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Donald Jerrell

Recent Posts by Donald Jerrell:

Who Do the New Hours of Service Regulations Apply To?

DON JERRELL
HNI Associate Vice President 

Topics: Transportation

Possible Delay to Hours of Service Implementation? Not Likely...

DON JERRELL
HNI Associate Vice President

News of a Capitol Hill meeting on Hours of Service regulations set for next week has inspired some "wishful thinking" among motor carriers hoping for a delay in the July 1 implementation date.

Topics: Transportation

Annual Roadside Inspection Blitz is Coming June 4-6

DON JERRELL
HNI Associate Vice President

In less than a week, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will conduct its annual 72-hour roadside inspection and law enforcement blitz. Are your drivers ready for the inspection blitz, to be held June 4-6?

Topics: Transportation Safety / Compliance

The FMCSA's Agenda and What Motor Carriers Should Be Aware Of

DON JERRELL
HNI Associate Vice President

At the National Tank Truck Carriers annual conference last month, Anne Ferro, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, touted the results of CSA and outlined her agenda for the coming months. Here's a look at the key points motor carriers should be ready for:

Topics: Transportation Safety / Compliance

FMCSA Eliminates Requirement for Drivers to Report Convictions

DON JERRELL
HNI Associate Vice President

As of May 28, interstate truck drivers and bus drivers no longer will need to report out-of-state traffic convictions to their home-state licensing agency.  Drivers still must report a conviction to their employer within 30 days of the conviction, however. 

Topics: Transportation

4 Frequently Asked Questions about FMCSA Hours of Service

DON JERRELL
HNI Associate Vice President

Rest and work in the transportation industry — aka  FMCSA hours of service — are heavily regulated and can be confusing.
 
The Hours of Service of Drivers Final Rule was published in 2011. Some regulations went into effect in February 2012. The remainder of the FMCSA hours of service rules are planned to go into effect July 1, 2013.  [Click here for a link to a FMCSA hours of service summary.]
 
Topics: Transportation

Mandatory Electronic Logging Devices Likely Delayed until 2016

DON JERRELL
HNI Associate Vice President

Topics: Transportation

Think updating your MCS-150 every 2 yrs is good enough? Maybe not...

DON JERRELL
HNI Associate Vice President

A few of our transportation clients in Wisconsin have reported an issue renewing their plates that we thought others would like to know about.  The FMCSA requires all motor carriers to update their Motor Carrier Identification Report (MCS-150) every 24 months – but as a participant in PRISM, Wisconsin and many other states now require this to be updated when renewing your IRP plates (every year). 

Topics: Transportation

Reducing Driver Turnover: Why Do Good Drivers Quit?

Transportation companies who have controlled their driver turnover (one of the biggest wicked problems in the industry) recognize that closing the back door is as important as opening the front door.  If you are going to be successful in retaining drivers, then you need to understand the reasons drivers are leaving their jobs, both at your company and at your competitors’ companies. 

Topics: Transportation