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    Marc Moncion

    Marc is the Head of Safety. Compliance & Regulatory Affairs for Fleet Complete. Marc is an author and industry subject matter expert that has worked in numerous senior transportation management roles for over 25 years, including an Inspector for the MTO. Marc Sits on several Federal/State/provincial regulatory bodies and frequently provides commentary on emerging technology, best practices and regulatory affairs. In addition, Marc is a commercial driver's licence (CCD) holder and can drive all types of commercial vehicles in North America.

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    I'm switching to work for a new motor carrier. How should I handle my prior 7 days' RODS?

    March 11, 2019

    Dear Marc,

    I am starting work for a new motor carrier. What is the best way to present my prior 7 days records of duty status?


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    11 States Waive Trucking Regs Ahead of Hurricane Florence

    March 06, 2019

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    The scope of damage projected by Hurricane Florence has resulted in 11 States now waiving trucking regulations ahead of the landfall. This includes Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware, along with D.C.

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    Can Oilfield Company Operate Under The Oilfield Exemption Even When Not Hauling Oil Products?

    February 17, 2019


    Dear Marc, I used to work at a company that used the 24-hour Restart under the Oilfield Exemption rule even when not transporting oil. Can oilfield companies operate under the Oilfield Exemption rule even when not hauling oil commodities, like shingles, hay, coils and other? Thanks for your insight!

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    Given a warning: not having my trailer plate number on top of the daily log and the inspection portion. Am i required to do that?

    February 13, 2019

    Dear Marc,

    We have been notified by DOT inspectors in Northern Ontario that we are required to have the trailer plate number in the top of our Elog and not only in the inspection portion. We received a warning and were told that the next time it will be a $385.00 fine. Would you be able to please clarify?

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    Facility Audit in Ontario - How is Preventive Maintenance Measured?

    February 01, 2019

    We are demystifying how a Facility Audit is managed in Ontario and, more specifically, how the vehicle preventative maintenance (PM) profile is scored. 

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    Backgrounder - U.S. DOT Compliance Review (C.R.)

    January 22, 2019

    As a former DOT Auditor, I can attest to the fact that being selected for a Compliance Review (C.R.) is not always the most pleasant of experiences for a motor carrier. That being said a C.R. of a motor carrier’s safety program records could be relatively issue free if the motor carrier’s management team and staff understand the regulations that they are subject to, and what records an Auditor will expects to review during the C.R.

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    Backgrounder - Canada ELD Mandate

    January 04, 2019

    With the ELD mandate in full effect in the United States, the Government of Canada has unveiled a draft of its own ELD plan north of the 49th parallel. As you will note below, the proposed regulations on electronic logging devices has a number of similarities with the U.S. mandate in terms of the overall purpose and specifications.

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    Much like the case with the U.S. ELD rules, the electronic logging regulations in Canada will apply to federally regulated motor carriers and commercial drivers of trucks and buses.

    Some provincial jurisdiction may adopt the federal rules by reference, or may elect to follow the strategy of some U.S. States by adopting an ELD mandate at a later date. No further information is known on such timelines at time of writing.

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    Transport Canada announced the new regulations on December 18, 2017, which coincidentally occurred on the same day that ELD compliance formally came into effect in the U.S. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has also allowed a phased in compliance based on specific circumstances.

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    Key Takeaways On ELD Mandate From Drivers And Carriers

    December 17, 2018

    There has been a lot of mixed feedback from the field with regards to the ELD adoption. Some love it, some hate it, some are trying to keep their heads above the water. The response from fleets on the subject of the ELD rule-making highly depends on the carrier, the hauling destination, and the type of business.

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    How Do Bad Driving Conditions Reflect On HOS?

    December 04, 2018

    ‘Tis the season of bad weather and adverse driving conditions that can affect your Hours of Service. Here is what to expect and what to do in your BigRoad app when you encounter such weather.

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    Do You Have A Backhaul Strategy To Avoid Unladen Miles?

    November 20, 2018

    Backhaul is a very commonly used term in the trucking industry. Truckers are able to make more money with these types of loads. Leveraging backhaul helps optimize their cargo-carrying opportunities to reduce unladen miles in order improve bottom line when running a trucking business.

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