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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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Yard Jockey Training Tips


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Improving Your Business with GPS Vehicle Tracking


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FMCSA's Crash Preventability Determination Program Relaunched

FMCSA Crash Preventablity Determination Program Relaunched


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What are the COVID-19 Waivers for IFTA, IRP, and UCR?


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What Is a DOT Safety Rating?

Maintaining a solid DOT safety rating is critical to your reputation as a motor carrier. Learn more about what the FMCSA evaluates during an audit.


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COVID-19 Drug & Alcohol Testing FAQ's for Transporters


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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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COVID-19 Hours of Service FAQ's for Transporters


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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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COVID-19 Driver Qualification FAQ's


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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.