What is Form BOC-3
One of the many things we specialize in at www.uscomplianceservices.org is Form BOC-3 and understanding the rules and regulations the FMCSA requires all motor carriers, brokers, and freight forwarders. Brokers who are registering for the first time must apply for broker authority with the FMCSA via the Unified Registration System (URS) as of December 12,…Read More
Biennial Updates: When To File?
Biennial Updates are one of many pieces of paperwork operators must frequently manage. Luckily for you, US Compliance Services is here to help! The FMCSA collects and stores information about every commercial vehicle. This information is tied to your DOT Number. The FMCSA can levy fines if you fail to update or provide inaccurate information.…Read More
DOT Number: Do You Need One?
It’s easy to get confused with all the regulations surrounding DOT number requirements. Luckily, US Compliance Services is here to help guide you through the red tape and make the process seamless. The FMCSA is the governing body under the Department of Transportation in charge of commercial vehicle safety. They set the regulations for commercial…Read More
Underride Guards: NHTSA Mandate
NHTSA announce mandatory underride protection for truck trailers. “NHTSA’s priority is the safety of everyone on our roads,” said Dr. Steven Cliff, NHTSA’s Administrator. “This new rule [mandatory underride guards] will improve protection for passengers and drivers of passenger vehicles while also meeting a critical mandate from Congress under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.” https://www.nhtsa.gov/press-releases/underride-protection-truck-trailers Crash-collisions…Read More
Speed Limiters: Are They Beneficial?
FMCSA announced federally mandated speed limiters. The National Roadway Safety Strategy identified speed as a significant factor in fatal crashes and speed management as a primary tool to reduce serious injuries and fatalities. https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/speed-limiters Limiting commercial vehicle Crash-Collisions has always been the primary goal of the FMCSA. Obviously every owner-operator has this same idea in…Read More
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
Alcohol Awareness Month
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…Read More
Distracted Driving Awareness Month
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. …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
It’s Crash-Collision not Accident
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…Read More
Free Resources for Owner-Operators
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…Read More
What is up with Gas Prices?!?
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?…Read More
List of Drugs that Will Disqualify You from Operating a Commercial Motor Vehicle
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…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
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…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