It’s the moment every business owner dreads: a run-in with the law. The bad news is, legal issues can arise at any time, for any business—and those who haven’t proactively focused on risk mitigation leave themselves more vulnerable to costly claims.
In the transportation industry, we place a lot of emphasis on the importance of physical health and driver safety awareness. While physical health examinations and driver safety programs are necessary, these programs should also factor in the driver’s mental health, since an individual’s wellbeing is highly dependent on their state of mind.
On September 7, 2017, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducted their annual Brake Safety Day. Brake issues are always common during inspections, and it comes as no surprise that 14% of inspected vehicles were placed out-of-service (OOS) specifically this year for brake related violations.
Iron out U.S. Violations with DataQs
With the full implementation of the ELD regulations in the U.S., it is important to know how to manage violations and inspection reports as they come up.
As a motor carrier, you need to know how you can protect your Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) scores to maintain credibility and keep your Safety Measurement System (SMS) clean of violations. Read More »10 Tips to Guarantee Success with your DataQ Requests
There has been a lot of mixed feedback from the field with regards to the ELD adoption. Some love it, some hate it, some are trying to keep their heads above the water. The response from fleets on the subject of the ELD rule-making highly depends on the carrier, the hauling destination, and the type of business.
As part of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) looks at seven categories, known as the Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs). In early May, the way that your hours-of-service (HOS) compliance BASIC is calculated will be changing – make sure you’re prepared!
A client operating a ¾ ton pickup (CVOR) in Ontario, Canada, was asking if BigRoad (ELD) is required for this vehicle? If not, can he still use the application for tracking?
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck is just around the corner. From June 6 – 8 inspectors across North America will be pulling aside commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to conduct compliance, enforcement, and educational initiatives. This year a special emphasis is being placed on cargo securement – are you prepared?