Texting or using a handheld mobile device while driving is illegal for interstate truck drivers and carries the maximum points under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement regime.
29-31 American Truck Historical Society National Convention & Antique Truck Show, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield, MO. For more information, visit aths.org or call 816-891-9900.
August 21-23, 2014
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas
Coast to Coast Services is the best place to get your authority, whether you’re applying for MC authority, state authority, broker authority, or the DOT numbers. We help truck drivers navigate through the complexities of applying for the permits that allow them to stay legal and on the road.
Lytx and SmartDrive are two of the leading vendors for truck video systems. These can involve forward cameras to capture accident scene detail, and dashcams to capture driver performance.
WHAT IS A USDOT NUMBER?
Companies that operate commercial vehicles transporting passengers or hauling cargo in interstate commerce must be registered with the FMCSA and must have a USDOT number. Also, commercial intrastate hazardous materials carriers who haul quantities requiring a safety permit must register for a USDOT number.
The following table summarizes the HOS regulations for property-carrying and passenger-carrying drivers.
Bad actors beware. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a new final rule that will empower the agency to go after existing companies and drivers that have a “pattern” of safety violations.
10-12 Truck World 2014, International Centre, Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit truckworld.ca.
A financial statement analysis shows that private companies in the general freight trucking industry, on average, increased sales by about 7 percent. Industry sales growth slowed from 2012, although not quite as much as sales slowed among private companies of all types in Sageworks’ database.