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fuel efficiency

Fuel Efficiency Best Practices for Fleets

Improving the fuel efficiency of a company’s fleet of vehicles can have many financial and environmental benefits, especially with fuel prices on the rise. Fuel can be one of the largest and most difficult expenses to predict and control. Therefore, it’s important for vehicle fleet managers to conserve fuel, maximize efficiency and reduce vehicle emissions by implementing fuel-efficient policies, technology, and maintenance strategies.

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Truck Insurance Filings

A Guide to Truck Insurance Filings

Commercial truck filings are an integral part of the truck insurance process. Filings are essentially proof that you’re complying with the federal and state requirements of operating a commercial vehicle. As you may know, having the minimum required liability coverage is required by law.

If you think about it, our truckers haul billions of dollars worth of goods every year. This puts a lot of trucking companies, shippers, and manufacturers at risk. Therefore, the government wants to verify that you’re operating with the necessary coverage to mitigate those risks.

This is where state and federal filings come into the picture. There are certain criteria you must meet before you’re required to show proof of insurance where you’re doing business. The whole thing can get pretty complicated considering many truckers transport goods all over the country.

In this article, we’ll discuss the instances where you’ll need to submit a federal and state filing. Let’s get started.

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international roadcheck

When’s the CVSA’s 2022 International Roadcheck?

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck is scheduled for May 17-19, 2022. The International Roadcheck is an annual, three-day enforcement initiative that emphasizes the importance of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) and driver safety through a blitz of high-visibility roadside inspections across North America.

This enforcement program is the largest in the world. In fact, an average of 15 commercial vehicles are checked every minute during this 3-day event. Typically, these inspections are conducted at temporary sites, weigh and inspection stations, and on roving patrols.

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dataq request

What’s a DataQ Request?

As a motor carrier, it’s crucial you know how to manage inspection reports and violations. After all, the goal of every trucking business is to protect their CSA score. Therefore, if you wish to challenge a violation, you’ll want to submit a DataQ request.

In this article, we’ll explain the benefit of DataQ requests when it comes to inspections, accidents, and other driving violations. Also, we’ll share how to properly submit your request. Let’s begin.

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driver qualification violations

The Top Driver Qualification Violations

As a motor carrier, you’re responsible for maintaining up-to-date files on all your drivers and implementing stringent procedures. Still, many trucking businesses find it challenging to manage the FMCSA requirements, leading to confusion, hefty fines, and penalties.

This problem is primarily due to clerical error, oversight, the driver withholding the information, or they aren’t aware of current FMCSA requirements. Unfortunately, failing to stay up-to-date on your driver qualification files (DQF) directly impacts your fleet’s safety rating. 

Therefore, keeping complete DQFs can help you avoid common driver qualification violations. Here we’ll discuss the top four driver qualification violations and how to avoid them.

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top 5 load boards

Top 5 Load Boards for Truckers

If you’re a trucker, you might start your day by checking for loads online. Most owners, operators, or drivers have a limited budget and search for load boards that are easily accessible and affordable. However, finding the ones that generate well-paid loads consistently is often challenging and overwhelming, with tons of online options.

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