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FMCSA to Embark on Nationwide ELD Implementation Tour

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  • July 19, 2017 /
  • by Andrew /
  • eld compliance, eld implementation, fmcsa compliance, trucking risk, trucking safety /
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By December 18 of this year, fleets must update their commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) ruling on Electronic Logging Devices (ELD). This means all carriers must transition from paper logs and software to an approved ELD. Carriers that utilize Automatic On-Board Recording Devices (AOBRDs) have until
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ELDs May Alter Transport of Refrigerated Cargo

Small fleets and independent drivers are responsible for most fresh food and produce deliveries. Experts predict the fast-approaching electronic logging device (ELD) ruling will hit these shipments the hardest. This type of shipment was already under pressure due to a high demand for organic and ethnic produce. ELDs present a new hurdle that may change
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared Simranjeet Singh Sandhu, a North Carolina-licensed driver, an imminent hazard to public safety. The U.S. DOT agency ordered Sandhu to cease operating commercial motor vehicles (CMV) immediately. New York Collision Extends to New Jersey Rest Stop In the early hours of March 27, 2017, Sandhu was driving his
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CMV Dimensions & Regulatory Compliance

Federal standards for commercial motor carrier size focus on a vehicle’s weight, length, and width. These standards have existed since 1956 to preserve the integrity of highways built with federal funds. The country also has an interest in ensuring the safety, productivity and mobility of freight commerce. Oversight of state enforcement of heavy truck size
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FMCSA to Study Flexible Sleeper Berth

Current hours of service (HOS) regulations for sleeper berths set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) require commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to take eight consecutive hours in the sleeper berth plus two consecutive hours in the sleeper or off duty before going back on duty. Drivers may use a combination of sleeper
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Top 10 Ways to Prevent Truck Driver Fatigue

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  • June 13, 2017 /
  • by Andrew /
  • driver fatigue, trucking risk, trucking safety /
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One of the most pressing problems in the trucking industry today is fatigued driving. In research conducted by The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), 52 percent of 107 single-vehicle accidents involving heavy trucks were fatigue-related; in nearly 18 percent of cases, the driver admitted to falling asleep. According to a 2014 presentation by the FMCSA using
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Pre-Trip Inspection: Are Your Drivers Missing These Important Checks?

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  • June 5, 2017 /
  • by Andrew /
  • commercial rig inspections, transportation risk, trucking risk, trucking safety /
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A driver can’t expect their vehicle to stay in good working order if they don’t perform routine inspections and maintenance. Having a fine tuned vehicle provides a number of safety benefits and can add years to a vehicle’s usability. While federal regulations require drivers to inspect their trucks before starting their shift, some issues go
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FMCSA Declares J&L Trucking an Immanent Hazard

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  • May 30, 2017 /
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) declared Alabama-based J&L Trucking an immanent hazard to public safety after completing a federal investigation. J&L trucking was a two-truck operation that transported general freight. FMSCA delivered their order to the company on April 24, 2017. The accident that prompted the investigation occurred on March 28, 2017. A
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Is E-Commerce a Boon or a Burden for Trucking?

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  • May 18, 2017 /
  • by Andrew /
  • transportation news, trucking and e-commerce, trucking industry news /
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The e-commerce industry has exploded in recent years. The convenience outweighs the cost of shipping for most buyers, especially when they can receive free shipping by purchasing over the order minimum. This massive upswing in online purchases has a direct correlation to an increased need for freight trucks. On a surface level, this seems like
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Regulatory Limbo: Untangling the Future of Trucking Regulations

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  • May 11, 2017 /
  • by Andrew /
  • fmcsa regs, transportation regulations, trucking news, trucking regulatory compliance /
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President Trump’s mandate to remove two existing regulations for every new ruling has caused a slowdown for implementing trucking regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) major initiatives, such as electronic logging devices (ELDs), will go into effect on schedule. Other regulations, however, remain in limbo. They will likely receive substantial modifications before going
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