Safety/DOT

While we may not always be able to get “ahead of the game,” we can get ahead of CVSA Roadcheck Week. This coming May 4th – 6th, the CVSA (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) will be leading an international roadcheck. The primary focus of the upcoming Roadcheck week will be hours of service and lighting. Learn more about ways you can best prepare yourself for CVSA Roadcheck Week.

FMCSA operating authority is often identified as an "MC," "FF," or "MX" number, depending on the type of authority that is granted. Unlike the USDOT Number application process, a company may need to obtain multiple operating authorities to support its planned business operations. Operating Authority dictates the type of operation a company may run and the cargo it may carry. This article will help you find out how to obtain authority for your business

This article will provide you with information on how to fill out a Driver Log Book and help you avoid common mistakes and possible citations. Even though the ELD mandate on electronic logging devices (ELDs) in 2019 affected almost all commercial vehicle operators in the United States, there are still many circumstances that make it important to know how to fill out drivers’ daily logs on paper.

“Hours of service” refers to the maximum amount of time drivers are permitted to be on duty including driving time, and specifies the number and length of rest periods to help ensure that drivers stay awake and alert. In general, all carriers and drivers operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) must comply with HOS regulations found in 49 CFR 395.

This is your one-stop resource for safety compliance materials on FMCSA's CSA program. Choose from posters, factsheets, brochures, and PowerPoint presentations that you can download, print, and share to learn how to improve your safety record. Lives–and livelihoods–depend on it.

This article will provide you with information on the top DOT violations that have been issued for 2021. Knowing what the most common violations are will help you avoid and prevent the same mistakes. This article also provides filters at the top of the page that can help you refine your search if you are looking for more specific information.