1708, 2017

CVSA Announces New Level VIII Wireless Electronic Inspections

By |August 17th, 2017|Categories: News, Regulatory|28 Comments

AUGUST 17, 2017 - As most of you are aware, compliance with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule has now advanced to Phase 2 so that ELDs or existing Automatic On Board Recording Devices (AOBRDs) must be installed (with few exceptions) by 12/18/2017. Full compliance when [...]

1508, 2017

Sleep Apnea Proposed Rulemaking Withdrawn

By |August 15th, 2017|Categories: News, Regulatory|15 Comments

AUGUST 15, 2017 - On March 10, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)  issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning Moderate-to-Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in safety-sensitive individuals.  The proposed rulemaking was originally issued to address potential safety risks [...]

1008, 2017

Are You Ready for Safe Driver Week?

By |August 10th, 2017|Categories: DOT Compliance, News|2 Comments

AUGUST 10, 2017 - This year the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week will begin on October 15 and continue through October 21, 2017.  During this 7-day time frame, law enforcement officials throughout the country will pull over approximately 20,000 Commercial Motor Vehicles [...]

108, 2017

4 Ways to Save Money on Fuel

By |August 1st, 2017|Categories: Financial, News|1 Comment

AUGUST 1, 2017 - Diesel fuel prices across the U.S. remain elevated, currently averaging $2.50 per gallon. According to the American Trucking Associations, diesel fuel is the second highest expense for motor carriers, equaling up to 20 percent of the total operating costs for fleets. And [...]

2607, 2017

Preparing for Your DOT Drug Test: What to Expect at the Collection Site

By |July 26th, 2017|Categories: DOT Compliance, News|2 Comments

JULY 26, 2017 - So, you’ve been called for a DOT drug test and are instructed to go to the nearest collection facility for testing. Now what? Whether you’re going for a pre-employment, random or reasonable suspicion test, the process will be exactly the same. The [...]

2507, 2017

July 2017 Significant Rulemaking Recap

By |July 25th, 2017|Categories: DOT Compliance, News|1 Comment

July 25, 2017 – Although there's not a new Significant Rulemaking Report for the month of July, there have been a few bills proposed in the past month that could impact the trucking industry. The first is an appropriations bill out of the House of Representatives [...]

1807, 2017

ELD Exemptions Explained: Understanding the 100/150 Air Mile Exemption

By |July 18th, 2017|Categories: DOT Compliance, News|64 Comments

JULY 18, 2017 - As the deadline for the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate approaches, there is still a considerable amount of confusion surrounding who exactly will be exempt from installing the devices into their Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs). We’ve covered many of these exemptions in [...]

1407, 2017

Brake Safety Day is Coming Soon

By |July 14th, 2017|Categories: DOT Compliance, News|2 Comments

JULY 14, 2017 - The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance released the results of its May 3 inspection blitz this week. The unannounced, day-long inspection looked for critical brake violations, as well as the maintenance of anti-lock braking systems. Of the 9,524 inspections that were conducted that [...]