Prosthetic Arm Medical Waiver Question


We recently had a fellow on Facebook post this question to us:  Read more of this post

PSP Reports Stats showing benefits of use


Here at DOT Compliance Help, Inc., we recommend the use of the DOT’s PSP reporting system. It is not required, but we’ve found it incredibly useful with driver hiring. Now, they have some statistical results to back up our feelings Read more of this post

‘WRONG WAY: The Impact of FMCSA’s Hours of Service Regulation on Small Businesses.’


On Thursday, November 21, the House Small Business Committee’s Contracting and Workforce Subcommittee held a hearing on the current hours of service rules, entitled ‘WRONG WAY: The Impact of FMCSA’s Hours of Service Regulation on Small Businesses.’ Read more of this post

December 2nd: FMCSA will publish in the Federal Register a Notice & Request for Comment


December 2nd: FMCSA will publish in the Federal Register a Notice & Request for Comment regarding how the agency will handle adjudicated citations within the CSA SMS going forward. Read more of this post

The Greatest American Tragedy – Our Society’s Love Affair with Prescription Medicine


The single largest cause of accidental death in the US is misuse of prescription drugs. This has been highlighted recently by the overdoses of multiple high profile celebrities:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/26/celebrity-overdoses-deaths-prescription-drugs_n_1831731.html.

Perhaps it’s time we give serious thought to how frequently we use prescription medicines.

As the owner and President of DOT Compliance Help, Inc I help trucking companies and private carriers to understand the FMCSRs and implement necessary safety controls to save lives. One important area of DOT/FMCSA compliance is Read more of this post

For the first time there’s some hard data on the effectiveness of BASIC scores to predict crashes and fatalities


“Arlington, VA – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released a report examining Read more of this post

FMCSA Seeks 183% Budget Hike to Increase CSA Enforcement – Market Trends – Automotive Fleet


Could this article be a prediction of more scrutiny to come? Some of these numbers could bode ill.

FMCSA Seeks 183% Budget Hike to Increase CSA Enforcement – Market Trends – Automotive Fleet.

Hours of Service Questions Re: part-time firefighters, etc.


We recently had a HOS question from a client that we get fairly regularly in one form or another concerning hiring firemen as drivers so I figured I would post it for everyone to see.

QUESTION: We have a part time driver who is also a full time fireman. He works Read more of this post

Press Release on ‘Distraction’ Guidelines for Automakers


“U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes ‘Distraction’ Guidelines for Automakers Read more of this post

FMCSA clarifies a couple of rules


The FMCSA has recently clarified a couple of drug & alcohol -related regulations in the article below.

http://www.hireright.com/blog/2012/02/cmv-drivers-barred-from-using-schedule-i-drugs/