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What a Driver Scorecard Can Do For Your Business

Posted by TMW Systems on Jan 24, 2019

One of the hardest parts about running a business is hiring and retaining qualified employees. In the transportation industry, that means hiring employees who drive the trucks and others who manage those drivers. It’s especially important to find the right people because the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scores affect how the business operates.

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Topics: Trucking Regulations

California’s ABC Test: The Fundamentals

Posted by TMW Systems on Jan 03, 2019

California. Great place for movie stars, techies and wine lovers. But not such a great place if you’re an owner-operator or motor carrier that relies on them, thanks to the California Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc., case.

Essentially, in what is being labeled a landmark decision, it classifies all independent contractors (ICs) as employees unless companies can demonstrate otherwise based on the so-called ABC test. Unfortunately, this won’t be an easy test to pass for most of California’s 70,000+ owner-operators. That puts drivers and motor carriers in the Golden State in the dark about what to do—or if they should do anything at all.

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Topics: Trucking Regulations

Are Entry-Level Truck Drivers on the Right Road?

Posted by Ron Goode on Jun 14, 2018
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Topics: Transportation Industry and Trends, Trucking Regulations

Keeping Cool with FSMA Requirements

Posted by Melina Barreca on Aug 03, 2017

 

Summer might be a time of backyard barbecues and trips to the beach, but participants at every level of the food supply chain – including freight brokers and 3PLs – most likely have other things on their minds thanks to the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (STF) rule, a central component of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

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Topics: Trucking Regulations

To Delay or Not to Delay: Vital Signs for Choosing Your ELD

Posted by TMW Systems on Jul 25, 2017

ELD--the initials can drive up blood pressure and strike anxiety in transportation providers across the country...especially if a decision has not been made on the type, scope and vendor to use. The key to low stress is knowing how to choose the right Electronic Logging Device for your business.

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Topics: Trucking Regulations, ELD Mandate

ELD Compliance: How to Avoid the Dead End

Posted by TMW Systems on Jul 11, 2017

There’s no doubt that regulatory compliance can be costly, but are you making the most of your required investment in technology?

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Topics: Trucking Regulations

12/18/17 is Quickly Approaching. Are You ELD Prepared?

Posted by TMW Systems on May 30, 2017

December 18th, the day the ELD (Electronic Logging Device) Mandate goes into effect, is right around the corner. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued technical specifications and certification standards for ELD manufacturers, but there’s no official vetting of manufacturers for carriers nor guidance on how to make the best choice of a compliance solution. Since the mandate will impact an estimated 1.8 to 2 million vehicles, there is great interest on the part of opportunistic and inexperienced entrepreneurs as well as for the more established industry providers. But the ELD Mandate also creates opportunities for carriers, whether they’re moving from paper records or already utilizing e-log technology in their fleets, as the more established providers offer more than just compliance for their ELD solutions, but applications that also reduce paperwork, improve safety, and increase the bottom line.

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Topics: Trucking Regulations, ELD Mandate

Farm to Table: Leveraging New Food Safety Rules

Posted by TMW Systems on May 18, 2017

Federal regulators have dished out plenty of lemons over the years, burdening trucking companies with time-consuming and expensive regulations. With the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food (STF) rule taking effect last month, carriers have yet another opportunity to merely comply with the regulations or to make lemonade.

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Topics: Food Safety, Trucking Regulations, Supply Chain, Trucking Software

Food Safety and Trucking Technology and More: A Talk with Mark S. Allen

Posted by TMW Systems on May 09, 2017

From a quick snack to a multi-course meal, when you order food away from home, a member of the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) probably delivered the ingredients. IFDA’s members provide groceries and related products to professional kitchens in restaurants, convenience stores, colleges and universities, hospitals and many other venues.

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Topics: Food Safety, Trucking Regulations, ELD Mandate

Here's the Dope: Cross Border Carriers and Canadian Marijuana Laws​

Posted by Sean Jennings on Feb 10, 2017

Since legalization legislation is on the books for Spring 2017, if this passes into law, what would be the ramifications to companies and their drivers who cross the border?

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Topics: Trucking Regulations