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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
Canadian ELD Certification Body Named
Accreditation to test and certify ELDs given to FPInnovations.
Top 3 Fleet Legalization Compliance Risks & How to Avoid Them
Fleet legalization is more complicated than most carriers think. Take a look at the top 3 FMCSA violations from 2020.
Top 3 Small Fleet Compliance Risks
Learn how to reduce your risk in three key areas of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs).
What are the FMCSA Requirements for a DOT Drug & Alcohol Policy?
If you're a motor carrier subject to DOT testing requirements, you have to create written policies.
Auditing Your Short-Haul Logging Records
Read our 3-step process for uncovering non-compliance events in short-haul logging records.
Using Technology to Automate IRP & IFTA Compliance
Learn how to work smarter, not harder, by using ELDs and vehicle tracking devices to automate your fuel tax compliance processes.
What Is a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)?
Understanding the definition of a CMV is extremely important because drivers and motor carriers who operate CMVs must comply with additional requirements.
Going on the Offensive: Using Dash Cams to Protect Your Crash BASIC
Trucks get blamed for everything. Large truck defense attorney Doug Marcello shares how drivers can use dash cameras to avoid serious lawsuits.
4 Critical Elements of Truck Driver Reward Programs
Driver recognition and reward programs can increase driver efficiency, decrease potential liability, and reduce turnover.
How is a Truck Driver Disqualified?
Understanding driver disqualification is as important as understanding driver qualification.
What Are FMCSA's Truck Maintenance Recordkeeping Requirements?
The FMCSA requires that your truck maintenance program document all activities including repairs, service schedules, maintenance checklists, and more.
COVID-19 Return-To-Work Tips for Transporters
A proactive approach is needed when your drivers are returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are tips for getting back to 100% productivity.