1 Mar 13

The 2013 version of the 34-hour restart rule required drivers to be off-duty for two periods from 1AM to 5AM before they could go back to work, and they restart could only be used once per week.[More]

11 Feb 16

One of the executive orders that President Donald Trump issued early on in his presidency stated that for every new regulation added to the books, two existing regulations had to be taken off. There have been some questions as to how that order will apply to rules that have already been published but are not yet in effect.

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7 Jan 26

For months the trucking industry has been prepping itself for new regulations from the FMCSA that would’ve done away with MC numbers and all other docket numbers. Instead of using MC numbers, carriers were going to be identified solely by their DOT number. In order to do that, everyone was going to have to start using something called the Unified Registration System (URS).

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Jan 19

Keeping up with trip sheets and hours-of-service logs can suck up a lot of your time. All that paperwork can feel redundant, too, so what if you just use your HOS logs to file your IFTA taxes instead?

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4 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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