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Compliance, ELD, Transportation

FAQs – ELDs

The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate was implemented and became enforceable on December 18, 2017.  April 1, 2018 marked the effective date for Out of Service (OOS) criteria relating to the ELD mandate.  In mid June 2018, final guidance was issued for the Agriculture Exceptions and Exemptions and December 16, 2019 – marks the date that those using Automatic On-board Recording Devices (AOBRDs) prior to the mandate’s effective date will have to make the switch to ELDs.

All of these dates and acronyms lead to a lot of questions.  Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) concerning ELDs. Continue reading “FAQs – ELDs”

Compliance, Transportation

All About IRP & IFTA

The International Registration Plan (IRP) and International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) are cooperative programs to collect and distribute registration and fuel tax revenue between member states and Canadian provinces.

You are required to register for these programs if: Continue reading “All About IRP & IFTA”

Compliance, ELD, Transportation

Annual Inspection Spree – Focus on Hours Violations – June 2018

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck, a three-day ramp up of truck and bus enforcement across North America, is scheduled for June 5-7. The year’s focus will be on hours-of-service compliance, says CVSA, due in part to the implementation of the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate. Continue reading “Annual Inspection Spree – Focus on Hours Violations – June 2018”

Compliance, ELD, Transportation

Full Enforcement of ELD Rule & Ag Haulers Extension

Beginning April 1, 2018  full enforcement of the ELD rule begins.  Carriers that do not have an ELD when required will be placed out of service.  The driver will remain out-of-service for 10 hours in accordance with the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance criteria.  At that point, to facilitate compliance, the driver will be allowed to travel to the next scheduled stop and should not be dispatched again without an ELD.  If the driver is dispatched again without an ELD, the motor carrier will be subject to further enforcement action. Continue reading “Full Enforcement of ELD Rule & Ag Haulers Extension”

Drug & Alcohol Testing

Random Drug Testing – What is a Consortium?

Consortium/Third-Party Administrators (C/TPAs) manage all, or part, of an employer’s DOT drug and alcohol testing program, sometimes including maintaining required testing records. They perform tasks as agreed to by the employer to assist in implementing the drug and alcohol testing program and to help keep the employer compliant with the DOT/FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Testing rules and regulations. Continue reading “Random Drug Testing – What is a Consortium?”

Transportation

Business 40 construction set to begin next month, congestion expected

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Delays will soon be coming to Business 40. At the end of October 2017, you will see large equipment arriving, pavement being ripped up and lane closures as the first leg of the Business 40 improvement project gets underway.

“The long-term idea of having improvements of Business 40 is wonderful, but the interim plan about what to do in the meantime is the million dollar question,” said Tara Bohley, who lived in the Ardmore area of Winston-Salem for 15 years. Continue reading “Business 40 construction set to begin next month, congestion expected”