There are three main areas all organizations involve in transporting hazardous material must pay specific attention to:
Each of these areas is critical to the safety and success of every hazardous materials load.
To help safeguard everyone involved, the DOT has developed special preparation, and handling requirments know as the AHazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)
Vehicle Inspections and truck maintenance using a DOT vehicle inspection from can help you control costs and keep driver safe on the road. A properly executed vehicle inspection can help your drivers.
Understanding critical information about performing a vehicle inspection, filling out vehicle inspection forms, and the consequences of a roadside inspection helps protect your equipment, your drivers, and your organization's reputation.
And, not only do vehicle inspections make good sense -they are Required.
DOT drug and alcohol testing is not as straightforward as it may seem when you consider the following:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) maintain specific drug and alcohol testing requirements.
Some states have their own regulations that limit or add conditions to drug testing programs.
Legal issues are still a concern even after a drug testing program has been implemented ( e.g. confidentiality, random drug testing rule, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) -rights, liability for defamation, etc..
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In the interest of preventing fatigue, related accidents, the hour of service regulations place restrictions on when and for how long drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMV's) may be behind the wheel.
For almost 20 years, change has been a constant with theses complex regulations, with more revisions planned for the future.
Interstate CMV drivers are required to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELD's) in lace of paper logs to record drivers' hours of service (although backup paper logs are still required.
These devices automatically record driving time and certain other data and facilitate the completion of logs. Drivers using older ELOG systems must upgrade to the ELD standards by December 16, 2019.
New requirements for supporting documents are also now in force, affecting all motor carriers and CMV drivers, whether using ELD's or not.
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