Trucking is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the United States. With its robust safety guidelines and numerous checks and balances, the Department of Transportation (DOT) uses every resource at its disposal to keep trucking companies in line when it comes to operational and road safety. This article explains how DOT safety ratings work, how they are determined, why it’s important to get the best rating for your business, and how to do so in a cost-effective way. >> Continue Reading

The annual Department of Transportation (DOT) inspection can be a potential stumbling block for both newly established and experienced motor carriers. Annual DOT inspection audits are costly and time-consuming to prepare for, especially if, like most businesses, you’ve spent the year focused on customer satisfaction and meeting internal goals. Motor carriers know full well what it means to receive an “unsatisfactory” rating on the annual compliance audit—blacklisting from potential clients, increased insurance costs, poorer industry reputation, and lost profits. >> Continue Reading

The new mandate concerning ELDs has been in the works for decades. Now, with a new mandate having been passed and deadlines for compliance rapidly approaching, it’s time to look at the new laws and what they mean for the trucking industry. This blog talks about the new ELD mandate, explaining how and why it came to exist and who will be most affected by this new law. ELD legislation promises to change the trucking industry from top to bottom. In this article, we explore how this will be done. >> Continue Reading

With the new electronic logging device (ELD) mandate having just been signed into law, the word that’s on the lips of everyone in the trucking industry is compliance. Each role has ELD compliance guidelines associated with it, and everyone has the responsibility of understanding what is required for them to stay on the right side of the law. This article discusses some of the guidelines for compliance from the perspective of truck drivers and motor carriers and will help ensure that you’re doing things right when it comes to the new ELD mandate. >> Continue Reading

Although the date of compliance for the ELD mandate issued by the Department of Transportation will not come until the end of 2017, this almost-halfway point between the mandate’s date of issue and the date of compliance is a valuable one for your fleet. And, whether you are fully invested in this electronic transition or if you plan to go into it kicking and screaming, now is the time to prepare or the switch. >> Continue Reading

An important part of managing a construction site includes maintaining compliance with regulatory authorities, local ordinances, and site-specific customer requirements. It is up to site supervisors to convey any restrictions to the team on-site, but enforcing these restrictions is not always a simple task. Using a GPS vehicle tracking system to ensure compliance will help make employees accountable for their actions, and help ensure that managers maintain a compliant work site. >> Continue Reading