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2020 FMCSA Hours of Service Rule Changes

Drivers could begin operating under the new HOS regulations on September 29, 2020 after the rule was debuted on May 14, 2020.

There are 4 major changes:

1. Short-Haul Exception
2. Adverse Driving Conditions Exception
3. 30-Minute Break Requirement
4. Sleeper Berth Provision

Using ELD Data For Driver Scorecards

ELD or the telematic data from the device that connects to the trucks computer should be formatted to highlight both efficiencies and deficiencies in simple customizable reports and the best data management plan will measure the data over time to show trends and measure results. This is as simple as a Driver Scorecard for your fleet.

New Venture

This video blog covers the many questions new entrant trucking companies ask when starting a new venture.

Safety Rating Upgrade

Have you received an Unsatisfactory or Conditional rating from FMCSA? Have you received a notice of claim after a DOT audit? In this video you will hear from our Project Coordinator, Hoyt, who oversees the 100’s of safety rating upgrades Compliance Navigation Specialists successfully completes annually.

FMCSA Clearinghouse Registration Guide: for Employers

In this video, we walk through the simple step-by-step employer (and owner-operator) registration process in order to create an FMCSA CDL drug and alcohol Clearinghouse account.

CNS Clearinghouse Registration Guide: For Drivers

In this video, we walk through the simple step-by-step driver registration process in order to create an FMCSA CDL drug and alcohol Clearinghouse account.

IFTA and IRP audits: ELD or electronic record keeping requirements

With all the the IFTA and IRP audits, Compliance Navigation Specialists is discussing the requirements to stay compliant with Electronic Record Keeping.

What is a DOT Physical Exam?

CNS is now offering appointments for DOT physical exams. The service will be provided at CNS headquarters, located at 38 Copperfield Circle, Lititz PA 17543 as well as onsite exams across Pennsylvania for fleets. The service will also extend to Pennsylvania School Bus medical exams.

PA State Police Roadside Enforcement Update

At the CNS and NIS annual 2020 trucking safety conference, the Pennsylvania state motor carrier enforcement unit discussed the most recent statistics of inspections, out-of-service results, Pennsylvania crash history, how the state ranks with other states, the top driver and vehicle violations, and top driver and vehicle OOS violations.

The DataQ Process

At the CNS and NIS annual 2020 trucking safety conference, the PA state police motor carrier enforcement division talked about the DataQ process and what successful DataQ challenges look like. 

The State of the Trucking Insurance Industry

At the CNS and NIS 2020 Trucking Safety Conference in January, we had Dennis Beecher, CE Course Coordinator with Interstate Insurance Management, Inc, join us to speak on the trucking insurance industry and what underwriters look for that can help or hurt insurance premiums. This is Part 1 in our video series.

Drivers: What Underwriters Look For In The Trucking Insurance Industry

At the CNS and NIS 2020 Trucking Safety Conference, Dennis Beecher, spoke about what underwriters look for that can help or hurt insurance premiums. This is Part 2 of the video series that covers a deep analysis of driver age, driver experience, driver accident/violation history, and driver turnover.

Losses: What Underwriters Look For In The Trucking Insurance Industry

At the CNS and NIS 2020 Trucking Safety Conference, Dennis Beecher, spoke about what underwriters look for that can help or hurt insurance premiums. This is Part 3 of the video series that covers a deep analysis of how past loss history is an indicator of future loss potentials.

DOT Safety Compliance: What Underwriters Look For In The Trucking Insurance Indus

At the CNS and NIS 2020 Trucking Safety Conference, Dennis Beecher, spoke about what underwriters look for that can help or hurt insurance premiums. This is Part 4 of the video series that covers a deep analysis of why industry and insurer data supports a strong correlation between safety scores and crash potential.

Insurance Management Strategies For The Trucking Industry

At the CNS and NIS 2020 Trucking Safety Conference, Dennis Beecher, spoke about what underwriters look for that can help or hurt insurance premiums. This is Part 5 of the video series that covers a deep analysis of overall insurance management strategies.

Can You Pass a Future DOT Audit Successfully?

Every year you can be subject to an audit performed by the DOT where they might inspect a single aspect of your company or take a comprehensive look at your company’s overall safety and compliance.

 

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DQ File Checklist

Motor carriers are required to maintain a qualification file for each of their drivers. The following checklist will help to complete each driver qualification file.

If you need further assistance, you can call us at 1.888.260.9448

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Driver Qualification File Checklist

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CLEARINGHOUSE REGISTRATION GUIDE

This ebook will walk through the step-by-step
employer registration process in order to create an FMCSA CDL drug and alcohol Clearinghouse account.

This Clearinghouse database account is where employers will search for or authorize pre-employment or annual driver drug and alcohol testing results for DQ file and hiring process requirements.

If you need further assistance, you can call us at 1.888.260.9448

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Clearinghouse Registration Guide

Download the complete Clearinghouse Registration Guide
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WHAT TO BRING FOR DOT PHYSICAL EXAM?

A DOT physical, also called a CDL physical, is a test of your general health, mental and emotional well being and is a requirement that is mandated by federal law for anyone planning to drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).

Passing a DOT physical exam will ensure that a CMV driver is fully equipped to handle the physical demands of operating a commercial vehicle, including the long driving hours, hectic and exhausting schedules, and the stress that goes along with it.

If you need further assistance, you can call us at 1.888.260.9448

CNS IN THE NEWS

CCJ | DOT’s Clearinghouse faces a key test as fleets will likely flood the system in the coming weeks

November 4, 2020 - In January, due to ongoing technical issues, many fleets and drivers had to wrestle with the Clearinghouse platform to register and use the system. Since then, and with updates by FMCSA to the platform, it’s operated smoothly. However, the Clearinghouse faces another pivotal test in the coming weeks, with like hundreds of thousands of fleets and drivers going to the site for the first time to register their user accounts and perform required queries. Fleets are required to check the system to see if any of their drivers might have failed a drug test elsewhere without their knowledge.

Overdrive | Clock’s ticking for independents to run their required self-check in Drug Clearinghouse

November 02, 2020 - This screenshot from the initial Clearinghouse registration page pops up a notice (in the bottom right-hand corner in this photo) telling independent owner-operators they will need to register as employers within the Clearinghouse system. These prompts are intended to help owner-operators establish their accounts as both employers and drivers within the Clearinghouse.

Waste Advantage Magazine | Major CDL Clearinghouse Deadline Approaching or Face Fines

October 29, 2020 - Do you remember the beginning of 2020 when the crash of the FMCSA’s CDL Clearinghouse website caused registration confusion? The launch was supposed to be a smooth process as companies had three months prior to register. But few did. As a result of so many people attempting to register through the website at the last minute, the website was overloaded and crashed, causing registration errors and quick fixes just to get people in the system.

CCJ | With driver drug testing facilities struggling to stay afloat, DOT considers enforcement leniency

July 8, 2020 - “The most important thing for randoms is scheduling ahead of time,” said Luke Kibby, director of marketing at Compliance Navigation Specialists. Some collection sites have stopped accepting walk-ins all together, he said, whether for random testing or pre-employment screenings. CNS’ network of around 5,000 collection sites hasn’t seen any closures, though Kibby said he’s heard it has been an issue industry-wide.

Lancaster Online | This is the Trucking-reg compliance firm set to construct $3M HQ in Manheim Townshipheading

May 30, 2019 - Compliance Navigation Specialists, which keeps truckers and trucking companies in compliance with complex federal regulations, said Tuesday it…

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