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The Biennial MCS-150 Update: Are You in Compliance?

By |February 23rd, 2017|

FEBRUARY 23, 2017 - There are a variety of reasons why motor carriers are required to update their MCS-150 filing.  Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the update, why it’s important and how to get it done fast. The MCS-150, or [...]

Factoring vs. Quick Pay: Getting the Best Deal for Your Business

By |February 21st, 2017|

FEBRUARY 21, 2017 - If you work with brokers, you know how convenient they can be in terms of load and payment reliability. You also probably know that the convenience comes at a cost…especially if you opt for your broker’s Quick Pay option. In addition to [...]

Understanding Your Pre-Employment Drug Testing Requirements

By |February 14th, 2017|

FEBRUARY 14, 2017 - Most FMCSA-regulated business owners understand that drivers “have to take a drug test.” And although pre-employment drug testing is a relatively uncomplicated procedure, there are specific requirements that must be met. What is a Pre-Employment (PE) Drug Test? This is the initial [...]

UCR Enforcement – What You Need to Know

By |February 7th, 2017|

February 7, 2017 - As of January 1, 2017, roadside inspections to enforce the UCR program for 2016 and 2017 have begun. If you don’t currently have a UCR, it’s important you get one right away. Why? Unregistered motor carriers who cross state lines without one [...]

FMCSA Delays New Driver Training Rule

By |February 2nd, 2017|

FEBRUARY 2, 2017 - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has delayed the effective date of a new rule establishing national truck driver training standards.  The notice was published Feb. 1 and officially delays the effective date of the Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Vehicle [...]

Understanding the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

By |January 31st, 2017|

JANUARY 31, 2017 - The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, mandated by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) highway bill of 2012, went into effect this month, with full compliance effective three years later in January 2020. But what does this new regulation [...]

Synthetic Opioids May be Coming to Your DOT Drug Testing Panel

By |January 26th, 2017|

On January 23, the Department of Transportation published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register that proposes some amendments to the current DOT-regulated drug and alcohol testing requirements. Specifically, the DOT is looking to broaden the testing of opiates to include synthetic opioids. Traditionally, [...]

The Cost of Diesel Fuel – Will it Continue to Rise?

By |January 24th, 2017|

Have you been feeling the pain of higher fuel prices lately? The price of highway diesel fuel has been on the rise since January 2016, according to the Department of Energy. While down slightly this past week, prices averaged 47.3 cents higher across the U.S. than [...]