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A driver’s job security depends on having a low Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) score. This score reveals drivers’ abilities to comply with safety regulations and their overall safety. While some violations are minor and will not have a massive effect on drivers’ scores, others carry a significant punch. Below are some of the biggest violations […]

A driver’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) score plays a significant role in his or her ability to find and keep trucking jobs. If that driver has a history of traffic violations or a less than optimal CSA score, he or she will have a hard time finding quality employment. What is a CSA Score? The […]

Join Encompass Risk Solutions and industry expert Ken Lacey as we discuss the growing challenge of recruiting and retaining talent in the transportation industry. How do you stack up against your competitors? How strong is your retention rate? We’ll cover a number of critical issues, including: * Capacity vs. Available Customer Freight * Evaluating Online […]

As the trucking industry continues to struggle with driver shortages experts are turning their gaze to gig jobs. Gigs are cash-only opportunities that are not only lucrative but are starting to entice truck drivers away from their main profession. While under the table work may seem unlikely to provide long-term stability, it provides numerous benefits […]

Technology is making it possible for trucking fleets to outsource some or all of their compliance processes, thereby improving the value chain of their business. The shift comes from various tech-enabled services designed to enhance the compliance processes of fleets. Many fleets are utilizing outsourced services due to the increasing cost and complexity of regulations. […]

Engineers in the trucking industry have spent decades working on reinventing the wheel for commercial trucks. Their goal is to create wheels that are tough, lightweight and rust proof. The biggest trend in new wheels is using aluminum instead of steel for the upgraded wheels. The main reason to switch to the new material is […]

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is set to go into effect December 18, 2017—two years after the U.S. DOT agency announced the ruling. Despite this extensive period to prepare, several fleets and independent drivers have yet to install a compliant ELD. With time running out, drivers are scrambling […]

The Electronic Logging Device Mandate goes into effect December 18, yet many organizations are still unprepared. Have you selected a specific device? Have you developed an implementation plan? Have you ensured that your device and driver behaviors will be compliant with new FMCSA regulatory standards? Join Encompass Risk Solutions and industry expert Ken Lacey as […]

Now truck drivers can manage their alertness, anywhere, anytime with the invention of the SmartCap. The SmartCap looks like a baseball cap, but the technology under the cap measures brainwaves that calculate the level of fatigue of the its wearer. The SmartCap will notify truck drivers when they are getting tired, helping them stay awake […]

Winter is usually the most dangerous time to be on the road, with conditions often inducing more than the average number of trucking-related accidents and collisions. Frosty temperatures, snow, and slippery roads can impair a commercial operator’s abilities, leading to incursions that increase your commercial truck insurance rates. Fortunately there are many precautions that can […]