Podcast: Hours of Service Updates on Personal Conveyance and Agriculture

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Welcome to our Quarterly Update podcast, produced in conjunction with the American Trucking Associations (ATA). In this episode, Dan Horvath, Director of Safety Policy for the ATA, discusses the recently released personal conveyance guidance and also some guidance related to the agricultural community. Specifically, the episode will discuss some situations when personal conveyance can be used […]

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.

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.