Back to School: Lessons & Reminders for Truckers

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As summer comes to end, families across the country are gearing up for the return of school. Notebooks, pencils, class schedules, carpools — there’s quite a bit to organize before a new semester. At Commercial Truck Trader, we’ve decided to go back to school, too, and have put together this list of tidy reminders for both new truckers and those simply looking for a refresher course in the basics.

Here is Commercial Truck Trader’s Back to School Checklist: Continue reading “Back to School: Lessons & Reminders for Truckers”

10 ELD Updates to Your Company’s Hours-of-Service Policy

We have now entered the age of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), as mandated by the federal government. Although controversial among owner-operators in the transportation industry, the ELD requirement “is intended to help create a safer work environment for drivers, and make it easier and faster to accurately track, manage, and share records of duty status data.”

Whether you are for or against the rule, ELDs are here to stay for the foreseeable future, and we want to help you remain legally compliant and successful in the management of your vehicles. An important consideration in keeping up with the new law is to update your company policies.

Every Motor Carrier is required to have a written company policy for how they intend to follow the hours-of-service regulations outlined in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Reviewing and modernizing company policies and procedures is important and necessary during big regulatory changes, so here are 10 ELD Updates to Your Company’s Hours-of-Service Policy you may want to consider!! Continue reading “10 ELD Updates to Your Company’s Hours-of-Service Policy”