RoadCheck 2022 – Only 9 Days Away!

What You Need to Know. RoadCheck 2022 is almost here.  If you are only hearing about this now, US Compliance Services is here to help.  In this article we will cover all the important things to know about RoadCheck 2022. Why Should I Care about RoadCheck 2022? No one wants more hassle in their lives.…

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List of Drugs that Will Disqualify You from Operating a Commercial Motor Vehicle

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Use of medication by CDL operators brings up understandable concerns as to whether or not certain drugs will disqualify a driver from operating a CMV. In some instances, the situation is straightforward. Drivers are prohibited from taking certain drugs, which can be legal or illegal. In other instances, it depends on the professional opinion(s) of both the DOT medical examiner and…

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Electronic Logging Devices, Do You Need One?

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What is an Electronic Logging Device? Electronic Logging Devices, or ELD’s as they are commonly called, are an electronic version of paper logs to manage records of duty status data and hours of service. ELD’s are intended to make it easier and faster to manage and share data by synchronizing with a vehicle’s engine to…

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What You Need To Know About Commercial Driver’s Licenses

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Operating A Commercial Motor Vehicle Driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) requires a higher level of physical abilities, knowledge, experience and skills. In order to operate certain CMV’s a driver would need to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL).  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has developed and issued standards for State testing and…

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Carrying a Medical Certificate for Truckers

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 What is a Medical Certificate? Medical certificates are issued by a certified medical examiner that will evaluate a driver to detect physical, mental, or organic conditions that will affect the ability of the driver to operate safely.  Contact Our Team of Compliance Experts Call Us for a Free Consultation Buy Driver Qualification File Assistance Who…

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Double Check For Roadcheck 2020

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Roadcheck 2020 September 9th-11th In a previous blog we touched on some of the last year’s stats for drivers and truck inspection points that put trucking companies out-of-service. With Roadcheck 2020 here now, please review the below information to make sure all of your bases are covered. Contact Our Team of Compliance Experts Call Us…

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FMCSA Hours-Of-Service Regulations Revision Explained

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Find Out if You’re Affected and How to Comply The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has revised hours-of-service regulations for motor carriers in an effort to provide greater flexibility to drivers and employers. Hours-of-service (HOS) regulations are in place to ensure that drivers of commercial motor vehicles are not compromising the safety of themselves…

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Are you ready for Roadcheck 2020?

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Make sure you are prepared for this year’s Roadcheck! The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be holding their annual 72-hour enforcement event, Roadcheck 2020, September 9th through September 11th. Whether you’re a veteran motor carrier, or brand new to the new industry, the following information could help save you from violations that could result…

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Tips to Overcome the Truck Driver Shortage

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America is facing a shortage of truck drivers. This shortage of drivers in the trucking industry is causing retailers to delay shipments of nonessential items or to pay higher prices to ensure their goods are delivered on schedule. A large number of goods in America are moved throughout the country by truck. As the demand…

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What You Need to Do if You Fail Your DOT Physical

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DOT physicals are a common aspect of the trucking industry. Before initial operation, and every two years thereafter, drivers are required to have a DOT-certified physician perform a physical examination to ensure that they are fit to operate under DOT and FMCSA regulations. But what happens if you fail this exam, and a doctor finds…

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