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FMCSA Clarifies ELD Mandate’s ‘Grandfather’ Clause and Potential Issues With Non-Compliant ELDs

By |February 28th, 2017|

Administration last week issued new guidance on the use of older logging device  that, while lacking compliance with the agency’s electronic logging device stipulations, afford carriers two extra years — until December 2019 — to fully comply with the ELD mandate.

The agency also published last week clarification for carriers whose devices turn out to be […]

No Time Like the Present to Make Repairs

By |February 28th, 2017|

A commercial motor vehicle found to be in need of maintenance at a roadside inspection has few, but precise, options before resuming operation.

In the Code of Federal Regulations, §396.7(a) states that a vehicle shall not be operated if the vehicle’s present condition is likely to cause an accident or breakdown.  Yet, there is an exception […]

EEO is the Law Posting Penalty Increasing. New Fine Could Be $534

By |February 15th, 2017|

The penalty for failure to post the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster will increase to $534 on March 2.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission published the final rule relating to the penalty increase in the Federal Register on January 31. The $9 increase is required under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of […]

5 Trucking Takeaways From Trump’s First Two Weeks

By |February 8th, 2017|

A freshly inaugurated President Trump acted swiftly upon assuming the Oval Office to take broad strikes at federal regulation on private industry. Between those actions and other orders, Trump’s pen has received a workout — and the news cycle has been dizzying.

Here are the key trucking takeaways from Trump’s first two weeks in office.

Driver training […]

It’s About Grip, Not Slip – Police Driving in Adverse Weather Conditions

By |January 17th, 2017|

We have officially entered the dreaded “winter driving season”. As police officers, we are required to drive in all types of weather.  The conditions in which we drive during the winter months can range from perfectly dry roads to rain, snow, slush, ice or any combination thereof.  Here in Northern Ohio, the road conditions can […]

FMCSA, States Using New Investigative Techniques in Carriers’ On-site Compliance Reviews

By |January 17th, 2017|

The U.S. DOT is honing the techniques it uses to perform on-site compliance reviews of trucking companies by expanding the number of interviews performed with carrier employees and checking carriers’ social media accounts.

The DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has in recent years found an appreciation for “Enhanced Investigative Techniques,” says compliance consultant Jeff Davis […]

Ford recalls 816,000 more vehicles for faulty Takata air bags

By |January 12th, 2017|

Ford is adding more than 816,000 vehicles in North America to the growing Takata air bag inflator recall.

The company says the latest callback covers the 2005-2009 and 2012 Mustang and the 2006-2009 and 2012 Ford Fusion, Lincoln Zephyr and Lincoln MKZ. Also included are the 2007-2009 Ford Ranger and Edge, the 2007-2009 Lincoln MKX, the […]

Congress Passes ‘Fix’ to 34-Hour Restart

By |December 13th, 2016|

The U.S. Congress has passed a temporary spending bill that will keep the 34-hour restart option in place for the foreseeable future.

Known as a Continuing Resolution, the legislation passed Friday evening within hours of the government needing to shut down for lack of funding. President Obama signed the bill into law early Saturday. It will […]

Protect Your Company from the Effects of Impaired Driving

By |December 5th, 2016|

Drunk driving has long posed a hazard to roadways throughout the country. When we hear the term “impaired driving”, alcohol tends to be the first substance that comes to mind, as everyone is very familiar with the phrase “Don’t Drink and Drive.” However, more recently, drugged driving is becoming an increasing problem. In fact, according […]

Teens and Drugged Driving: How to Resist Peer Pressure

By |December 3rd, 2016|

The numbers don’t lie: according to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), one in 10 high school seniors reported that they had driven a car under the influence of marijuana. In fact, 75% of those teens even say they drive better after smoking marijuana. Are you one of them?

If so, we […]