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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) declared Evaristo S. Mora to be an imminent hazard to the public on July 3, 2018. The U.S. DOT agency ordered the New Mexico-licensed driver to cease operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) following their investigation of an accident from the previous month. Reconstructing Events Leading Up to the […]

Do all of your drivers carry the proper paperwork? Is all equipment in your fleet in good condition? Have inspections and certificates been issues in the required timeframe? In this recorded webinar, we’ll cover the most common and avoidable causes for inspection occurrence and failure, including: • Brake Hose Issues • Brake Adjustment Issues • […]

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 […]

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. […]

Though federal regulations require drivers to inspect their trucks before starting their shift, some issues go unnoticed. This is because there are no standards for how long an inspection should take. A thorough pre-trip inspection should take at least half an hour. Shorter inspections can lead to overlooked problems. Overlooked Issues During Inspection Checks When […]

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) increased examination of cargo tanks is nothing new. Since January 2015, FMCSA started taking a harder look at facilities that manufacture, inspect, and repair cargo tanks. FMCSA’s findings have only strengthened their resolve. The chief of FMCSA’s Hazardous Materials Division, Paul Bomgardner, expressed disbelief at the findings. Bomgardner […]

As freight growth slows and an oversupply of shipping capacity develops, it’s having a mounting effect on profitability for large and small carriers. While an as yet undetermined number of small carriers teeter on the brink of insolvency, larger carriers are cutting their fleet size in an effort to cut costs and protect equipment utilization. […]