What Fleets Need to Know About Food Hauling Rules

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What Fleets Need to Know About Food Hauling Rules

            Since September of 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires any trucking company hauling food for consumption (human and animal alike) to comply with the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule (STF). STF’s aim is to provide accountability for all steps of transporting food from farms

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What is the TRALA 8 Day Rental Exemption?

            There is some confusion among motor carriers regarding commercial vehicle rentals. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) exempts short-term rentals from needing to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) due to the duration of usage. Drivers who fall under this exemption may continue to use paper records of duty

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Summer Driving Safety

School is out for the summer! The long winter has finally ended and kids & teens across the country are free from school days. For the trucking industry summer means the opposite of freedom, for this is the busy season. There are many variables to be concerned with whilst driving in the summer, especially as

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Preventing Fleet Fraud

Fleet fraud is costly. A staged accident or injury claim by an employee can mean expensive payouts and increased insurance premiums, so it is essential that your business take steps to prevent and detect employee fraud. Anti-fraud measures and internal controls can and should be designed and customized for each individual organization based on its

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National “SmartPark” System Could Save Industry $4.4 Billion Annually

Could a national “SmartPark” initiative for the trucking industry become a reality soon? Pilot programs that give truckers real-time information about parking availability are well underway in Tennessee and Michigan. The goals of the projects are to reduce driver fatigue, better adhere to hours of service requirements, and improve drivers’ work conditions. Commercial truck drivers

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New FDA Rules & Regulations and Impact on Motor Carriers

Highlights of the Proposed Rule Specifically, the proposed rule would establish requirements for: Vehicles and transportation equipment: The design and maintenance of vehicles and transportation equipment to ensure that it does not cause the food that it transports to become contaminated. Transportation operations: The measures taken during transportation to ensure food is not contaminated, such

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Timeline for 5 New Rules & Regulations Coming in 2015 for Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL)

Driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle requires a higher level of knowledge, experience, skills, and physical abilities than what is required to drive a non-commercial vehicle. Hence, CDL drivers are held to a higher standard when operating any type of motor vehicle on public roads. The Commercial Driver’s License Information System (CDLIS) is a nationwide computer

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