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Hazardous Materials: How do they affect off duty breaks and duty statuses?

When taking a break while hauling hazmats, make sure you're doing it right! Understanding how to rightly claim the right duty status is already crucial if DOT ever inspects ...
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Logging Hours on an ELD and Non-ELD Deployed Vehicle

A reader of Marc's Safety Corner and customer of BigRoad recently asked an interesting question. How are Hours of Service (HOS) recorded when you have two vehicles – one that ...
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Episode 2 of Marc's Safety Corner Ride-A-Long: What to expect at an inspection station during Roadcheck

At the beginning of June this year, Department of Transportation (DOT) in the U.S. and Ministry of Transportation (MTO) in Canada held a national Roadcheck event. I ventured ...
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Are Drivers Required To Log ALL On/Off Duty Switches?

Dear Marc, after reading the blog, "Are drivers required to show when they stop for fuel on their BigRoad driver logs?"  I am wondering about flagging every on/off duty switch. ...
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Do You Know What Different CVSA Inspection Levels Mean?

If you look at your inspection report and see Level I or Level VII, do you know what it actually means for you? Given that the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) ...
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Are drivers required to log fuel stops on their BigRoad driver logs?

Dear Marc, Are my drivers required to show when they stop for fuel on their BigRoad driver logs? Question submitted from a NASTC Customer
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For Ontario drivers that start at 9:00 PM nightly...

Dear Marc, For Ontario drivers that start at 9:00 PM nightly and finish at 10:00 AM the next day, do they have to complete another DVIR at midnight? Question submitted from ...
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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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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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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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