Crash Preventability Reviewed By FMCSA

Crash preventability has long weighed heavy on the arguments against the effectiveness of the FMCSA’s CSA 2010 enforcement program. Currently the FMCSA takes every crash that a trucking company is involved in into consideration when determining how safely a motor carrier is operating. Many believe that this is unfair, especially when this includes crashes that…

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Cargo Theft to Spike 30-40%

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Expect cargo theft to spike between 30-40% over this holiday weekend. Want to help protect yourself? Check out our tips below: The best things to do focus around protecting the cargo while it is at rest. This is especially true when it is in a trailer at a truck stop or in an unsecured lot…

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CVSA Road Check 2017 Starts Today!!

road check 2017

Road check 2017 begins today and ends on Thursday, June 8.   The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 30th annual International Road Check is a 3 day safety blitz that has large truck and bus inspectors from coast to coast out reviewing carriers across the continent. During this 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors…

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FMCSA Compliance Reviews Spike 27%!

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Compliance reviews conducted by the FMCSA and their state DOT partners have spiked 27% through the first 4 months of 2017, according to our research! After reviewing the FMCSA A&I online thoroughly (because I’m a huge geek), we’ve found that our suspicions were true. I have felt, through business growth and from others in the…

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Breaking News: FMCSA Kills SFD Changes!

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The FMCSA just announced that it is withdrawing its controversial safety fitness determination (SFD) rulemaking issued in January 2016 and will also cancel plans to issue a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) announced back in January to help support the SFD effort. Per the FMCSA: “The new methodology would have determined when a motor carrier is not fit to…

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Breaking News: CVSA RoadCheck 2017

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 30th annual International Roadcheck will take place on June 6-8.   Over the 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors in the US, Mexico and Canada will conduct about 73,000 truck or bus inspections. On average, around 17 inspections per minute will be completed during the safety blitz.  …

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DOT Adding New Drugs To 5-Panel

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According to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) released in the Federal Register today, The Department of Transportation is proposing to amend its drug testing program regulations to add four new prescription medications (hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone) to its drug-testing panel. Additionally, they are proposing to add methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA) as an initial test analyte and…

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Disrupting DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing

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Too many trucking companies are at risk of being shut down due to their DOT drug and alcohol testing programs (or lack of having one)! The evidence is clear when we are still seeing around 45% of all acute compliance violations being related to drug and alcohol regulations. While other management programs currently exist and…

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Fleet Safety Program Essentials

Fleet Safety Program Essentails

An effective fleet safety program is a critical part of any organization’s risk management planning. This is especially important because transportation related incidents account for over 40% of all fatal workplace injuries. Though there are tons of free resources out there, I haven’t found many that hold a match to one that I recently read. Though…

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Truck Parking Search Costs Drivers $5k Year

ATRI ‘parking diaries’ reveal ELDs make finding parking more difficult

Truck parking and Hours of Service issues took 3 of the top 4 spots in the 2016 annual list of industry concerns. A recently released study of the issues at hand adds a bit more clarity to the situation. Due to industry regulations, truck drivers only have about 12.5 hours of available time to drive…

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