For many business owners, compliance with regulations and industry guidelines is a grueling task. No one likes paperwork, and it can be hard to keep up with all the changes. Worst of all, mistakes or deficiencies can lead to hefty fines. Fortunately, the Truck Dispatcher Service has a solution.
FMCSA/DOT requirements and more
Navigating all the rules and regulations set by the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations can be time-consuming. A lot of documentation and monitoring is required, even if it’s just for a 1-ton truck. Here are some of the requirements you need to know.
It’s pretty obvious that if you plan to employ drivers to haul freight on interstate and intrastate routes, you need to provide a driver qualification file that includes information such as driving history, employment history, road test certificate, certificate of violations, and a three-year state agency request. This is in addition to meeting general driving requirements. Driver qualification logs must be updated annually. The DOT also requires drug and alcohol testing in certain cases.
ELD requirements for driver logs/electronic logs for truck drivers
FMCSA’s ELD requirements for truck drivers go into effect in December 2019. Motor carriers must monitor compliance with the daily hours-of-service requirement using an ELD (electronic logging device that creates electronic logs for truck drivers) connected to the truck’s engine. In addition, the driver logs and reports should be reviewed each month to take corrective action for discrepancies. Electronic truck driver logs are easily targeted by DOT inspectors and auditors, so it’s important to make sure you’re doing everything right.
Of course, DOT/FMCSA also allows you to do road and state mileage audits and inspections. You can also have IRP and IFTA audits. All of this needs to be monitored – then why not have the Truck Dispatcher Service do it?
Choosing a DOT compliance service
There is very little room for maneuvering when it comes to compliance. The trucking industry is carefully and precisely regulated, and this is done for good reason – to ensure the rights of drivers and customers are protected, and to ensure the safety of all road users. This makes compliance extremely important for all drivers and owner-operators. It also means there is no space for error.
With that in mind, it makes sense to choose a DOT service that can help you ensure compliance without too much trouble. As a truck driver, you’re already constantly puzzling over how to run your business and provide service to your customers properly. By entrusting a trusted partner to take care of regulatory compliance, you can make other aspects of the job much easier. Take a look at some of the benefits of working with a trusted DOT compliance partner.
E-logbook peace of mind for truck drivers
Today, driver log books must be fully digitized. This means that your drivers’ daily logs and all other regular logging and reporting forms must be maintained using the ELD system. This makes life easier for truck drivers, but it also introduces some anxiety. These electronic driver logs need to be properly maintained and maintained, and failure to do so can result in non-compliance and a hefty fine. A proper service provider will manage these electronic truck driver logs so that you don’t have to worry about it. By doing so, you will be able to appreciate the benefits of electronic truck driver logs without the hassle and hassle that can come with it.
Protect your business revenue
ELD requirements for trucks and other compliance regulations are enforced by state agencies and authorities. Thus, you could be fined if you are found not to be in compliance with the rules and regulations. Verifying that your truck ellog is up-to-date and ensuring that your business is in full compliance with all safety regulations can help you avoid such fines. But in reality, providing the right services can do you and your business a lot more good. Regulatory compliance is what your customers really care about. It’s important for them to know that you’re following the rules of driver logging, keeping public safety, and doing your best to be a reliable and competent driver and owner-operator. By complying with regulations, you provide that to your customers, and Compliance helps you do it.
Grow your business with confidence
You’re focused on delivering great results for your customers here and now, but you’re also concerned about the future. You need to be able to grow your business and expand the services you provide to your customers, and you need to do so with complete confidence.
For example, you want to add larger vehicles to your fleet and purchase an ELD for a one-ton truck. Or maybe you simply intend to make sure that all of your trucks and trucks are in the ELD system. Or maybe you want to make sure that all of your trucks and your operations are fully compliant with safety standards, even enterprise-wide. The right service provider will be able to provide that for you.