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What is a Logbook?

Nov 22, 2022 8:41:52 PM / by Jacquelyn Pack posted in Electronic logging device, ELDs, Logbook, Hours of Service, HOS, Personal Conveyance

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Truck drivers have been using records of duty status (RODS) for over eighty years now. In the past, drivers would fill out a physical logbook for their RODS. But nowadays this is done with an electronic logbook since it can keep better track of your data and hours-of-service (HOS) rules. 

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What You Need to Know About Obtaining an Overweight Permit

Oct 28, 2022 2:37:27 PM / by Jacquelyn Pack posted in Air Scale, Overloaded, BIT Air Scale, Gross vehicle weight, Fines

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What is the maximum axle weight for trucks?

By federal regulations, a load is overweight when it is: 

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What is Personal Conveyance and How Far Can You Drive On It?

Oct 17, 2022 2:35:26 PM / by Jacquelyn Pack posted in Safety, Well Being, FMCSA, Hours of Service, HOS, Personal Conveyance

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Personal conveyance can be helpful when used correctly, from finding a safe haven or getting a bite to eat. It is important to your hours of service records that you properly log your time. However, your carrier may wonder what the limits are and if you have a say in it when it comes to your policies. Being able to use personal conveyance is an ELD requirement that you should know about.

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7 ways to extend the life of your fleet vehicles

Oct 6, 2022 12:16:00 PM / by Jacquelyn Pack posted in Safety, Maintenance, Idle, Trucking, Fleet, Well Being, Business Management

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You want to get the most out of your fleet vehicles, avoid unscheduled downtime, and keep them as long as possible. Here are some tips on how to lengthen the longevity of your vehicles and avoiding maintenance issues that generate DOT fines.  

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FMCSA announces $80M to go toward safety grants

Sep 22, 2022 3:02:08 PM / by Jacquelyn Pack posted in Safety, FMCSA, DOT, News

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On September 13th, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced $80,714,223 will be going toward grant awards.  

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