Impact of Fleet Safety Scores

June 30th, 2023 by Channing Puls
As much as you would like to think so, there is no such thing as a quick fix when it comes to enhancing your CSA scores. The CSA system is specifically designed to identify and penalize repeated instances of non-compliance. Correcting these patterns requires a considerable investment of time and effort on your part. There…
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Periodic Inspection Requirements

June 23rd, 2023 by Channing Puls
A. Every CMV, including each segment of a combination CMV, must undergo a periodic inspection at least once every 12 months. B. At a minimum, periodic inspections must include all items listed in 49 CFR Part 396, Appendix G. Brake systems Coupling devices Exhaust systems Fuel system Lighting devices Loading devices Steering mechanism Suspension Frame…
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Avoiding Trouble: Top 5 DOT Violations

June 16th, 2023 by Channing Puls
Avoiding Trouble: Top 5 DOT Violations 1. Lighting Violations Over 588,000 lighting and reflective sheeting violations were issued in 2022, making them the most common vehicle DOT violation. These easy-to-spot DOT violations provide a wide-open invitation to all officers to visit with your driver on the side of the road for an inspection. These common…
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Ensure Safe Operations With Pre-Employment Road Testing

June 9th, 2023 by Channing Puls
Road tests are part of the initial driver onboarding and qualification process. Motor carriers must administer a road test to CMV drivers in the type of CMV they will be expected to operate for the company. Road tests ensure the applicant can safely operate the CMV to the carrier’s satisfaction. Drivers who operate CMVs in…
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