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The New DOT Medical Exam Form for CMV Drivers
The FMCSA recently issued a new version of the Medical Examination Report Form. Here's what you need to know.
Attacking Inefficiency and Improving Service with ELDs
The benefits of an ELD extend well beyond just hours of service. Here are 5 ways to use your ELD for maximum productivity.
Embracing the Values of Safety Through Policies and Procedures
Don't Underestimate the Value of the Driver Interview
Interviewing driver applicants in person is a best practice. Here are some quick tips to help the interview process go smoothly.
Beating Fleet Manager Stress
Compliance challenges, tight timelines and lean resources can result in overwhelming stress for a fleet manager. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
5 Best Practices for Managing OOS Vehicles
Are you proactively managing the defective vehicles you've had to remove from service? Here are some best practices to consider.
Supporting Documents — A Day in the Life
Do you know the five types of supporting documents? Walk through an example of how to properly use each of them.
Last Minute Driver Prep for Canada's ELD Mandate
Here are a few last-minute pointers for you and your drivers as you roll out your ELD program to comply with Canada's ELD mandate.
Get Familiar with Canadian ELD Mandate Terms
Learn about some important differences between the Canadian electronic logging device (ELD) mandate and the U.S. mandate.
'Debunking' Team Driver Myths
Drivers can easily hear a lot of fiction when it comes to the team driving rules. Our experts answer the top five questions about team driving.
Five Fleet Manager Tips for Vehicle Inspections
Follow these five tips to effectively coach your drivers and reduce downtime and unplanned maintenance expenses.
Preparing for CVSA Roadcheck 2021
Roadcheck 2021 focuses on hours of service and vehicle lighting. Learn a simple, seven-step process for conducting pre-trip inspections.
"Educational Enforcement Period" for Canadian ELD Mandate
Despite soft enforcement, there's still work to do. Learn more about Canada's ELD mandate educational enforcement period.
HOS Rules for Salesperson Has to Wait
A possible oversight from the FMCSA means driver-salespersons won’t be able to enjoy an expanded operating area for a while.
Short-Haul Delivery Operations Getting FMCSA Attention
If your company conducts local deliveries — even with small, unregulated trucks — more government oversight could be in your future.
Drivers and the 30-Minute Break
Could your drivers be completely exempt from the 30-minute break? Learn more about the September 2020 hours-of-service rule change.
2020 FMCSA Audits Year in Review
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a surprising effect on DOT enforcement. Read more about 2020's dramatic shift to off-site auditing.
What is the Split-Sleeper Berth Exception?
The sleeper-berth exception is one of the most confusing rules in the FMCSA regulations. Walk through an example of how to properly use this exception.
Understanding the FMCSA Safety Fitness Standard
Learn how to monitor, analyze, and act on your CSA scores so you can protect your company and stay off the FMCSA's radar.
What Are Exempt Fleet Responsibilities Under FMCSA?
Compliance for 'exempt' fleets, much less any fleet, is challenging. Learn more about how the FMCSA rules apply to CMVs.
Countdown to the Canadian ELD Mandate: 3 Tips to Prepare
Canada's ELD mandate goes into effect on June 12, 2021. Here are three tips to prepare.
Is DOT Recordkeeping Your Achilles' Heel?
Your records are the foundation on which your compliance and risk management programs are built.
Planning for the New Year — Mandate, Medical Cards, and More
Here are the top regulatory events that should be on your radar in 2021, and how to prepare.
Canadian ELD Certification Body Named
Accreditation to test and certify ELDs given to FPInnovations.