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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. 

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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.

How eDocuments Benefit Work Truck Fleets

Electronic documentation offers intriguing benefits for service fleet operators seeking a better way to maintain driver and vehicle records and meet DOT, legal, and regulatory standards.

FMCSA Regulatory Reform Is Real, With a Caveat

Under the Trump administration, regulatory activity at the FMCSA has decreased – but enforcement activity has increased, according to Dave Osiecki, president of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, speaking at a session during the Trimble In.Sight user conference.

DOT Lists Highway Projects to Receive $1.5 Billion in Grants

The Department of Transportation has notified transportation-related committees of Congress which projects it has selected to receive approximately $1.5 billion in grant funding under the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects program.

Lack of Research Keeps Lid on Federal Truck GVW Limit

An advisory panel of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine has issued an interim report on the research it will recommend be completed before consideration is given to raising the federal 80,000-pound weight limit for trucks.