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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 U.S. 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 U.S. DOT number can be confusing.

Top 4 Common Regulatory Myths in Fleet

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.

When Do DOT Mandates 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

June 2024 is Safety Month: Is Your Fleet Ready?

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has designated June 2024 as "Automotive Service Professionals Month (ASPM)." And the National Service Council has named June "National Safety Month."

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