As our industry prepares for new regulatory mandates, I thought it would be timely to examine emerging fleet management solutions and best practices. Because there are too many topics to cover in just one blog post, I will be exploring the top mobile computing trends for 2013 in a five part series. The first trend I’d like to focus on is “Compliance Management.”
The trucking industry is going through a technology revolution and the new FMCSA Hours of Service (HOS) rules take effect soon. Are you ready? Do you have a plan in place to implement new FMCSA rules across your entire fleet? Do you have a way to educate drivers on how the new rules might affect them? Do you have a process to streamline your compliance management?
The use of electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) continues to expand as many carriers see the imperative in using these systems. While an FMCSA rulemaking for an EOBR mandate may still be a few years away from taking effect, there is much to be gained in using these systems now. A primary focus for fleets implementing EOBRs is improved hours of service (HOS) compliance and related scores in the Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) system. Additionally, many carriers realize that their EOBR technology investments can deliver additional benefits, such as...
Hours of service changes, Safety Measurement System changes, CSA program evaluation, the EOBR mandate, and requirements for FMCSA rulemaking and studies...the never-ending list. How do you stay on top of all these industry regulations? On February 28, I had the pleasure of hosting a webinar along with my colleagues, Eric Witty and Jon Van Winkle, during which we explained how industry rules and programs may impact your business and what you can do to be prepared.
Hours of service changes, Safety Measurement System changes, CSA program evaluation, the EOBR mandate, and requirements for FMCSA rulemaking and studies...the never-ending list. How do you stay on top of all these industry regulations? Don’t worry, we can help. Join us for a FREE webinar on February 28 at 10:00am PST with transportation regulatory expert Dave Kraft, who will discuss the new FMCSA HOS rule, changes to the CSA program, EOBR proposed rulemaking, and the new safety rating rulemaking.