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July 23, 2015
KEEPING UP GOOD HYGIENE ON THE ROAD
The trucking lifestyle makes it challenging to keep and stay clean and hygienic, however, much like all careers, appearing professional is part of the job, especially if you are an owner operator. Unfortunately for drivers, paying for showers is expensive, rest stop bathrooms can be dirty or inaccessible and finding the time for personal maintenance…
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.
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.
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…
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…
May 12, 2015
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM AN IFTA AUDIT
States audit 3-10% of all companies with IFTA licenses each year. Your chance of having an IFTA audit is much higher than the likelihood of an IRS tax audit. As an IFTA licensee, you have to do more than just file your quarterly return to be in full compliance with the agreement. The most common…
For many company drivers and owner operators, understanding the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) does not come easy. Drivers who understand the purpose and history of IFTA feel as though they can make more informed decisions that can lead to increased profits and more savings. Before IFTA, drivers had to purchase fuel permit for each…
April 29, 2015
GRUB ON THE GO FOR MOTOR CARRIERS!
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…