Are you still using AOBRDs? Are you unhappy with your current ELD? If so it may be time for you to make a switch! Continue reading “AOBRDs – Are You Ready to Make the Switch to 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”
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”
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”
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”
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?”
If your motor carrier company was audited by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a division of the US Department of Transportation or DOT) would your Driver Qualification (DQ) files pass? Continue reading “Driver Qualification (DQ) Files & the FMCSA”
Definition of HACCP
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is “a systematic approach to the identification, evaluation, and control of food safety hazards.” Proper implementation of HACCP systems provides the framework to produce foods safely and to prove they were produced safely.
Continue reading “Introduction to HACCP”
Nearly 1,700 trucks were placed out-of-service for brake-related and other violations during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Day on Sept. 7.
President Trump’s nominee to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said he expects the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate to go forward, but would have an “open-door policy” for concerned stakeholders.