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.
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?
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:
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.
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).
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.