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

On the 10th of December 2015, a 516-page ruling was released by the United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that requires all truckers operating in the USA to completely change how they account for their hours of work. This article discusses how and why this new law was enacted, how the new electronic logging devices will work, and why now is the right time to introduce this legislation that reduces paperwork for truckers in the industry and increases their safety. >> 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

We’ve heard a lot about the benefits of adopting electronic logging technology, especially now that the ELD mandate is in effect. What we haven’t heard much about, however, is the potential backlash which could come as a result of this legislation. It is important that fleet managers understand both sides of the narrative so that they can make the best decisions for their fleet. >> Continue Reading