2806, 2017

How to Develop Relationships with Direct Shippers

By |June 28th, 2017|Categories: Financial, News|0 Comments

JUNE 28, 2017 - When it comes to developing relationships with direct shippers, a little preparation can go a long way. Not only will you ensure that you’re putting your best foot forward as a business owner, but you’ll be better prepared to negotiate freight rates [...]

2206, 2017

June 2017 Significant Rulemaking Recap

By |June 22nd, 2017|Categories: News, Regulatory|11 Comments

JUNE 22, 2017 - Although the DOT has not submitted a Significant Rulemaking Report for the month of June because of the presidential directive for a “regulatory freeze pending review," there were a few regulatory updates this month. The first, was the long-awaited final rule regarding minimum [...]

2106, 2017

Positive Drug Test Results: What You Need to Know

By |June 21st, 2017|Categories: DOT Compliance, News|14 Comments

JUNE 21, 2017 - Circumstances can get pretty complicated in the event of a positive drug test result - especially for companies regulated by the Department of Transportation. The DOT has strict regulations regarding the steps that must be taken afterwards. So let’s get into it:  [...]

2006, 2017

How ELD’s will Impact Your Business

By |June 20th, 2017|Categories: DOT Compliance, News|21 Comments

JUNE 20, 2017 - With the deadline now six months away, it’s safe to say most people in the trucking industry are aware of the ELD mandate going into effect on December 18, 2017. Wondering what you can expect once you’ve installed a DOT-compliant device in [...]

1506, 2017

Annual Hazmat Registrations are Due

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

JUNE 15, 2017 - Have you renewed your  annual HAZMAT registration yet?  The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requires hazardous material transporters to register and pay a fee each year in return for a certificate of operations. For the 2017-2018 registration year, payment must [...]

1306, 2017

2017 Custody & Control Form (CCF) Awaiting Federal Approval

By |June 13th, 2017|Categories: News, Regulatory|1 Comment

JUNE 13, 2017 - The current 2014 version of the Federal Custody & Control Form (CCF) expired last month. However, because the newest version hasn’t yet received federal approval, all employers, laboratories and service providers will be allowed to continue using the current 2014 version of [...]

806, 2017

FMCSA Seeks Volunteers for Pilot Program Testing Split Sleeper Berth Time

By |June 8th, 2017|Categories: News, Regulatory|16 Comments

JUNE 8, 2017 - Would splitting sleeper berth time improve driver alertness and safety performance? The FMCSA is hoping to find out with its new Flexible Sleeper Berth Pilot Program. The pilot program will take the data from 200 commercial truck driver volunteers to assess whether [...]

706, 2017

The Growing Legalization of Marijuana vs. DOT-Regulated Drug Testing: What You Need to Know

By |June 7th, 2017|Categories: News, Regulatory|22 Comments

JUNE 7, 2017 - As more states legalize the sale and use of marijuana, questions continue to arise about whether drug testing protocols will change for DOT-regulated drivers. So far, 29 states in the U.S., along with Washington D.C., have approved the drug for medicinal and/or [...]