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

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

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

  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 ...
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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?

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 ...
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Facility Audit in Ontario - How is Preventive Maintenance Measured?

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.)

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 ...
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Backgrounder - Canada ELD Mandate

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, ...
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Key Takeaways On ELD Mandate From Drivers And Carriers

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 ...
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How Do Bad Driving Conditions Reflect On HOS?

‘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 ...
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Do You Have A Backhaul Strategy To Avoid Unladen Miles?

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 ...
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