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Trucking Safety & Compliance (11)

Learn more about driver drug and alcohol screening, driver qualifications, safety insights, and how to remain in compliance in the Trucking Industry. 

Jul 12

Loading Dock Safety Tips For Truckers and Warehouse Workers [Infographic]

Accidents happen, but the last place you want them to happen is in your warehouse. Accidents and carelessness on the loading dock can lead to damaged goods and lost time, as well as serious injuries and costly lawsuits. The vast majority of accidents that occur on loading docks and warehouses could have been avoided if only those involved followed the proper safety procedures.

Feb 06

5 Tips To Optimize Driver Retention [SlideShare]

Retaining experienced drivers is something all carriers worry about. The rigors of trucking cause many qualified over-the-road drivers to burn out. But, there are some simple tips carriers can follow or pass along to encourage drivers to maintain a more balanced lifestyle while on the road.

Jul 28

FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Testing Program Regulations [SlideShare]

The DOT and FMCSA drug and alcohol testing program regulations can be confusing. This is especially true if you're starting a new trucking company or are in a new safety position. If you're looking for training resources, this presentation is for you.

Feb 07

Top 10 Acute Motor Carrier Violations In 2016

We took a close look at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) data. We were able to reveal the top 10 acute motor carrier violations nationwide in 2016. This list will give you some insight to learn from the mistakes of other motor carriers. This will help you take corrective action before they're discovered during an audit. 

Dec 07

Five Things About Drug Testing For Owner-operators Most People Won't Tell You

Commercial owner-operators have some loopholes when it comes to drug testing. They need to be disciplined and have self-control. If they're self-employed, how do they meet the Department of Transportation's drug testing requirements?  

Dec 07

Why The CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Will Save You Hours

If you haven't heard, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) made a big announcement. They're establishing a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers. This will be known as the CDL Clearinghouse. So, what does this mean for employers regulated under the FMCSA? 

Dec 06

Seven Great Blogs About Trucking Safety

If you're a safety manager in the transportation industry it's a relief to have help from others. We scoured the web and put together the best blogs we could find for trucking and driver safety. Subscribe to any of these for the best tips for truck driver occupational safety and health. 

Dec 05

The Quickest Overview Of FMCSA Drug And Alcohol Testing Regulations

The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) drug and alcohol testing regulations are around 127 pages long. For any transportation manager in the trucking industry, that’s a lot to process. Luckily, we put together the quickest overview ever. 

Dec 02

The Most Common Safety Violation For Trucking In Texas [Infographic]

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released their Safety Management System (SMS) snapshot report on August 26, 2016. We decided to take a closer look to find out the most common motor carrier safety violations in Texas. After all, it is our home state.

Nov 30

Six Reasons When To Drug Test CDL Drivers

Do you manage CDL drivers that operate a Commercial Motor Vehicle? If so, you need to know the six official reasons when to drug test your drivers. These will keep you in compliance with the Department of Transportation and help you maintain a drug-free workplace.