It’s likely you’ve already heard of the rule prohibiting acts of coercion designed to get truck drivers to somehow violate or bend safety regulations. It went into effect in January, and operators have been driving under it ever since. The rule is officially called “Prohibiting Coercion of Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Rule,” this regulatory measure … Read moreHow To Operate Trucking Effectively Under The Umbrella Of The Coercion Rule
Welcome to our final look into preventative maintenance. So far, our in-depth series has provided you with a comprehensive introduction of what preventative maintenance is, and why it’s so important. Today we will bring you the final word on what the federal government has to say about vehicle maintenance. Although ensuring you are properly maintaining … Read moreRegulatory Requirements Surrounding Preventative Vehicle Maintenance And Inspections
Have you heard of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) regulation governing driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIRs)? Complying with them is supposed to be a simple task. To comply, they outline four simple steps: Truck drivers must conduct a pre- and post-trip inspection. Truck drivers must record all safety-related vehicle defects. Truck drivers must … Read moreHow Electronic DVIRs Can Streamline Trucking Operations?
Can you believe it has been over five years since the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) safety-monitoring system was rolled out? You would think everyone would be used to it right now, yet it still it bedevils many a fleet manager. Fortunately, we’re here to dissect it for you. CSA is a complicated structure. It has … Read moreIs There An Easy Fix For Trucking Companies Safety Profiles?
Have you heard? By 2017, truck operators will be federally mandated to use an electronic logging device (ELD). The rule will officially go into effect on December 16th, 2017. While many fleets are already volunteering to switch, if for nothing else than to utilize the benefits of this technology, the new rule will put a … Read moreDetails On The New ELD Mandate For Truckers
Here at QuickTSI, we want to take a long term look at the basics of the trucking industry, how it is regulated, what sort of qualifications you must meet, and the various terms that you must understand if you want to get into the industry. This is going to be a long term project and … Read moreWelcome To The Trucking Industry
We’ve all heard a story or two. An older truck driver unexpectedly feels a tightening in his chest and difficulty breathing. But in this case, it isn’t a heart attack. Said trucker goes to his doctor upon returning home and is told he has a blood clot in his lungs, three clogged arteries, and a … Read moreThe Case For Proper Trucker Health
We’ve had tires on the mind lately. Whether we’ve been pondering the unfortunate and undervalued retread or discussing the vices and virtues of low-rolling-resistance tires, we write about rubber. Now the discussion moves on from individual types of tires to the tire as a whole. Fuel mileage is a hot topic on everyone’s mind, and … Read moreThe Evolution Of The Tire
There’s been a lot of talk floating around about how to get potential truck drivers through the door. From laid off oil workers, to women and veterans, these days it seems like almost anyone is up for grabs. With no real answers in sight, it appears the Feds may be about to take some unilateral … Read moreCould Lowering The Eligible Truck Driving Age Fix The Employment Squeeze?
There’s more to compliance than just the cost of doing business. While accounting, payroll, or expense mistakes might cost someone a job, problems with compliance could put an entire company out of business. As regulations become more expansive, fleets are increasingly trying to find new ways to handle the burdensome level of meeting and tracking … Read moreHow Are Third-Party Companies Helping Fleets Handle Compliance?