FMCSA Hours of Service Overview

FMCSA Hours of Service Overview

The maximum time that drivers are permitted to be on duty is outlined in the FMCSA Hours of Service (HOS) regulations. This includes travel time, as well as the quantity and frequency of breaks. These regulations enable truck drivers to operate safely and...
Fall Driving Safety Tips for Truckers

Fall Driving Safety Tips for Truckers

During the fall we can expect cooler temperatures, stunning foliage, shorter days, and the start of several holidays including Thanksgiving and Christmas. Beyond that, this time of year also happens to be the busiest for the transportation sector. Our truck drivers...
The Importance of Annual DOT Clearinghouse Queries

The Importance of Annual DOT Clearinghouse Queries

In order to check for new infractions, motor carriers are obligated to run queries on all new drivers and once a year on all of their existing drivers. The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is the name of the online database that is utilized to carry out this activity....
Tips to Minimize Unsafe Driving Behaviors

Tips to Minimize Unsafe Driving Behaviors

The Unsafe Driving BASIC is one of seven categories that the FMCSA uses to determine how a motor carrier ranks relative to other carriers in its CSA initiative. As a driver, your performance directly affects your carrier’s CSA ranking.All roadside inspection...
UCR Registration Season Is Officially Here

UCR Registration Season Is Officially Here

Since the UCR (United Carrier Registration) is a requirement for all motor carriers, if you haven’t filed yet this year, you should do so right away. You will encounter numerous legal problems and be subjected to a fine if you’re an unregistered motor...
How to Prevent Truck Crashes

How to Prevent Truck Crashes

According to a recent study, nearly 90% of all truck accidents are caused by human error and are, in most cases, avoidable. This demonstrates how critical it is for truck drivers to take the necessary precautions to avoid accidents in the first place. Tips for...
How to Get an MC Number

How to Get an MC Number

A division of the Department of Transportation, the purpose of the FMCSA is to keep injuries and commercial driver road incidents to a minimum. Transportation companies that meet certain criteria must apply for operating authority, also known as an MC number,...
Registering for a USDOT Number

Registering for a USDOT Number

Employers are required to register their commercial motor vehicles with the FMCSA to obtain a USDOT number. Vehicles that must register for a USDOT number are those used in interstate commerce and fall into one of the categories below: Have a GVWR of 10,001 pounds or...
What’s a BOC 3 Filing?

What’s a BOC 3 Filing?

If you’re a transportation company in the United States you must file a BOC-3 with the FMCSA before you’re permitted to legally operate. So, if you’re a motor carrier, broker, or freight forwarder and plan to conduct business across state lines...
Medical Certification Requirements for CDL Drivers

Medical Certification Requirements for CDL Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a rule change in the hopes of removing unfit commercial drivers from the roadways. According to a recent Government Accountability Office report, in just over a year, 563,000 commercial drivers’ licenses...