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Welcome to the ELD & DOT Guidance Blog. Our blogs offer expert advice for complying with the ELD mandate, hours of service and FMCSA regulations, as well as industry best practices to improve your operations and maximize productivity.

 

The hours-of-service rules are changing, and carriers could find these changes increase driver productivity.

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What Are FMCSA's Truck Maintenance Recordkeeping Requirements?


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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. 


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Emergency Exemption for Transportation Providers Extended Until July 14th


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Don't Throw Your ELD Out the Cab Window


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The Impact of the New Hours of Service Rules

The hours-of-service rules are changing, and carriers could find these changes increase driver productivity.


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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


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COVID-19 Hours of Service FAQ's for Transporters


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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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Intrastate ELD Adoption and What You Should Know

Knowing the difference between interstate and intrastate transportation is vital.

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


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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.