Did you get brake checked? When you get 'brake checked' your caught off-guard...kind of like during the surprise brake inspection program held by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) a few months ago! The CVSA has just released the results from this unannounced brake check program. A total of 6,128 inspections were conducted during this blitz - were you one of them?
Tue, Jul 26, 2016
We've all heard the old saying: it's better to be safe, than sorry. This is especially true in the trucking and transportation industry. As a driver, your personal commitment to safely operating your commercial motor vehicle (CMV) has a huge impact on others including your fleet and other road users. We've pulled together five tips to help you operate safely during the busy summer months.
Thu, Jul 21, 2016
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducted their 29th annual International Roadcheck program from June 7-9, 2016. During this 72-hour period, 10,000+ CVSA-certified inspectors conducted inspections across North America with a special emphasis placed on tire safety. The results for Canada have been released - check out the infographic below for details. Results for the United States are expected in September.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016
Electronic logging devices (ELDs) are changing the way that the trucking industry operates - impacting everyone from drivers to fleet owners and shippers. As with any change, people are hesitant and reluctant at first (which we've seen with ELDs). But, did you know about all of the benefits ELDs have to offer you? Making the switch early, could save you a lot of time, money, and hassle in the long run!
Tue, Jul 12, 2016
Over 4 million commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspections are conducted annually in North America. We all know what an inspection is (some of us know this better than others). But...do you know what’s actually involved in the each of the seven different inspection levels? Find out!
Fri, Jul 08, 2016
We all know about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's safety compliance and enforcement program (CSA). But...do you know what's involved in the ranking process? A lot of people don't! We've broken it down for you so you can keep an eye on your score and achieve your CSA goals.
Tue, Jul 05, 2016
The only effective way to stay ahead of the DOT is to make sure you have the confidence to pass roadside inspections. There are no shortcuts in safety and compliance - but there are things you can do to make running a compliant operation easier for you and your fleet!
Thu, Jun 30, 2016
Woooooo! The first official long weekend of summer is finally here! Our Canadian users will be celebrating Canada Day on July 1 and our U.S. users will be celebrating Independence Day on July 4. Everyone loves a long weekend...especially cargo thieves!
Wed, Jun 29, 2016
On Monday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment of 2015 interim final rule (IFR) to the Federal Register. So? You might be in for a surprise next time you get pulled over - many fines for federal safety regulation violations have increased...a couple have decreased too!
Thu, Jun 23, 2016
A year ago a friend of mine quit his company driver job at a well-known trucking company to become an owner operator. At the time, I thought he was crazy! He was giving up a stable paycheck, a guaranteed run, benefits, and more to follow his dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Little did I know, he put a lot of planning and research behind his decision which ultimately helped him become the successful owner operator he is today. Over the weekend he shared his top 5 tips for things to consider before becoming an owner operator with me.