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DOT Return-to-Duty Drug and Alcohol Testing

If you ever have to go through the return to duty process with a driver, just realize, it will take a year or more, and before it is done you will accumulate enough paperwork to fill a 3-ring binder - almost an inch thick. Here is an illustration of one I'm working on...

Updating Your Company’s DOT Number with MCS-150

This is kind of an important announcement and I hope everyone takes a minute to read it. It could save you from a headache. The DOT says you have to update your MCS 150 each two years or if it needs to be updated (If the numbers or anything changes) AND they also say...

DOT Compliance Safety with Sun Tzu (Part 3) Prepare the Battlefield

Sun Tzu’s third lesson; “Prepare the Battlefield” . . . I’m not proud to admit this, but I started a 3-part discussion of the principles of Sun Tzu and how these time-honored management concepts might be well-used by a newly-hired or newly-appointed transportation...

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 and you can get that with DOT Compliance Onsite Training. BLUF: (bottom line up front) – The...

Why You SHOULD Get a DOT Compliance Mock Audit

Do you know what a DOT Compliance Assistance Visit is? We use the term compliance assistance visit; some people say DOT mock audit, either way, preventing future DOT violations during DOT compliance reviews or DOT interventions can start with getting someone who knows what to do (a DOT Consultant) on-site, at your location, looking at your DOT documents, and making recommendations and changes to your transportation business safety program.

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...

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