8% Increase in Positive Drug Test Results of Drivers in September

STC President Dave Osiecki recently commented to FreightWaves Magazine about the increasing numbers of positive drug tests in drivers last month. Osiecki pointed out that positive drug tests and drug test refusals increased 8% and 9.3% and discussed the rise in...

STC in the News: ELDs and How They Have Changed Compliance Reviews

Outbound Magazine recently discussed STC President Dave Osiecki’s comments at Trimble’s In.Sight virtual conference regarding what safety inspectors look for when performing a compliance investigation. Osiecki discusses how ELDs have changed the way these...

All About DOT Off-Site Audits

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, from 1pm to 2pm CDT STC President Dave Osiecki will be delivering a one-hour webinar how FMCSA and its state enforcement partners conduct offsite DOT compliance audits remotely. A significant trend that has only accelerated in 2020 due...

FMCSA posted a new Education Tool

As of September 30, 2020, FMCSA posted a new Education Tool for the Hours of Service rules. It’s called ETHOS, and is an electronic log you can use to enter duty status information. Check it out –...

Elevated CSA scores

Elevated CSA scores in the Hours of Service Compliance, Vehicle Maintenance & Unsafe Driving BASICs trigger the most DOT compliance audits/investigations (and in this order).

Yep, A New Truck Crash Causation Study is Long Overdue

The first and only FMCSA-funded large truck crash causation study was completed in 2006, almost 15 years ago. In fact, the crash data used in that landmark study is even older–it was collected between 2001 and 2003. This study was done before smartphones,...