Impact of the New DOT Drug Testing Panel

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The Department of Transportation (DOT) made a final ruling on new DOT panels which will go into effect on January 1, 2018. These revisions now complement DOT testing regulations with the Health and Human Services (HHS) Mandatory Guidelines that were revised earlier this year. In response to the current opioid crisis, the DOT drug testing program will now include testing for expanded opiates. Read more here!

Facts and Fiction: Understanding the Electronic Logging Device Requirement

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Implementation of the FMCSA’s electronic logging device (ELD) requirement is only a few weeks away. On December 18, 2017, all drivers that currently maintain paper logs will be required to use an ELD for hours of service (HOS) compliance.

Before the deadline, both motor carriers and professional drivers will need to ensure their operations are prepared for the ELD rule requirements.

How to Manage Driver Risk With Ongoing MVR Monitoring

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Are you concerned about your drivers operating equipment with a suspended or revoked driver’s license?

Relying on drivers to provide violation notifications or waiting until annual motor vehicle record (MVR) reviews to learn about a recent citation or license revocation may be detrimental to your business and reputation. Your ability to quickly identify new citations, unlicensed and high-risk drivers each month can be an effective tool to help reduce fines and accidents — and the costs of potential litigation, settlements or judgments.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 19% of motor vehicle fatalities involved drivers with invalid licenses.

The Future of CSA Scores

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What the National Academies of Sciences CSA Recommendations Will Mean

The ability of the CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) scoring system to accurately portray the crash risk of each individual motor carrier is still in question, which has become of paramount importance to the trucking industry as more and more people — bankers, insurers, shippers, plaintiff’s attorneys, to name a few — are looking to CSA as the final word on the safety of the fleet.