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International Roadcheck Enforcement

CVSA’s 2019 International Roadcheck Enforcement Event to Take Place June 4-6 with Special Emphasis on Steering Components and Suspension Systems

From Idealease Safety Bulletin—May 17, 2019

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 32nd annual International Roadcheck will take place June 4-6, 2019. Over a 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers.

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FMCSA Program Would Allow CDL Drivers Under 21 to Engage in Interstate Commerce

FMCSA Program Would Allow CDL Drivers Under 21 to Engage in Interstate Commerce

From Idealease Safety Bulletin—May 17, 2019

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is requesting public comments about a potential second pilot program that paves the way for drivers ages 18 to 20 to obtain their commercial driver's license (CDL) to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.

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CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week to Focus on Speeding

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week to Focus on Speeding

From Idealease Safety Bulletin—May 17, 2019

Speeding was selected as the emphasis for this year's Operation Safe Driver week, scheduled for July 14-20 throughout North America.

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Cross Referencing of Data Can Pay Off in a Big Way

Cross Referencing of Data Can Pay Off in a Big Way

From Idealease Safety Bulletin—May 17, 2019

In a world now where we receive more data than ever before, it is important to not only read the data you receive but in certain situations to Cross Reference with other data you already have on file.

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Annual DOT Inspection

Annual DOT Inspection

The annual DOT Inspection is required of all CMV’s that have a GVWR of 10,001 lbs or more, as defined in the definition of a CMV in CFR 390.5 for interstate carriers with US DOT operating authority. For INTRAstate operators check with your state carrier enforcement for adoption of this federal regulation.

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Key Issues in Our Industry

KEY ISSUES IN OUR INDUSTRY

From Teressa Dias

Driver shortage: This will continue unabated. Some fleets are starting to put other kinds of incentives beyond signing bonuses in place. The truth is that signing bonuses have proven to be only moderately successful. We will see more things like mileage bonuses, longevity bonuses, safety bonuses and other performance-based incentives rewarding different aspects of the driver’s activity.

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Roadcheck Enforcement Event to Take Place June 4-6

CVSA’s 2019 International Roadcheck Enforcement Event to Take Place June 4-6 with Special Emphasis on Steering Components and Suspension Systems

From Idealease Safety Bulletin—May 6, 2019

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 32nd annual International Roadcheck will take place June 4-6, 2019. Over a 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers.

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FMCSA: Proposed Hours-of-Service Rule Changes Expected as Soon as June 7

FMCSA: Proposed Hours-of-Service Rule Changes Expected as Soon as June 7

From Idealease Safety Bulletin—May 6, 2019

The eagerly-awaited changes to the hours-of-service (HOS) rules in the trucking industry are expected to be announced as soon as Friday, June 7, in the Federal Register. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) began looking for input on best ways to add more flexibility to the HOS rules on August 23, 2018, and public comments on the changes were accepted through October 10, 2018. More than 5,200 public comments were submitted.

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DOT Relaunches Campaign to Deter Drivers from Going Around Railroad Gates

DOT Relaunches Campaign to Deter Drivers from Going Around Railroad Gates

From Idealease Safety Bulletin—May 6, 2019

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration have relaunched a campaign to educate drivers on crossing railroad tracks safely. The FRA has released its annual data on incidents on railroad tracks; it shows that in 2018, 336 drivers went around a gate and were struck by a train; 99 people died in those crashes – a 10-year high.

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DOT Streamlines Drug-Testing Regulations

DOT Streamlines Drug-Testing Regulations

From Idealease Safety Bulletin—April 26, 2019

The DOT made changes to its drug testing rule for safety-sensitive employees to ensure consistency with amendments made to 49 CFR Part 40, "Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs." The amendments were originally implemented in DOT drug testing in January 1, 2018. This most recent move takes a step to align each agency-specific regulation with the procedures and updates the MIS data collection form to include the term opioids rather than opiates.

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