Hours of Service

RISK ALERT: New FMCSA Penalties Effective June 2

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued its final ruling regarding civil penalties for violations of federal regulations. Beginning June 2, penalties will increase across the board. In some cases, the penalties have increased from 30 percent to 50 percent. The following graphic highlights some of the notable penalty 


Not Guilty – Removing Violations from Carrier and Driver Records

Beginning August 23rd, 2014, motor carriers and drivers are now able to remove roadside inspection violation data collected in the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) to reflect the outcomes of adjudicated citations. The ability to have a violation’s severity reduced or removed from the MCMIS system can 


Understanding CSA Scores

Knowing and understanding what CSA scores are and how they are determined is extremely important for motor carriers looking to maintain profitable and sustainable operations. Let’s break down CSA scores to help you do that. All violations during roadside inspections contribute points to the total score a motor carrier has in each...


New Hours of Service Compliance: Are You Ready?


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) continues to scrutinize and intensify Hours of Service regulations in attempt to reduce fatigue-related crashes and improve roadway safety. On July 1, 2013, FMCSA will start enforcing regulations for specific, mandatory hours of service limitations on truck drivers. FMCSA Administrator