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Whether you operate a small fleet of light-, medium-, or heavy-duty units, or are merely the owner of one truck wanting to ensure you adhere to the law, knowing if you can need a DOT number can be confusing.

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Short-Haul Exceptions to the Rule

Those who travel short distances with their commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) often wonder if they are subject to the same Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) as over-the-road trucking companies.

Checked Your Lug Nuts Lately?

Checking the lug nuts on a commercial motor vehicle should be a part of a Daily Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR). Indicators of a loose lug nut could be shiny metal or new rust. If the lug nut is less than hand-tight, the rim could come off.

Facts of Cargo Load Securement

A review of federal regulations will help develop cargo/load securement policies to ensure cargo carried in company vehicles is transported safely, efficiently, and free from damage.

How to Ace a DOT Safety Review

Federal regulators are pushing stricter enforcement of complex vehicle safety regulations. Staying up-to-date with the mandates help commercial fleets avoid heavy fines or shut-downs for noncompliance.