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Inspections are a part of the job for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. Either a police officer or department of transportation (DOT) inspector will assess all relevant parts of the CMV to ensure it is in good working order and is safe to operate on the road. There are six types of DOT inspections CMV […]

The trucking industry underwent significant alterations in 2017. Major regulations came to pass, protesters tried to stymie rulings, and the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate went into effect. To understand what to expect in the coming year, fleets need to reexamine what transpired in the preceding year. The following are the biggest changes within the […]

Knowing the roads is a significant part of a commercial driver’s job. This knowledge can help drivers decide which detour to take to avoid traffic or bad weather. It can also help save their lives. For example, Interstate 4 in Florida is the most lethal highway in the country. It racked up 1.25 deaths per […]

With the driver shortage problem spiraling from bad to worse, it is no surprise the trucking industry is looking for new ways to fill the gap. The industry has taken some significant steps to improve the appeal of the job by increasing pay, time spent at home, and benefits as well as trying to entice […]

Fleet managers have a lot of information to juggle. Safety measures, vehicle maintenance, and more command much of their to-do lists. However, while fleet managers may not give fuel options much thought, they should take the kind of fuel their vehicles use into consideration as well. High-quality diesel provides several benefits that can improve the […]

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issues imminent hazard out-of-service orders to drivers and companies that commit egregious and/or numerous safety violations. FMCSA issues these orders to protect the motoring public from harm. Despite clear safety regulations, trucking companies and drivers continue to commit a multitude of infractions. FMCSA Uncovers the Truth About Driver’s […]

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 […]