3 Dec 14

There’s good news when it comes for hours-of-service (HOS) rules, at least for the time being. President Obama signed a short-term funding bill last week that allows truckers to keep using the 34-hour restart without restrictions as a way to reset their on-duty hours once they ran out of available time.

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1 Dec 14

The Department of Transportation is establishing a central database called the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Carriers will be required to register their employees and report test results to the clearinghouse, which will contain all of the relevant drug and alcohol testing information for commercial drivers.

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4 Nov 16

Back in May, we asked small carriers and owner-operators if they had made the switch over to electronic logbooks. Most said that they’d wait until they’re forced to switch in December 2017, while others said that they were shopping around. But when it comes times to get one, how do you know the ELD you’re buying will be compliant?

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Nov 14

In this episode of DAT's "Runnin' Legal," we asked Gary and Jenell when and if you can use a GPS to file IFTA reports.

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Oct 25

In this episode of DAT's "Runnin' Legal," we asked Gary and Jenell explain what the minimum requirements are for a trip sheet.

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Aug 17

In this episode of DAT's Runnin' Legal, we asked Gary and Jenell for some pointers on how to save money when it comes time to pay IFTA fuel taxes.

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Jul 19

Do you lose a whole weekend when you've got to do fuel taxes? Do trip sheets and IFTA reports have you pulling your hair out? We've put together a new web series called DAT Runnin’ Legal, with our fleet compliance experts, Gary Land and Jenell Trip.

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24 May 23

The U.S. Senate still wants to change your Hours of Service, but they haven’t decided what they want to change just yet. They passed a bill that would make changes in two possible ways.

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Feb 24

A new law went into effect last month that fines shippers, brokers, or carriers who try to pressure truck drivers into violating FMCSA safety regulations.

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Feb 08

What if roadside inspections took half as long? Or better yet, what if you didn’t even have to stop? The FMCSA has been researching Wireless Roadside Inspections. Inspectors would get the info they need from a vehicle’s ELD (electronic logging device), which cut the time it takes to perform vehicle inspections.

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