Two federally mandated driver forms were revised recently, and the new forms must be used for a motor carrier to be compliant.
Each year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provides a list of the top acute and critical violations discovered during agency investigations. Shared are the top ones found.
As most drivers and carriers resume normal operations, documenting the use of waivers is essential for future reference.
Motor carriers that operate smaller commercial motor vehicles are subject to several areas of safety compliance. Does this include the International Registration Plan (IRP)?
Motor carriers must request two types of Clearinghouse queries, pre-employment and annual, to learn of FMCSA testing violations and milestones in the DOT return-to-duty process and follow-up program. The top five common questions are answered.
Since violations are often few and far between, motor carriers may not fully understand their reporting responsibilities. Medical review officers (MROs), substance abuse professionals, and motor carriers provide the data necessary to populate the Clearinghouse.
The safety performance history records request (SPHRR) offers a glimpse into an applicant’s possible unsafe behaviors while at another motor carrier. After 15 years, it still generates several questions.
An unfavorable compliance review can result in a public relations nightmare, high insurance rates, and difficulty in attracting quality drivers. But motor carriers have an opportunity to ask for a do-over.
Unlike the general workforce, the application for a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operator must contain specific information to be compliant with §391.21. And, being diligent with the form can help you ensure you have the most qualified employees.
Despite the three-year lead time of the final rule, the CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is on track to launch Jan. 6, 2020. The top five questions are answered.
Training on the operational differences between AOBRDs and ELDs is a critical component of the plan to help reduce the frustrations your drivers and operations department may experience on the first few days of your ELD launch.
Several common misunderstandings of motor carrier safety regulations resurface year after year. Some seem plausible and even have a hint of truth. Nevertheless, these common myths are just that — myths.
Use of THC is forbidden for a regulated driver, no matter the source. As a result, medical and recreational marijuana and some CBD oils, even if legal under state law, are federally banned.
As of Nov. 19, drivers with a stable insulin regimen and properly controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus may be medically certified to drive commercial trucks.
A systematic preventive maintenance (PM) schedule makes sound business sense and keeps drivers safer on the road.