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FMCSA’s New Crash Preventability Determination Program – A Win for Carriers and Drivers

The FMCSA’s permanent and expanded version of the Crash Preventability Determination Program was announced on May 6, 2020. Ultimately, this program will improve the accuracy of CSA and help FMCSA and its State enforcement partners better target scarce resources to investigate the least safe motor carriers.

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What Do You Need to Do to Prepare for the New FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse?

Use of the clearinghouse is mandatory with manual checks as of January 6, 2020. Clearinghouse use only as of January 6, 2023; manual checks no longer required.

Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Enforcement Report

FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse: Enforcement

top 50 FMCSA drug and alcohol clearinghouse questions answered - FleetLocate by Spireon

Top 50 Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Questions Answered

CDL Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Checklist

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FMCSA ELD Compliance Audits: What Do You Need to Know?

Want to better understand how FMCSA and, in some cases state agency auditors/investigators, review and audit electronic logging device (ELD) records for driver hours of service (HOS)?

Get our latest report from Dave Osiecki of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, which covers:

  • What is a Compliance Audit?
  • The elements of an ELD Records Compliance Audit
  • Auditing for falsified ELD records
  • What kind of ELD records and “back office” reports investigators will request

Make sure you and your team are ready for an ELD audit before it happens—get your free report now.



A number of recent regulatory changes are impacting the trucking industry. From rule changes around hours of service (HOS) in light of COVID-19 to issues around safety and compliance, there are a number of nuances to navigate in today’s landscape.

To help the industry better understand these issues, FreightWaves and Spireon hosted an hour-long webinar featuring trucking regulatory expert Dave Osiecki, President of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC.

You’ll hear analysis and answers to many key questions on:

  • The FMCSA’s latest HOS rule changes, how the changes interact with existing HOS rules, and when this new flexibility can be used by drivers and fleets
  • The latest guidance on the often used (and commonly misunderstood) personal conveyance (or PC) operating status
  • The FMCSA’s new crash preventability determination program, the new crash types to be considered for determinations, and how program results will affect carrier and driver records
  • Potential CSA scoring system changes later this year
  • Drug and alcohol testing, including the impact of state marijuana laws and COVID-19 on testing programs
  • Other pressing questions about federal safety regulations and compliance


Make sure you’re ready for the newest FMCSA mandate, coming January 6, 2020: The CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.

In this overview of the new mandate and what it requires of you, you will hear:

  • What you need to do by January 6, 2020
  • What two steps will be required to check the status of new hires
  • What the annual requirements are
  • What new policies your company will need to put in place
  • What this new process will cost you
  • And more

Join expert Dave Osiecki, President of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting LLC and formerly Executive Vice President for ATA, as he spells out what you’ll need to do and answers your tough questions.

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Find out what you need to know about the Federal Motor Carrier and Safety Administration (FMCSA), Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), electronic logging devices (ELD) and more with these complimentary reports, checklists and guides.

FMCSA’s New Crash Preventability Determination Program What You Need to Know
Summary of Select Federal COVID-19 Emergency Actions & Regulatory Relief Affecting Trucking
FMCSA Issues Temporary Waiver for Drivers with Expiring CDLs, CLPs, Operator’s Licenses & Medical Cards
Summary of FMCSA’s Hours of Service Rule Changes
How to Successfully Navigate Roadside Inspections Post-ELD
FMCSA’s Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Motor: Carrier Responsibilities and Resources
13 Questions to Ask When Buying an ELD
How to Reassure Your Drivers that GPS Isn’t Big Brother
What Is the ELD Mandate?

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David J. Osiecki spent 20 years at the American Trucking Associations in Washington working on behalf of the trucking industry in safety, policy, regulatory and advocacy-related positions. Mr. Osiecki rose to Executive Vice President for ATA, and represented the industry before State legislatures, federal agencies, the U.S. Congress and in the national media, including appearances on national network news programs. He now serves as president of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, LLC.

Top 50 Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Questions Answered
Know Your Drivers: FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Requirements
Electronic Signatures & Records – FMCSA Issues Rule Incorporating Longstanding Regulatory Guidance
Are You Prepared to Migrate from AOBRDs to ELDs?
FMCSA Announces Hours of Service Rule Changes
Personal Conveyance Q&As
Covid-19 Emergency Actions – 10/20 (PDF)

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