Written by: The Deerfield Team How many times have you witnessed a truck/trailer (small or large), with loose or improperly secured cargo? A piece of loose cargo can easily bounce off the vehicle and present a hazard to other motorists or pedestrians. As truck operators, you are expected to safeguard the product transported. The motoring public expects a company or organization to protect it against... Read Article
Written by: The Deerfield Team Are you a good driver? Do you know that the Safety Measurement System Results from the FMCSA website could affect your insurance rating? The SMS is a recompilation of public information of your trucking business to evaluate your safety compliance with regulation. This information includes driving violations, crash history, fatigue, driver fitness, drugs and alcohol Cargo and maintenance. You can... Read Article
Written by: The Deerfield Team Cargo Theft is a common crime; a crime of opportunity. Cargo goods are easy to access and abundant across the country. Statistics estimate that cargo theft cost the shipping industry about $25 billion a year. Cargo theft happens frequently in terminals, truck stops, warehouses, parking lots, and most commonly in trucks parked on the street. This is a problem that... Read Article
Written by: The Deerfield Team The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Transportation whose primary mission is “to prevent crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses”.¹ This mission translates into a large range of programs and thousands of pages of regulations and resources for carriers, drivers, and consumers. In this section of our FMCSA series,... Read Article
Written by: The Deerfield Team Adopting electronic logging devices is no longer an option for most interstate CMV operations. On December 16, 2015, the Federal Register published the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s final rule on Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents. Proposed in early 2014 and revealed on December 10th by the FMCSA, the rule requires model year 2000 and newer trucks... Read Article
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