The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has set May 4-6, 2021 for this year’s Roadcheck.
On Monday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment of 2015 interim final rule (IFR) to the Federal Register. So? You might be in for a surprise next time you get pulled over – many fines for federal safety regulation violations have increased…a couple have decreased too!
Hours of service (HOS) regulations are changing. We’ve seen a number of new regulations within the last year, most notably the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate. These changes are going to have a huge impact on your daily operations. Are you prepared to stay compliant? We recently held a webinar on Tackling HOS with BigRoad to walk you through everything you need to know to ensure you’re compliant. Watch the webinar below to learn more:
Marc Moncion gets into the cabin with you!
An avid transportation industry expert and supporter, Marc is genuinely interested in learning how ever-growing cities and increasing traffic, new technologies and fleet safety practices and policies are affecting truck drivers today. Read More »Ride-Along: Tips on Reducing Risks for Truck Drivers While on the Road
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
Does more speed actually mean faster travel time? We have some stats that will surprise you.
Read More »Speeding Doesn’t Save Time, Study Shows
As a former DOT Auditor, I can attest to the fact that being selected for a Compliance Review (C.R.) is not always the most pleasant of experiences for a motor carrier. That being said a C.R. of a motor carrier’s safety program records could be relatively issue free if the motor carrier’s management team and staff understand the regulations that they are subject to, and what records an Auditor will expects to review during the C.R.
Dear Marc, I used to work at a company that used the 24-hour Restart under the Oilfield Exemption rule even when not transporting oil. Can oilfield companies operate under the Oilfield Exemption rule even when not hauling oil commodities, like shingles, hay, coils and other? Thanks for your insight!
In an article published yesterday by Overdrive, Todd Dills reported that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) would be “standing up vetting process for ELD certification” after much public scrutiny over the self-certification process. What exactly does this mean and how is it going to impact drivers and fleets?