Category: DOT Compliance

April 13, 2016

U.S. ACCEPTS MEXICO’S TRUCK INSPECTION STANDARDS

As of this past March, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now accepting Mexico’s criteria for annual inspection of trucks domiciled there after concluding its inspection standards were comparable to the United States. The Secretariat of Communications and Transportation published the official federal inspection standards for Mexico-domiciled commercial motor vehicles more than a year…

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December 16, 2015

OPERATING AUTHORITY CHECKLIST

We’re coming up on a new year, meaning it’s a perfect time for a new you and to make one of the best decisions you can make for your changing life. There is no better time to get your DOT Authority and start a new trucking company. Being an owner operator is one thing, but…

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October 27, 2015

E-LOG MANDATE UPDATE

The final ruling to require truck operators to use electronic logging devices has been delayed. The Department of Transportation said that the ruling is now forecasted to be published on October 30th. The rule will take effect two years following the publication, the date by which fleets, owner-operators and drivers must be using electronic logging…

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August 14, 2015

Finding a Certified Medical Examiner

In 2014 an important law was implemented for all truck drivers. This law was made to keep America’s interstate CMV drivers healthy and our roads safer by requiring all interstate CMV drivers to have their medical examinations performed by a Certified Medical Examiner that is listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry…

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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…

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July 7, 2015

KEEPING SAFE ON THE HIGHWAY

Keeping safe on the highway is the most important thing a truck driver can do. Remember these simple tips that not only protect you, but also protect other drivers on the road.

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July 1, 2015

YOUR WAY TO EASY DOT COMPLIANCE

Filing your paperwork isn’t always something that’s on your mind, but it should be. Take a load off and use Progressive Reporting to get the job done.  

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June 29, 2015

UNDERSTANDING DATAQS SYSTEM

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is always updating their system to keep the roads safer. One of the more recent updates with the FMCSA is the addition of the DataQs. DataQs is an online system for motor carriers and commercial drivers to submit their concerns about publically available Federal and State data that…

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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…

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March 16, 2015

EASY DOT FOR NEW ENTRANTS

If you’re new to truck driving, you may not fully understand the DOT New Entrant Safety Audit. The safety audit is a mandatory DOT program and anyone with a DOT number will receive a safety audit within one year of receiving their DOT number What Does the Safety Audit Involve? The safety audit consists of a…

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