A One-Stop Shop on Federal COVID-19 Actions Affecting Motor Carriers
As the COVID-19 emergency unfolded and consumed our nation in early-to-mid March, the federal government quickly deemed truckers as essential workers and began using its authority to grant carriers and...
DOT Auditors Are Working From Home…Yep, Off-site Audits Are Going Up!
Like most U.S. workers right now, federal and state ‘DOT’ auditors—those who conduct compliance audits of trucking companies—are working from home. How does a DOT auditor do their job while...
Confused? Need Guidance on DOT Rules? DOT Has New Regulatory Guidance Portals
In March 2020, the USDOT created new ‘Regulatory Guidance Portals’ for transportation businesses regulated by the Department. These user-friendly portals provide a new way to search for and find all...
Let’s Not Prevent Progress; It’s Time for FMCSA to Finalize Crash Preventability
From the very beginning, the trucking industry, including STC staff, pushed hard for the creation of FMCSA’s Crash Preventability Demonstration Program (shout-out to industry colleague Rob Abbott for his creativity...
Did You Know?
FMCSA estimated 1.4% of CDL drivers tested positive
In CY 2018 (latest data available), FMCSA estimated 1.4% of CDL drivers tested positive in post-accident drug tests. This was down from 3.4% in 2017, and 5.2% in 2016
Operating a CMV without proof of a periodic inspection
In CY 2019, “Operating a CMV without proof of a periodic inspection” was the second most cited roadside inspection violation at more than 185,000—second only to “Inoperable required lamp.”
In the News
Osiecki in FreightWaves on how COVID-19 is impacting State-level truck enforcement
Read the article and STC’s input.
Osiecki Comments to Heavy Duty Trucking on FMCSA Emergency Declaration
As FMCSA’s Emergency Declaration brings needed relief to an industry tasked with the important job of delivering essential commodities to communities in need, practitioners are asking for clarification. HDT interviewed...
Osiecki Helps HDT Interpret FMCSA’s Latest COVID-19 Guidance
Dave Osiecki, STC President & CEO, recently spoke with Deborah Lockridge of Heavy Duty Trucking about FMCSA’s recent guidance aimed at helping motor carriers respond to COVID-19 related challenges to...
STC Training Webinar: DOT Audits in an ELD World - What Carriers Need to Know to Pass an ELD Records Audit
[button link="https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3150336515220555276" type="big" newwindow="yes"] Register Here![/button] ELDs have changed hours of service compliance for drivers and fleets, AND they’ve changed the way the government audits driver and carrier records. On...