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Updated ELD Mandate Implementation Could Affect Freight Capacity

September 7, 2017 Comments Off on Updated ELD Mandate Implementation Could Affect Freight Capacity
As mentioned in our previous blog post, complying with the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate will have a big impact on transportation and logistics. On August 28, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced that enforcement of the new ELD regulations will now be applied in a phased-in approach. Beginning December 18, 2017, the majority Read More

10 FAQs About the ELD Mandate Every Carrier and Shipper Should Know

March 1, 2017 Comments Off on 10 FAQs About the ELD Mandate Every Carrier and Shipper Should Know
The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate will go into effect beginning December 18, 2017. By that time, many large-scale trucking companies will have already implemented ELDs across their operation. However, many smaller trucking companies have yet to install such devices on their trucks. 1. What are some key components of the ELD mandate? Use of ELDs is Read More

Decoding Electronic Logging Device Terminology

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Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are intented to help create a safer work environment for drivers. In addition, ELDs simplify and provide accuracy for managing, tracking and sharing records of duty status (RODS). According to government regulations, ELDs must be installed or utilized on all required commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) that must maintain RODS. The ELD mandate goes into effect on Read More

Impacts of the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Rule

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On December 2, 2016, the FMCSA released its final rule on the creation of a Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse will become operational on January 6, 2020. Drivers, carriers, medical review officers, substance abuse professionals, and state licensing agencies must comply with new reporting requirements by this date. Below is a summary of the rule Read More

FMCSA Rule Extends Waiver Period on CDL Skills Testing for Transitioning Military

November 8, 2016 Comments Off on FMCSA Rule Extends Waiver Period on CDL Skills Testing for Transitioning Military
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published its final rule on waivers for CDL skills testing for transitioning service members in the Federal Register on October 13, 2016. This new rule extends the period for waiving the skills portion of the CDL exam to one year following the military member’s exit from active-duty service (the allowed Read More

Building a Company Culture around Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA)

September 19, 2016 Comments Off on Building a Company Culture around Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA)
Implementing a safety culture is a goal of every commercial carrier. At the core of any safety plan should be the Federal Motor Carrier’s Safety Administration’s (FCMSA) Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) initiative. Originally rolled out by FCMSA in December 2010, the CSA is the standard for safety practices in the trucking industry. In order Read More

FMCSA To Publish Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Rule

August 15, 2016 Comments Off on FMCSA To Publish Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Rule
The FMCSA is set to publish its Commercial Drivers License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rule on August 29, 2016 in the Federal Register. This new rule sets requirements for reporting to FMCSA on failed drug tests or refusals of drug tests by drivers. Rule requirements for carriers: Query the CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse annually Read More

Commercial Passenger Seatbelt Law Takes Effect August 8

August 2, 2016 Comments Off on Commercial Passenger Seatbelt Law Takes Effect August 8
On August 8, a new law will go into effect requiring passengers in commercial trucks to wear seat belts. Previously, only the driver was required to wear a seatbelt. This change comes after National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics revealed that 37 unbuckled passengers in commercial trucks died in crashes in 2014. One-third were ejected from the truck Read More