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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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Can You Guess the #1 Violation of Operation Safe Driver Week?

Can You Guess the #1 Violation of Operation Safe Driver Week?

Operation Safe Driver Week is an annual event organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) that promotes commercial vehicle safety. This initiative identifies and addresses unsafe driving behaviors via educational and traffic enforcement strategies and engagement with law enforcement. The latter includes an increase in the number of officers and inspectors who monitor both…

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CVSA Releases 2023 International Roadcheck Results

CVSA Releases 2023 International Roadcheck Results

The International Roadcheck is an annual enforcement and safety inspection event organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). It typically takes place over a 72-hour period and involves a coordinated effort across North America, including the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The primary objective is to identify and address potential safety violations, with the…

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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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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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COMING SOON: CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

COMING SOON: CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

On-Line database will make it difficult to conceal violations… Employers, FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies, and State law enforcement will soon be able to access an online database to identify drivers who are illegally operating commercial motor vehicles due to drug and alcohol program violations. Beginning this fall, users can create an account and on…

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