DOT Information for Trucking Compliance
RoadCheck 2022 – Only 9 Days Away!
What You Need to Know. RoadCheck 2022 is almost here. If you are only hearing about this now, US Compliance Services is here to help. In this article we will cover all the important things to know about RoadCheck 2022. Why Should I Care about RoadCheck 2022? No one wants more hassle in their lives.…Read More
Preparing for a Trucking DOT Audit
Knowing that you are about to face a federal Department of Transportation (DOT) audit on your commercial motor vehicle (CMV) business is always alarming. Even if you’ve been maintaining your records and following all the rules and regulations required, it’s human nature to feel wary and nervous beforehand. Since DOT gives very little notice of…Read More
CSA Scores Explained
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) holds motor carriers and drivers accountable for their role in safety using a CSA scoring system. So, lets take a look at what is CSA:Read More
What is the Unified Carrier Registration?
Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Program The UCR program is a federally-mandated system for registering companies involved in interstate or international commerce. The agreement requires any motor carrier, broker or freight forwarder to register annually. It is essentially a state revenue program but has been established under federal law. The plan has been set in…Read More
Electronic Logging Devices, Do You Need One?
What is an Electronic Logging Device? Electronic Logging Devices, or ELD’s as they are commonly called, are an electronic version of paper logs to manage records of duty status data and hours of service. ELD’s are intended to make it easier and faster to manage and share data by synchronizing with a vehicle’s engine to…Read More
What You Need To Know About Commercial Driver’s Licenses
Operating A Commercial Motor Vehicle Driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) requires a higher level of physical abilities, knowledge, experience and skills. In order to operate certain CMV’s a driver would need to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has developed and issued standards for State testing and…Read More
Carrying a Medical Certificate for Truckers
What is a Medical Certificate? Medical certificates are issued by a certified medical examiner that will evaluate a driver to detect physical, mental, or organic conditions that will affect the ability of the driver to operate safely. Contact Our Team of Compliance Experts Call Us for a Free Consultation Buy Driver Qualification File Assistance Who…Read More
Double Check For Roadcheck 2020
Roadcheck 2020 September 9th-11th In a previous blog we touched on some of the last year’s stats for drivers and truck inspection points that put trucking companies out-of-service. With Roadcheck 2020 here now, please review the below information to make sure all of your bases are covered. Contact Our Team of Compliance Experts Call Us…Read More
FMCSA Hours-Of-Service Regulations Revision Explained
Find Out if You’re Affected and How to Comply The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has revised hours-of-service regulations for motor carriers in an effort to provide greater flexibility to drivers and employers. Hours-of-service (HOS) regulations are in place to ensure that drivers of commercial motor vehicles are not compromising the safety of themselves…Read More
Are you ready for Roadcheck 2020?
Make sure you are prepared for this year’s Roadcheck! The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be holding their annual 72-hour enforcement event, Roadcheck 2020, September 9th through September 11th. Whether you’re a veteran motor carrier, or brand new to the new industry, the following information could help save you from violations that could result…Read More
Understanding the DOT Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, mandated by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Centure (MAP-21) highway bill of 2012, effective January 6, 2020, requires registration by drivers, employees, consortium / third-party administrators, and medical review officers and substance abuse professionals. To help you assure that you as an employer remain in compliance, we…Read More
Guide to Safety Review Audits for Trucking Companies
The safety review audit is an important part of the trucking industry for several reasons, and it is nothing to fear. Being prepared, though, will ensure you make it through the examination with little trouble. Part of the preparation you need will be an understanding of about how the audit is conducted, what is required…Read More
What Is a DOT Number and Why Do You Need It?
A Department of Transportation (DOT) number is a number the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, assigns to registered commercial vehicles. All carrier vehicles that weigh more than a certain amount, carry specific amounts of paying passengers or operate between state lines require DOT numbers. In most U.S. states, local DOT requirements also apply. The legal requirements pertaining…Read More