FMCSA Maintains 25% Drug Testing Rate

FMCSA calls for 25 percent of truckers to be drug tested in 2017

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration just announced that it will maintain its current 25 percent random drug testing rate of truck operators in 2017. In 2016, the FMCSA lowered the minimum required drug testing rate from 50 percent to 25 percent. This continued lower rate stems from three consecutive calendar years (2012- 2014) of…

Continue Reading →

FMCSA, Some States Sharpen Audit Teeth

FMCSA and some states sharpen audit teeth with ‘enhanced investigative techniques’

From Todd Dills via Over Drive Magazine: In 2013, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration offered a dark valentine to motorcoach/bus companies with announcement of its “Operation Quick Strike” enforcement sweep of such companies, during which it deployed investigative teams to target companies deemed “high-risk” by FMCSA terms. Those terms at the time defined a…

Continue Reading →

No Celebrating Holiday Cargo Theft

cargo theft

Weekends are historically bad for cargo theft, but holiday weekends are notoriously awful. Thanksgiving weekend is historically a hotbed of cargo theft activity. Freightwatch International reported that last year’s holiday cargo thefts averaged about 3 per day, which is about a 27% increase compared to non-holiday weekends. Last year’s Thanksgiving weekend led to 18 reported…

Continue Reading →

Breaking News! ELD Mandate Stands!

eld mandate

The 3 member panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals just blew the last death knell to the OOIDA’s attempts to block the onslaught of the ELD showing up to a truck near you soon. In their decision, the judges shut out each of the OOIDA’s arguments against the legality of the electronic logging…

Continue Reading →

2016 CVSA Roadcheck Results Are In!

cvsa roadcheck

The results of the CVSA’s 2016 Roadcheck are in! The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducts a 72 hour long inspection blitz on roadways across North America each year. The blitz occurred on June 7-9th this year. During this time period, law enforcement officers typically conduct an average of 15 vehicle inspections per minute! This…

Continue Reading →

FMCSA Gives Congress the Bird over SMS

With an unapologetic arm and middle finger extended towards Capitol Hill, the FMCSA recently announced their required planned “changes” to the SMS or Safety Measurement System. The SMS is the scorecard that is used to monitor how safe a motor carrier operates. Basically, the system analyzes a trucking company’s roadside inspection and crash data to…

Continue Reading →

Fleet Safety Success!

Fleet Safety Success! is Carrier Risk Solutions’ newest education program! Are you looking for a great way to easily learn more about complex fleet safety and compliance topics?   There is a TON of information out there about fleet safety and DOT compliance. Perhaps too much! When looking you always have to be skeptical. Is…

Continue Reading →

DOT Compliance Tip: Load Securement

Load Securement. Often, we only talk about load securement as it relates to flatbed operations. But, a majority of cargo loss and damage in transit occurs when dry van loads aren’t well braced. Be sure to take advantage of all available information concerning load securement where possible. Free Load Securement Resource!! Check out this great…

Continue Reading →

Vehicle Maintenance Files

What are the FMCSA’s requirements for a vehicle maintenance file? (If you have an audit looming, you should have this locked down!) This question was posed to me by one of our new clients and I wanted to share my response with everyone. Per the FMCSRs (§396.3), this is what is required: A Vehicle information…

Continue Reading →

DOT Compliance Tip: Hit The Brakes

DOT Compliance Tip: Hit The Brakes   In this DOT Compliance Tip, we’ll again focus on the CVSA’s upcoming Brake Safety Week. During the week of September 11-14, 2016, CVSA member agencies and many State law enforcement officers will conduct their annual focused roadside inspections of truck brakes. Law enforcement officers around the country will be targeting…

Continue Reading →

Page 2 of 10