Growing up, having to make my bed every day turned every day into a fight with my parents. I couldn’t stand the idea of a seemingly pointless routine that would only be undone later the same day. I used to say things like, “Someday, when I get to make the rules...”
I have similar feelings about certain FMCSR’s (federal regulations governing the trucking industry)...
On October 7, 2021, the Federal Register, the Daily Journal of the United States Government, published FR Document 2021-21928 (86 FR 55718). This new federal rule known as: Controlled Substances and Alcohol Testing: State Driver's Licensing Agency Non-Issuance/Downgrade of Commercial Driver's License, has an effective date of November 8, 2021, and a compliance date of November 18, 2024.
You’re heard the story before- a company gets all set up to run loads, and on the FIRST DAY operating, the vehicle gets pulled over. Officer runs the DOT#, and BAM- it turns out the vehicle has ALREADY been placed Out-of-Service by the FMCSA. The confused owner contacts the FMCSA and discovers that while the company was getting set up, it missed a Biennial Update and now has to sit out-of-service for the next 30 days.
You received ANOTHER email message from an address that you don’t recognize. It says something like, “click here to pay HUT now.” But, you’re a savvy business owner, so you Google HUT. After scrolling through links to sites ranging from investment opportunities to ads for pizza places, you stumble across a problem. You discover that there isn’t one HUT, but TWO. Click read more find out.
The Unified Carrier Registration is a federally mandated registry for companies that conduct interstate commerce within the United States. In essence, it is a database that stores fleet information about interstate companies that is made accessible to the states participating in the program. This allows states access to records from companies who are not registered in that state. The idea behind the UCR is that (click here to read more...)