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FMCSA’s Proposed Safety Fitness Determination Rule

The current safety rating system will be replaced with something much different, according to an announcement on January 15, 2016 from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The rule change comes on the heels of the release of the Final Rule for Electronic Logging Devices. The next changes will replace the current three-tier federal[…]

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DOT Recordable Accidents – What They Are and Why They Matter

Not all accidents are created equal. While that may seem obvious, it may be more complicated than you think. While every accident can impact your bottom line, DOT recordable accidents can have a major impact on your business. Here’s why. What is a DOT Recordable Accident? Carriers are required to keep records of an accident[…]

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4 Common Trucking Accidents and How to Avoid Them

The fact that commercial trucks get into accidents out on the highways, back roads, and other roadways across the United States is no surprise. The actual numbers, however, may shock you. In 2013 alone, there were 3,900 fatal crashes involving commercial trucks, 73,000 crashes with injuries but no fatalities, and 265,000 accidents that involved only[…]