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Vaccination and Trucking – Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)

Vaccination and Trucking – Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) By P. Steve Keppler, Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC and Safety/Regulatory Consultant to Spireon, Inc. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on vaccination and testing on November 5. The ETS requires employers with at least 100 employees to ensure all employees …

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What Food Transportation Companies Need to Know About FSMA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was enacted by Congress and signed into law in 2011. The impetus behind the law was to shift focus on foodborne illness from being one of reactionary to one of prevention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 48 million people in …

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Data & Insights from FMCSA’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

By P. Sean Garney, Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC and Safety/Regulatory Consultant to Spireon, Inc. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) CDL Driver Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse was implemented in 2020, and it’s clear to many that it’s already meeting its objective—to improve truck safety by helping motor carriers keep disqualified CDL holders off of our …

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Retain Drivers by Encouraging Health

Driver retention continues to be a long-standing issue in the trucking industry. According to the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), driver shortage and driver retention are the top two current concerns for motor carriers. That being said, keeping drivers on the road is critical, and so the industry can’t afford to lose CDL drivers to …

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Carriers are Learning to Take Advantage of New Hours of Service Flexibility

By P. Sean Garney, Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC and Safety/Regulatory Consultant to Spireon, Inc. As we approach the one-year anniversary of the publication of the latest changes to the Hours of Service rules, now might be a good time to reflect on the 8 months the rules have been effective and how fleets are using them …

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CVSA’s Annual International Roadcheck – May 2021

By Dave Osiecki, President of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC and Safety/Regulatory Consultant to Spireon, Inc. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual International Roadcheck is fast approaching and it’s likely to bring far more inspections compared to last year’s pandemic-delayed and scaled back event. This year’s Roadcheck is scheduled for May 4-6, 2021 and, on average, 15 trucks or buses …

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A Trucking Regulatory Update – Uncertainty Abounds in Washington

By P. Sean Garney, Scopelitis Transportation Consulting When a new presidential administration comes to town, the Washington, D.C. housing market heats up and the pace of government slows down, at least for a little while (and that’s not all bad right…). Thousands of political appointees from the prior administration pack their bags and seek ‘other …

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GPS Tracking for construction companies

GPS Tracking for Construction Companies: Worth the Money?

GPS tracking for construction companies: Many companies question whether it’s a good value. But many have found that having safer drivers helps reduce their insurance rates. And knowing when their vehicles and equipment enter and leave job sites helps with billing and routing. Others have found that they’re bringing more to the bottom line from …

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COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for September 21

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of September 21, 2020: FMCSA Extends Waivers for CDLs, Medical Certificates Scopelitis Transportation Consulting Friday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a waiver extending the terms of several existing waivers set to expire September 30, 2020. This latest action waives: The maximum …

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