Category: DOT Compliance

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.

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August 27, 2018

The Biennial Update: When to Update Your MCS-150

If you already have your operating authority, your trucking company is good to go, right? Not quite. If you’ve been in the trucking industry for a while as an owner operator or the owner of your own company and you have a USDOT number, you are required by the FMCSA to participate in the biennial…

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April 12, 2018

ELD News Update

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a press release that outlined an update to the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule. Here are the highlights of that press release and how it could affect your trucking company. Non-ELD Compliant Drivers Will Be Put Out-of-Service Starting April 1, 2018, any driver that is not compliant…

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April 13, 2016


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


Looking to start your own trucking company? Today is the day to start to make the one of the best decisions of your 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 getting your own authority is a whole…

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October 27, 2015


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


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 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


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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