May 2018
The Latest in Transportation
This Year's Roadcheck to Focus on HOS Compliance
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place June 5-7, 2018 . Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. Due to the impact of the ELD mandate, the focus will be on HOS compliance.
During International Roadcheck, inspectors will primarily conduct the North American Standard Level I Inspection, a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness. For specific details on this inspection, click here.
Prepare Your Drivers for Roadcheck
Top Three Triggers for Roadside Inspection:

  • Observable Defects
  • Moving/Traffic Violation
  • Inspection Selection System (ISS)

Five Tips for Drivers Facing Inspection:

  • Be courteous and respectful
  • Wear your seatbelt
  • Know where your documents are
  • Know your hours of service and equipment
  • Be familiar with what you are transporting

Tips given by Kevin Stewart, President of Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, at FLS Seminar, "Commercial Vehicle Roadside Inspection" on May 4th 2018.
Truck Rates Climb; Shippers Partner With Carriers
Transportation costs are rising, with most industry experts expecting a 5 to 15 percent increase in truckload rates this year. Shippers can no longer rely on pricing power, so they are turning to their carriers and logistics partners. Carrier utilization has become more of a focus for shippers, and they are looking more closely at how freight fits with carriers' networks. Service metrics and scorecards between the shipper and trucking company are becoming more of a focus due to the fact that it could affect the rate charged for an A+ shipper, compared with, say, a C- shipper.
Save The Date:
FLS Seminar : Friday, September 28th

Topic: Trucking Defense 2.0

Speaker : Doug Marcello
Trucking Defense Attorney

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