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     Haven Transportation Business Solutions, LLC

1699 Schofield Ave. Ste. 117 Schofield,WI 54476

Phone 715-254-1333  E-mail contact@haventbs.com

Safety and Compliance is very important in order for you to keep your transportation business on the road legally.

 

Here at Haven TBS, we offer a wide range of services so that you can focus on driving and transporting goods. We can help assist you with  dealing with the headache of worrying about keeping up with all the rules and regulations that come with being a professional driver.

                                    Compliance Topics

 

Make sure you have the resources you need to comply with DOT regulations. See below for information and solutions on key transportation safety and compliance topics.

DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing

DOT drug and alcohol testing is not as straightforward as it may seem when you consider the following:

  • The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) maintain specific drug and alcohol testing requirements.

  • Some states have their own regulations that limit or add conditions to drug testing programs.

  • Legal issues are still a concern even after a drug testing program has been implemented (e.g. confidentiality, random drug testing rules, FMLA rights, liability for defamation, etc.).

CSA- Compliance, Safety, Accountability

FMCSA's Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program — formerly Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA 2010) — scores carriers and drivers on seven Behavior Analysis Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs). BASIC scores are meant to identify poor safety performers, who are then subject to interventions by FMCSA.

In December 2010, FMCSA replaced the SafeStat web portal with the new motor carrier Safety Measurement System (SMS) based on the new CSA Methodology. A revised Inspection Selection System (ISS) for roadside inspectors was also implemented based on CSA's SMS.

The most recent CSA SMS Methodology   was published in February 2019.

Hazmat Transportation

Hazmat Transportation” is a rather wide-reaching topic. However, there are three main areas all organizations involved in transporting hazardous materials must pay specific attention to:

  • Hazmat Training

  • Preparing to Transport

  • Transporting Hazardous Materials

Each of these areas is critical to the safety and success of every hazardous materials load.

To help safeguard everyone involved, the DOT has developed special preparation, transportation, and handling requirements known as the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance 

Vehicle Inspections and truck maintenance can help you control costs and keep drivers safe on the road. A properly executed vehicle inspection can help your drivers:

  • Discover unsafe conditions before they cause accidents or crashes

  • Find mechanical problems before they lead to costly breakdowns

  • Avoid being placed out of service during a DOT roadside inspection, or being subject to infractions and fines

Understanding critical information about performing a vehicle inspection, filling out vehicle inspection forms, and the consequences of a roadside inspection, helps protect your equipment, your drivers, and your organization's reputation.

And, not only do vehicle inspections make good sense – they are required. Drivers also need to know what to check on the vehicle and how to spot defects, who to call when there is a problem, and how and when to submit documentation.

A regimen of a complete pre-trip at the beginning of the day, walk-around inspection every time the vehicle is parked, and a post-trip at the end of the day is the best practice. That, coupled with a competent maintenance department, can keep your vehicles on the road, in good shape, and help keep your CSA BASIC scores low.

Elog and ELD Technology

The ELD mandate – also known as the ELogs mandate – requires the use of ELDs by interstate drivers of commercial motor vehicles who must record their hours of service.

The FMCSA published the ELD mandate on December 16, 2015. Motor carriers had until December 18, 2017, to comply with the new electronic logging rule. Carriers with AOBRDs already in service, which includes a significant portion of the industry, need to upgrade their AOBRDs to the technical specifications for ELDs before December 16, 2019.

Additionally, individual states are changing and adopting ELD regulations, and intrastate carriers are waiting to see whether their state will be among them. FMCSA and state investigators are also becoming more aware of ELog data and how to audit onsite and at roadside inspections.

Licensing, Permitting & Reporting

Keeping your fleet of vehicles and equipment legal and working toward your financial success takes knowledge of tax laws and state-specific rules & processes – plus the time and resources to do it right.

Some of the more complicated commercial motor vehicle (CMV) rules and regulations revolve around trip permits, IFTA fuel tax, fleet taxes and vehicle licensing. Along with federal laws and regulations, carriers must also be aware of the legal requirements each state imposes on CMVs, such as state-specific size/weight limits and intrastate operating authority.

IRTA IRP HUT

The Vehicle Tax & Licensing Service will keep your company compliant with the motor carrier tax and registration requirements, state IFTA and IRP requirements, and your fuel tax reporting obligations.

Your audit risk will be significantly reduced from our work to keep your vehicles legal. It will help improve the accuracy and integrity of your fuel and mileage tax data. You'll work with a dedicated Client Service Representative, who is familiar with your organization and manages your program.