Downgraded Safety Rating

September 29th, 2023 by Channing Puls
DOT safety ratings mirror a motor carrier’s adherence to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) at the time of the FMCSA audit that determined the rating. In cases where an audit uncovers significant non-compliance, the carrier will be assigned an Unsatisfactory rating, leading to the eventual closure of the carrier’s operations. Additionally, beyond the…
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Making Safety a Priority

September 22nd, 2023 by Channing Puls
Fleets of all sizes recognize the paramount importance of safety within their operations. This universal understanding stems from a fundamental desire to protect the valuable assets within their fleet and the well-being of their employees and customers. However, there is a significant divide in how fleets approach safety. Some forward-thinking fleet managers and business owners…
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Pre & Post-Trip Inspections: Windshield Defects

September 16th, 2023 by Channing Puls
Just because you have the ability doesn’t mean it’s advisable to operate with defects. While inspections hold significance, being proactive after an inspection is even more important. Once you identify a defect, it’s imperative to fill out a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) and refrain from operating until you possess a work order confirming its…
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Happy Driver Appreciation Week!

September 12th, 2023 by Channing Puls
With Driver Appreciation Week upon us, it’s the perfect moment to pause and reflect on the incredible dedication, resilience, and hard work of drivers. Without a doubt, they are the driving force behind every company’s success! From maneuvering through challenging road conditions to ensuring timely deliveries, drivers go above and beyond, day in and day…
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Situational Awareness: Know your surroundings

September 8th, 2023 by Channing Puls
Situational awareness and understanding your immediate surroundings are undeniably important, as is the ability to respond effectively to any potential threats within your vicinity. However, what takes precedence?  Your path of travel. Knowing your destination and what lies ahead is paramount. While factors like maintaining a fifteen-second lookahead, ensuring a six-second following distance, preserving space,…
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