We have what we need because a truck driver brought it to us. Starting September 12th through the 18th, we celebrate the men and women whose days are long, and nights are even longer.
What is IFTA?
The International Fuel Tax Agreement started in 1983. It's an agreement between Canada and the contiguous United States (the lower 48).
The Daily Vehicle Inspection Record is done each day that a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is in use. The driver of that vehicle does this to ensure the safety of the truck before it hits the road.
Ralph wants to get home to his family as soon as possible, but he has hundreds of miles to go and needs to figure out how to avoid a 34-hour reset so he's not stuck in his truck unable to move.
Rob began driving a truck a few years ago, after the ELD mandate started. He hauls general freight and is very good about keeping up with his Hours of Service. But after the updated Hours of Service rules in 2020, he got a little bit confused on how he could use his sleeper berth split.
Whether you're new to trucking or a seasoned driver, it's always handy to know what documentation you should always have with you.
Truck drivers have a certain amount of time they are allowed to be behind the wheel. With the ELD mandate in effect the problems with ELDs are their enforcement of Hours of Service laws.
After years of slow implementation, the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) started strict enforcement April 20181.
Dave was recently pulled over by an officer with the Department of Transportation (DOT). After the officer completed his inspection, Dave noticed the data on his inspection report was different than the paper version.
Dave at first thought this was one of the problems with ELDs. What stuck out the most is he saw his Hours of Service were recorded accurately on his ELD, but on the report it says Dave violated his HOS by not taking a 30-minute break... The officer was enforcing a rule that has since been changed.
Thankfully, Dave keeps documentation of everything and can easily refute the violation and submit it supporting data.