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DOT Safety & Compliance

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) sets strict rules and regulations for commercial motor vehicles to comply with. These regulations can change often and are often hard to understand. These articles will help you understand and comply with the ever-changing DOT rules.

Do I Need a DOT Number?

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.

Top 4 Common Regulatory Myths

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.

DOT Mandates May Apply When Using Trailers

Extra weight from trailer add-ons may push otherwise underweight vehicles over the DOT-exempt weight limit.

CBD Oils May Result in DOT-Testing Violation

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.

CDL & Non-CDL Driver’s Files: What’s the Difference?

If you employ drivers who are required to hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and regulated drivers who are not, are you aware of the differences between the two when it comes to driver qualification files?

What Fleets Need to Know About FDA's Food Transport Rules

The Food and Drug Administration regulations on the safe transport of food went into effect in 2018. The regulations apply to vehicles, operations, driver training, and records.

Safety & Compliance

General Motors Recalls More than 740,000 Pickup Trucks

Two recalls impacted more than 740,000 trucks including certain 2015-2016 model-year GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado trucks as well as 2017-2019 models equipped with the 6.6L Duramax engine and optional heater-block cable.

The Future of Operational Safety in a Remote World

As safety managers continue to build a culture of safety within their organization, they can’t overlook the importance of training, communication, and ongoing coaching when introducing any new technology.

Ford Recalls 2021-MY Super Duty for Crash Risk

Affected vehicles are equipped with front-wheel hub extenders that were not properly tightened by the supplier. This condition may result in the tire and wheel assembly detaching from the front axle, increasing the risk of a crash.

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