CVSA’s International Roadcheck Is Scheduled for May 14-16

Roadcheck will prioritize two focus areas: tractor protection systems and alcohol and controlled substance possession, which will include checking the Clearinghouse to make sure the driver is Not Prohibited. There is an average of 15 vehicle inspections per minute.   2023 CVSA conducted nearly 60,000 inspections. 5.5 % resulted in driver out-of-service. CVSA’s International Roadcheck, slated…

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How Top Fleets Manage High-Risk Drivers

Are Your Driver Files in Order?

The DOT has the authority to conduct a driver qualification file audit any time FMCSA safety data indicates a problem with compliance and/or safety regulations. If your company had a DOT audit today, would your Driver Qualification Files (DQ) meet the Federal requirements?    The FMCSA requires that all drivers operating a vehicle with a Gross…

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The Importance of the Driver’s DVIR (Daily Vehicle Inspection Report)

The safety of a driver and their vehicle is of utmost importance within the trucking industry, which is why the DVIR, or Daily Vehicle Inspection Report, currently exists. Back in the 1930s, it was created with just a few questions in mind, but today, the report is far more comprehensive, prompting the driver to inspect…

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DOT Increases Fines for Regulatory Violations

On December 28, 2023, the U.S. Department of Transportation increased fines for regulatory violations by just over 1%, 1.03241 to be exact. According to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, agencies must revise their civil monetary penalties every year to account for inflation. In other words, this adjustment of fines…

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FMCSA New Login Procedure Effective January 1

We want to keep you up to date on the latest news from our industry. Effective January 1st, users will be required to access the FMCSA Portal with multi-factor authentication. Keep reading to learn how this change impacts you. First, you are probably wondering what multi-factor login is. You are not alone. Multifactor Authentication is…

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How Streamlining Your Business Can Save You Time & Money

Summer Driving Safety Tips for Truck Drivers: Keeping the Roads Safe and Smooth

As the temperature rises and the sun shines brightly, summer brings new challenges for truck drivers on the roads. Longer daylight hours, increased traffic, and changing weather conditions require truckers to adopt specific safety measures to ensure a smooth and accident-free journey. In this blog post, we will explore essential driving safety tips for truck…

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Four Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About the DOT’S FMCSA

The U.S. Department of Transportation oversees several operating administrations, one of these being the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or the FMCSA, for short. The primary objective of the FMCSA is to ensure the safety of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers. This is achieved through the establishment of various regulations, such as requirements on…

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DOT Randoms

Best Practices of DOT Randoms

Conducting pre-employment drug screening is the first step to ensuring your workplace is safe and drug free.  However, model drug and alcohol testing programs also employ a range of post-hire testing options to maintain a safe drug free work environment.  These options include testing for Post Accident, Reasonable Suspicion and Randomized testing.  Employee awareness of…

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Understanding CSA Scores and FMCSA Proposed Changes

Do you really know what makes up the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scoring methodology? If you said no, you’re in good company with some of the trucking industry’s most experienced fleet managers who find the whole business of CSA scoring data baffling. But not knowing how it works can significantly impact your company’s CSA score.…

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Query Changes for Pre-Employment Requirements for Drug and Alcohol Program Violations

The DCL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse has served as a repository for drug and alcohol program violations since January 2020. Now, with three years of drug and alcohol program violation data stored in the Clearinghouse, employers are no longer required to conduct manual inquiries with previous employers of potential driver’s violations. There is one exception.…

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