FMCSA Pre-Employment Query Compliance For 2023

Trucking companies must comply with all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules and regulations. As of January 6, 2023, this includes updates to pre-employment procedures. In particular, motor carriers must now query the FMCSA Clearinghouse to satisfy pre-employment inquiry requirements. Why Have These Regulations Changed? Motor carriers have a duty to ensure that safety-sensitive … Continue reading “FMCSA Pre-Employment Query Compliance For 2023”

Why You Need Professional DOT Compliance Consulting

The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains stringent safety standards for commercial drivers and their employers. Regardless of whether you are a new or experienced transportation service, staying up to date on the latest DOT compliance requirements can be challenging. DOT compliance consulting is an efficient and cost-effective solution that will ensure you and your employees … Continue reading “Why You Need Professional DOT Compliance Consulting”

2023 Pre-Employment Inquiry Updates

In order to help ensure safety in the trucking industry, motor carriers are required to conduct background checks for drivers. These include determining if the driver has had any previous violations related to the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) created a Clearinghouse system to improve … Continue reading “2023 Pre-Employment Inquiry Updates”

Owner-Operator Drug Test Basics

Drug testing is an important component of Department of Transportation (DOT) compliance. This is true for large and small motor carriers alike and even companies with one driver must follow these regulations. Owner-operator drug test requirements are fairly similar to other types of drivers, but there are some unique considerations to keep in mind. Industry-Wide … Continue reading “Owner-Operator Drug Test Basics”

What Happens After a DOT Violation

The Department of Transportation (DOT) oversees the regulation of trucking companies. They set rules that motor carriers must follow and failing to stay compliant can have serious consequences. Some of these situations affect individual drivers or vehicles and others affect the company as a whole. Depending on the DOT violation that occurred, your team will … Continue reading “What Happens After a DOT Violation”