Discussion of On-Site Training

Author Mike England If you are new in the business, I think a 4-day seminar is a great starting place. But, there is some training that all members of management should have. BLUF: (bottom line up front) – The whole management team needs some DOT training,...

Why Should You Go To A DOT Seminar?

DOT Seminars: Why You Need To Go? Because the FMCSRs are hard to understand! And not just ANY Seminar – most people just memorize a bunch of words, right out of the regulation, and they recite those words. I recommend attending DOT Compliance Help Inc. seminars for...

Why You SHOULD Get a DOT Compliance Assistance Visit

Why should you have a DOT Compliance Assistance Visit? First, let me be clear about what a DOT Compliance Assistance Visit is: We use the term compliance assistance visit; some people say DOT mock audit, but the idea is, if you are not sure what the DOT wants to see,...

Who is DOT Compliance Help, Inc.?

So, who is DOT Compliance Help, Inc.? Any time I am introduced to a new company, I want to know: Where did they come from? What do they do? Who are the key people? In the next few pages, I hope to answer most of these questions I want to help you know who we are As...

Amounts For Fines Changed By FMCSA

FMCSA Changes Fine Amounts, No More Rounding The FMCSA amended the Federal Civil Penalties Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, by removing a rounded penalty clause and changing some fine amounts. The new fines will increase with inflation, starting August 1st....

The Private Motor Carrier as Sun Tzu (The Art of War) Part 2

In our continuing discussion of Sun Tzu The Private Motor Carrier, we think about what the Chinese mercenary general might do if he was hired to run a private fleet for an existing construction company.Last time we talked about the steps Sun Tzu might take in order...

The Private Motor Carrier as Sun Tzu (The Art of War) Part 1

Sometimes I refer to Sun Tzu during seminars; and I always start by saying “Some of you have probably heard of Sun Tzu.” It’s not unusual for people to have read something about this Chinese mercenary general who lived 5 centuries before Christ. But most people have...

“Don’t lose the lesson” – Root Cause Analysis

During seminars, I always try to encourage people to devote a percentage of their time to case studies. “When you lose, don’t lose the lesson” I say. “Learn from your mistakes. But, don’t wait ‘til you have had a tragedy to find a way to improve your own safety...

Transportation Bill Thoughts

The US House of Representatives is apparently focused entirely on the transportation bill this week – there are some interesting articles coming out about it. The way they make laws in this country – it’s terrible and it’s ugly but it’s the best system ever devised....

PSP Reports Stats showing benefits of use

Here at DOT Compliance Help, Inc., we recommend the use of the DOT’s PSP reporting system. It is not required, but we’ve found it incredibly useful with driver hiring. Now, they have some statistical results to back up our feelings (sent to us by the PSP Customer...