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Percentile

What’s a percentile in the SMS?

If you’re in the trucking world, there are a lot of terms and numbers used by the SMS (Safety Measurement System) when it comes to talking about a carrier. Especially when it comes to safety records. Interpreting these things can be a struggle. For example, one major component of these safety scores is the percentiles. … Read more

CDL restrictions

What restrictions can be placed on a CDL?

If you are a commercial motor vehicle driver, you know all about the CDL. The licensing requirements are pretty strict. You know that you can get endorsements added to your CDL. But what about the opposite situation – what about the restrictions that can be placed on your license? Here are some of the restrictions … Read more

Bridge strikes

Why are bridge strikes and GPS connected?

Truck drivers are on the roads a lot, of course, and they use GPS (as we all do) to get around. There are also stories about trucks hitting bridges if they don’t have enough clearance. So, how are the two related? At first glance, they might not seem to be connected. However, there could be … Read more

CDL Test

5 things to know about the CDL test

Trucking is a serious field, which is why a lot of training and a lot of practice is required. There is also a serious test that the prospective truck driver has to pass, and it consists of the knowledge test and the skills test. These are both very important. It’s best to be prepared before … Read more

Our Roads Our Safety

What is Our Roads, Our Safety?

The roads and highways are shared by a lot of different vehicles – passenger cars, motorcycles, large trucks, buses. And city streets can also feature pedestrians and cyclists. There are so many people using the roads to get where they need to go. According to the FMCSA, over 12 million commercial motor vehicles are registered … Read more

Motor Carrier Safety Planner

4 things to know about the Motor Carrier Safety Planner

In the trucking world, there are a lot of regulations you need to follow. The FMCSA is a big deal, and it’s important to know all about the regulations you need to follow. It’s definitely in your best interest to keep your business in compliance. But as we mentioned, there are a lot of regulations … Read more

Work zones

6 tips for driving a truck in work zones

If you drive a truck for a living, being safe on the road is crucial. You need to be constantly paying attention and taking care while operating a CMV. Your truck is just so much bigger than a passenger car. And work zones can be particularly hazardous. If there’s road work going on, that requires … Read more

Safety Measurement System data

How do I see Safety Measurement System data?

It’s important for motor carriers to keep up with their SMS information (Safety Measurement System). The SMS is how the FMCSA ranks motor carriers’ safety performance. You need to keep up with your data, but how can you as a user access your SMS data so you can keep an eye with what’s going on … Read more

Drug and alcohol violations

3 things to know about drug and alcohol violations in Clearinghouse

Clearinghouse is still a relatively new thing in the trucking world. Employers and drivers may still have questions about it, particularly when it comes to reporting driver violations and return-to-duty information. That seems like a big deal. We’ll answer a few questions about driver drug and alcohol violations and reporting information. We’ll break down some … Read more