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Welcome to the ELD & DOT Guidance Blog. Here you will find expert advice for complying with the ELD mandate, hours of service and FMCSA regulations.

 

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CBD Oils and the CMV Driver

Learn more about the DOT's recent stance on driver use of CBD products.


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Carrier Roadside Inspection Checklist

Review this checklist to identify gaps in compliance and reduce the risk of roadside inspection violations.


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Driver Roadside Inspection Checklist

Drivers are on the frontline of a roadside inspection. Here's how to help them prepare.


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Maintenance Shop Roadside Inspection Checklist

Read this checklist to ensure that your maintenance team is conducting thorough vehicle inspections.


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Practical Tips for Deposition

It is always important to prepare for deposition. Here are 10 key points for a smooth deposition.


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Using the Safety Management Cycle to Avoid an Off-Site Audit

FMCSA is expanding its use of “off-site” audits, but you can avoid one. Learn more.


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What is a CSA BASIC Score?

Learn more about what makes a CSA BASIC (Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category) score.


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What is an MVR?

MVRs are a critical piece of the driver qualification process. But what exactly is an MVR?


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The Critical Importance of Immediate Accident Response

Do's and Don'ts on Accident Response From Attorney Doug Marcello.


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7 Tips for Creating DOT Policies and Procedures for Safe Driving

Meaningful policies and procedures define acceptable and unacceptable driving behaviors and affirm safety as a company priority.


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What is IFTA?

Get the basics of what IFTA is and what carriers need to do to comply with requirements.


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National Waste & Recycling Association ELD Exemption

The NWRA gets an exemption from ELDs that means two extra work hours per day.


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What Are the DOT Driver Training Requirements?

FMCSA requires specific driver training. But are you aware of the requirements where training is implied?


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What is a Driver's Daily Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR)

DVIRs are required under 49 CFR 396.11 and 396.13 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.


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10 Tips for a Successful Roadside Inspection

Make sure drivers have the safeguards in place to pass a roadside inspection at any time.


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What are the DOT Requirements for Drug Testing?

Learn about the six required DOT drug tests and procedures for addressing drug-testing violations.


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5 Stages of a Successful Driver Coaching Session

Build a top-tier performance management program with effective driver coaching.


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What is Fleet Management?

Learn critical tips for effective fleet management with the right processes and systems.


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Countdown to Full ELD Compliance - Part 3: 6-Point Driver Training Checklist

Make sure your drivers are trained to understand and follow key hours-of-service rules.


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Are You Exempt from ELDs?

Blog Article Update: There's one question our editors receive more than any other , “Am I required to use an ELD?”


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International Roadcheck 2019 Shows Recurring Theme

CVSA's 2019 International Roadcheck shows improvement in some areas, and poorer performance in others.


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Countdown to Full ELD Compliance - Part 2: Driver Coercion and Harassment

Familiarize yourself with ELD mandated requirements prohibiting driver coercion and harassment.


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Countdown to Full ELD Compliance - Part 1: ELD Policies and Procedures

Learn how to develop or adjust your policies and procedures to align with ELD requirements.


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Hour of Service Proposal - Flexibility and Concerns

Get details on the proposed Hours of Service changes from FMCSA.