November 20, 2018
Changes Coming to IRP Enforcement and Apportioned Plates
There are big changes coming to IRP enforcement, making it much easier for your company to get caught if you aren’t up-to-date on your registration. Learn more about what’s changing and how it affects you and your trucking company.
October 25, 2018
The Consequences of Hiring a Bad Driver
In other industries, a bad hire can only mean wasted time and money on training. In the trucking industry, bad hires can cost a lot more than that. If you hire someone who isn’t qualified to drive a commercial vehicle or has a history of reckless driving, it can hurt both your company and other…
July 30, 2015
IS GETTING A HAZMAT ENDORSEMENT WORTH IT?
The Department of Transportation defines a dangerous item as, any solid, liquid or gas that can harm people or anything else in the environment. The government regulates most dangerous goods by forcing companies to label containers carrying dangerous goods with specific symbols, making it clear what it contains. Dangerous goods are commonly called hazardous materials…
June 1, 2015
TOP DRIVING DISTRACTIONS
As a truck driver, you spend the majority of your life on the road. Unfortunately, that sometimes means distractions. Progressive Reporting wants you to stay safe on the road. Know what you should look out for with the top driving distractions infographic below.
May 20, 2015
CSA SCORES HURT CARRIERS AND DRIVERS
With the publicity surrounding the newest app for public data and rankings in the Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) program, more carriers are being deemed unsafe when they’re actually very safe. This is often because carriers can receive a high score every time there is a crash, even if it’s not the Commercial Motor Vehicle…
April 14, 2015
UPGRADING YOUR SAFETY RATING
If you have a conditional or unsatisfactory safety rating, it’s time to start thinking about safety upgrade requests. Having a poor rating is a serious situation that is costing you thousands of dollars in increased insurance rates and lost revenue, you should take action immediately. At Progressive Reporting, we have helped many happy clients get their…
February 26, 2015
WHAT IS THE SAFETY FITNESS DETERMINATION?
Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provided more insight into what motor carriers can expect from the Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) rule. The SFD is the third part of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program that began almost a decade ago. Once the Safety Fitness Determination rule is published, the FMCSA will have the…
January 23, 2015
FMCSA GETS GRANTS FOR SAFETY
The Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) recently announced the availability of a $30 million in state grants to improve transportation safety. This grant comes from two annual programs, each that are design to strengthen commercial vehicle safety. The goal of this grant is to modernize the technology infrastructure, making it more efficient to collect and…
November 14, 2014
Updating Your Conditional Safety Rating
You can request a safety upgrade at any time if you’ve taken the appropriate action to fix what caused your rating of “Conditional” or “Unsatisfactory.” To request a safety rating upgrade, the DOT requires a specific format. Here’s what you should do to update a “Conditional” safety rating. 1. Submit a Safety Management Improvement Plan…
October 7, 2013
WHAT IS MY CSA SCORE
Knowing what a Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) score is and what it can mean for your trucking company is crucial to keeping your business on the road. Your CSA score can determine how often your company will be pulled for inspections and help the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) decide if your company is…