May 23, 2018

How to survive the CVSA’s International Roadcheck 2018?

How to survive the CVSA’s International Roadcheck 2018

The CVSA’s International Roadcheck 2018 will take place from June 5 to June 7, 2018. Are you ready? In this blog post, we take a look at the CVSA’s Roadcheck 2018, the special focus this year, a brief recap of what happened during the CVSA’s Roadcheck 2017, and some tips

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May 8, 2018

Driver recruitment and driver retention are still the biggest concerns

Driver recruitment and driver retention are still the biggest concerns

Driver recruitment and driver retention continue to be the industry’s biggest challenges, according to the 2018 Transportation Spotlight Report. A total of 1,000 trucking executives and managers were surveyed. Their responses were: 69% respondents said recruiting drivers is the biggest challenge. 54% asserted that retention is an issue as well. The

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May 7, 2018

The CVSA to hold the annual Operation Safe Driver Program between July 15-21

The CVSA to hold the annual operation safe driver program between July 15-21

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) plans to hold their annual Operation Safe Driver Program between July 15 and 21. Law enforcement officials across the country will be focusing on “unsafe driving behaviors” by commercial truckers and motorists. Targeting “unsafe driving behaviors” According to the FMCSA’s Large Truck Crash Causation

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May 2, 2018

Fuel prices increase to three-year high

Fuel prices increase to three-year high

2018 will be a rough year for carriers looking to cut their fuel expenditures. During the week ending April 16, diesel fuel prices saw a 6.1-cent increase across the country. The fuel price is now at its highest point of 2018 and the highest since the beginning of 2015. The

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April 26, 2018

The CSA’s SMS update includes new ELD violations and severity weights

The CSA’s SMS update includes new ELD violations and severity weights

The FMCSA has updated the CSA’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) with new ELD violations as well as severity weights for each violation. As of April 1, 2018, new violations associated with the FMCSA’s ELD mandate will fall under the Hours of Service Compliance BASIC category in the CSA’s Safety Measurement

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April 23, 2018

National average spot rates jumped up after full enforcement

National average spot rates jumped up after full enforcement

The trucking sector usually slows down a bit at the end of the first quarter as freight demand drops. Because of low freight demand, trucker rates also take a hit. A similar situation was expected this year as well, but that wasn’t the case for the week ending April 7,

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