CVSA Inspections roadcheck 2022

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.…

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Alcohol Awareness Month started in 1987.     A big part of the work of Alcohol Awareness Month is to point out the stigma that still surrounds alcoholism and substance abuse in general. For many, denial is a common trait among those struggling with alcoholism or alcohol abuse.1 They often underestimate the amount they drink, the…

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It’s already April, which is hard to believe in itself. But, even more astonishing are the statistics related to Distracted Driving. From 2012 to 2020 approximately 29,000 people died in the United States of America. All of which were involving distracted driving. In the year 2020 alone 8% of all fatal crashes involved distracted driving. …

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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…

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It Will Never Happen To Me! “I will never get into a crash-collision.” “I’m a super great driver.”  You may never say these words out loud. But, your brain may be thinking otherwise. And, this may cause you to unknowingly make poor choices.  The purpose of this article is to bring awareness of the prevalence…

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Owning a business is tough work. Being in the trucking industry is probably harder these days than a lot of other industries. Because of this in this article, you will learn about some very valuable FREE resources for owner-operators. SBA Whether you are a business owner, or a contract employee, the Small Business Association is…

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Cost Breakdown of gas per gallon

In the article we take a deep dive into the current state of gas prices and why gas prices continue to rise.  We explore ways to save money on your fuel expenses, including new Technologies and and resources you very well may not have heard about. Gas prices. Why are they so high right now?…

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Use of medication by CDL operators brings up understandable concerns as to whether or not certain drugs will disqualify a driver from operating a CMV. In some instances, the situation is straightforward. Drivers are prohibited from taking certain drugs, which can be legal or illegal. In other instances, it depends on the professional opinion(s) of both the DOT medical examiner and…

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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:

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Commercial Vehicle Work Zone Safety

Let’s Talk Numbers. 5% versus 33%. On the subject of commercial vehicle work zone safety, there is quite a difference between those two percentages. But let’s look at a different scenario, and weigh those numbers against each other in terms of odds at a casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. We hope you’ll pay attention to…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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 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…

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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…

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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…

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Semi truck driving into the sunset with text reading "Are You Ready For Road Check 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…

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Semi truck driving on winter road with text reading "Tips to Overcome the Truck Driver Shortage"

America is facing a shortage of truck drivers. This shortage of drivers in the trucking industry is causing retailers to delay shipments of nonessential items or to pay higher prices to ensure their goods are delivered on schedule. A large number of goods in America are moved throughout the country by truck. As the demand…

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Semi truck driving on highway with sunset behind it and text reading "What to do if you fail your DOT Physical Exam"

DOT physicals are a common aspect of the trucking industry. Before initial operation, and every two years thereafter, drivers are required to have a DOT-certified physician perform a physical examination to ensure that they are fit to operate under DOT and FMCSA regulations. But what happens if you fail this exam, and a doctor finds…

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