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J. J. Keller subject matter experts have extensive DOT knowledge and hands-on experience. Their practical and timely perspective delivers reliable guidance and best practices you can trust.

 

Having the right processes in place is essential to hire good drivers. Get expert guidance on how to identify and hire the best drivers for your fleet.

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Driver Hiring - No Room for Error: Tips for a Compliant Driver Hiring Process

Having the right processes in place is essential to hire good drivers. Get expert guidance on how to identify and hire the best drivers for your fleet.


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Expert Guidance for Light & Medium Duty Fleets: Risks You Can't Ignore

Learn how to improve safety and reduce risk for light and medium duty drivers in the essential areas of hiring, training, and more.


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The State of Fleet Management: Insights on Today's Fleet Manager

The J. J. Keller Center for Market Insights shares the common challenges that fleet managers face, and what to do about them.


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Comprehensive Roadside Inspection Checklists

Prepare for roadside inspections with our 3-part checklist, including guidance for drivers, maintenance personnel, and carriers.


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DOT Roadside Inspections: A Guide to the Driver Inspection Process

Prepare your drivers for 2021 roadside inspections with our newest eBook created by J. J. Keller regulatory experts.


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Canadian ELD Mandate Navigator

Learn how to prepare for the Canadian ELD Mandate on June 12, 2021.


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The Big 5: Your Road Map for a Strong FMCSA Compliance Program

The FMCSA rules are complex and time-consuming. This e-Book gives you best practices, risks, and solutions related to the top 5 compliance areas.


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New Hours of Service Rule Change Viewpoints - 2020 Transport Industry Study

The J. J. Keller Center for Market Insights shares findings on the benefits and challenges of compliance with the new hours-of-service rules.


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DIY Log Auditing: Step-by-Step Procedures for Reducing Your Risk

Automated log auditing software won't catch all hours-of-service violations. Our experts guide you through the process of what to audit in your drivers' records of duty status.


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Log Auditing Checklist

No matter what type of record of duty status method your drivers use, you should periodically conduct manual audits of logs. This checklist has dozens of compliance checks that automated systems won't find.


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2020 Hours of Service Rules and Impacts

The new hours-of-service rules took effect on September 29, 2020. Learn how to take advantage of their flexibility.


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IFTA and IRP Compliance for Regulated and Non-Regulated Fleets

This compliance brief provides important high-level details on IFTA and IRP requirements for regulated and non-regulated fleets.


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The New 2020 Hours of Service Rule: More Flexibility & Productivity

Learn how to use each of the four new hours of service changes to your benefit.


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Maximizing Driver On-Duty Time

Learn how to improve the efficiency of driver on-duty time.


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Understanding FMCSA's Crash Preventability Determination Program

Carriers & drivers can now use DATAQs to challenge the preventability of crashes. This two-page handout will help you understand this new program.


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Preparing for a DOT Off-Site Audit

Learn more about how an off-site audit is conducted and how you should respond.

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Step-By-Step Guide for DOT Roadside Inspections

Get ready for roadside inspections with the new Fleet Manager’s Step-By-Step Guide.


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IFTA & IRP Compliance: Frequently Asked Questions

Both IFTA and IRP involve an extensive amount of recordkeeping. In this whitepaper, the most common questions about IFTA and IRP are addressed.

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Policies & Procedures for ELDs and Dash Cameras

In this whitepaper, we concentrate on how carriers can develop policies and procedures related to ELDs and dash cameras.

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Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Compliance Checklist

This checklist includes tasks you need to complete to comply with FMCSA’s D&A Clearinghouse.

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Fleet Manager's Playbook - Keeping Drivers Safe, Productive and Loyal

Coach your drivers using your electronic data to improve productivity and minimize risk.

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Building a Successful Driver Coaching Program with Today's Data

Timely advice on how to use data from current fleet technology to drive coaching success.

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Driver Inspections: Critical Vehicle Maintenance Practices

Inspections are conducted for many reasons but each aim to keep the vehicle operating safely.

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Expert Answers to Common Driver Qualification Questions

Our subject matter experts offer answers on the most frequently asked DQ questions.