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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

Preventing Accidents Through Technology

Is technology helping fleets stay safe on the road, or is it simply adding more distractions? From telematics to cameras, tech is a big part of many fleets' accident management solutions.

Oakley Trucking Turns to Netradyne

Oakley Trucking, Inc., a complete dry bulk transportation company with operations in 48 States and Canada, has selected Netradyne’s Driveri video devices to be installed across its entire fleet.

Keep Rolling & Stay Safe

Many fleet managers, and drivers, are burned out on tire maintenance tips. Just like tire tech is advancing, so should the ways you communicate about their value to your fleet. 

Digging into Truck Accident Management

While accident rates typically vary by fleet type, size, and overall make-up, reduced vehicles on the road and increased driver distraction impact all fleets.

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