USDOT# Bi Annual Updates
Several of our customers report receiving a spam email notice regarding their USDOT# updates. These email notices are advising the carrier that their bi-annual (to be filed every 2 years) updates are due. When we checked the carriers USDOT# to see if a bi-annual update was due, in most cases they were not. If you receive one of these notices and want to verify if your update is due feel free to call us @ 1-877-722-8059 for a free verification. If you need to file a USDOT# bi-annual update, use the link below to access our USDOT# update service.
DOT Required Emergency Equipment for all commercial motor vehicles with a GVW or GVWR over 10,000 pounds
Warning Devices for stopped vehicles
Changes For Drivers Taking Insulin
FMCSA recently announced it will no longer require insulin-dependent truckers to acquire an exemption from the agency to operate in interstate commerce.
Rather, the agency will now allow a treating clinician who manages and prescribes insulin for the treatment of diabetes to decide if the driver meets the physical standards to drive a truck.
Supervisors Drug & Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion Training
All supervisors that are designated to supervise CDL drivers (operators of vehicles over 26000 pounds) must undergo a one-time 2-hour training requirement. The training must include at least 60 minutes of alcohol misuse training and 60 minutes of controlled substance use training, which will enable supervisors to recognize signs of drug and alcohol use.
Exemption: If you are an owner-operator employing only yourself as the only driver you are exempt from this requirement.
If you have any questions regarding this requirement please call us @ 1-877-722-8059. Do not assume that you are required to comply simply because you receive a notice via text or email from a training company.