OOS violations last year, driver requirements the target of this year’s Roadcheck
Education and preparation are what truck drivers should focus on most this year to avoid OOS violations as the CVSA plans to crack down on driver requirements.
August 31, 2020
At roadside, inspectors are asking more drivers, fleets to transfer e-log data remotely
An FMCSA official advises fleets to make sure drivers know how to do a data transfer so that inspections go smoothly. See the details in CCJ.
August 28, 2020
With expanded authority, FMCSA ramps up offsite compliance reviews of motor carriers
As part of the COVID-19 emergency declaration, the FMCSA in increasing the number of offsite compliance reviews of motor carriers’ records and safety practices.
August 25, 2020
Changes in workforce shift fleet demand for compliance outsourcing
During the coronavirus crisis, fleets have outsourced more office tasks for compliance and asked providers for help to analyzing their data. Read CCJ for more
June 17, 2020
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Digitizing paper for trucking success
Efficient document management is quickly becoming a vital survival strategy.
The toughest 15 states for lights violations, one of the 2021 Roadcheck emphases
Pete's refreshed 579 all-in on aero, tech
Fleets standing in line for new trucks as freight rates climb
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Take Control of Toll: How Violations Work and How to Minimize Fleet Impact
With the rapid adoption of cashless tolling across the country and the associated benefit in transponder deployment for operations and the company’s bottom line, it is now more important than ever for fleets to develop an informed toll management strategy