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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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Tips on How to Deal With Driver Fatigue

Tips on How to Deal With Driver Fatigue

From Idealease Safety Bulletin—April 26, 2019

Plenty of statistics exist to show that driver fatigue contributes to accidents when commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) are involved. Among the informational nuggets from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA):

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Driver Daily Vehicle Inspections

Driver Daily Vehicle Inspections

From Idealease Safety Bulletin—April 26, 2019

The Drivers Daily Vehicle Inspection (DVIR) is part of a driver’s daily responsibility to protect themselves, the motoring public, and the equipment they operate. But does your driver know the difference between a “defect” and a “safety sensitive” defect?

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10 Tips to Keep Your ACERT Truck Engine Running

It is important that you understand the unique procedures involved in properly maintaining an ACERT engine—this information will keep you from wasting valuable business time over failure due to neglected maintenance. The following list will address ten tips to prevent costly repairs to your ACERT engine-equipped truck and to avoid the associated downtime.

Keep it Clean and Mind Your Fluids:

"Ten Tips to Keeping Your Caterpillar ACERT™ Engine-Equipped Truck Running, Profitable, and Out of the Repair Shop"

by Matt Torrence
Daniel Williams
 

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Review about the International HX.

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Gaming Fuel Economy

Gaming Fuel Economy
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By Tom Bagwell & Patrick Carpenter

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Idealease Core Values: Expertise

Idealease has the expertise to create transportation solutions for commercial fleets of all sizes. We employ the most seasoned and tenured truck leasing and truck rental professionals. They can show you how our fleet services and dedicated maintenance can help reduce the risk and costs associated with commercial truck operations and fleet management.

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Idealease Core Values: Responsiveness

For companies across North America who want to manage their business, not their commercial truck fleet management challenges, Idealease offers the most responsive, fully integrated truck leasing, truck rental, fleet services and dedicated maintenance solutions.

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