ELD, is it time to buy yet?

There is currently a buzz word that you have undoubtedly heard if you are running buses, and that is ELD.  I have heard from many people telling me about the ELD options they are looking at, and wonder why.  Most limo companies won’t even need them. In broad terms, if your company operates vehicles placarded for 9+ people, at the airport, you need to maintain DOT hours of service records,…

e-Logs

Implementation of e-Logs

e-Logs Industry experts are predicting a legal mandate to be released this year that will require all FMCSA regulated companies to transition to ELDs (electronic logging devices) within the next two years.  While the rule has yet to be finalized, we believe transitioning to e-Logs now provides a more efficient and accurate method of verifying hours of service, and will allow a more fluid transition to ELDs.   This article…

Logs and Non-CDL drivers, What are the options?

Logs and Non-CDL Drivers If you’re reading this, I’ll assume your goal is to be safe and compliant.  One of the hardest areas for most of our industry clients is the implementation of hours of service tracking (LOGS), for non-CDL drivers who operate vans or limos.   Please do not use the 100 Air-Mile Exception without reading our FAQ Page.   As we’ve covered earlier, any driver operating a van…

International Roadcheck 2015

What is International Roadcheck 2015? Since 1988 federal inspectors across North America have teamed up for the annual CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) 72-hour safety blitz every summer.  This year the event runs from June 2nd through the 5th.  During this period on average 17 vehicles will be inspected every minute for 72 straight hours.   With most inspections being level 1 inspections on both vehicle and driver. Are your drivers…

DQ-File-Checklist

DQ File Checklist

DQ File Checklist For a printable DQ file checklist click here! Upon being audited one of the first things an inspector will want to see is a companies driver qualification (DQ) files. There is a good reason for this; it is typically the place where they can find the highest violation rate among carriers. Why is this, they tell you exactly what needs to go it these files so why…

Driver Vehicle Inspection Report

Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) What is a DVIR? A Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) is a record of inspection done on commercial motor vehicles in accordance with 396.11. This report is required for all passenger carrying commercial motor vehicles falling under the purview of the FMCSA. A recent exemption for the recording of satisfactory inspections does not apply to passenger carriers. When should an inspection be done? An inspection should…