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AMSA Webinar: CSA Score Management

Join AMSA for their webinar which promises to tackle the ever challenging issue of improving your CSA Scores and your overall Safety Program. Instead of being reactive to an incident, you will learn how to be proactive in eliminating violations that drive up your CSA Scores....

Confusion with Hours of Service (HOS) Rule Changes

Attention: All Safety Contacts and Operations Personnel: On July 1, 2013, the revised Hours-of-Service rules went into effect and it is obvious by the most recent Log Audit Report that many of the Atlas Van Operators are....

CSA BASIC: Controlled Substances/Alcohol

The Controlled Substances/Alcohol BASIC is defined as operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) by drivers who are impaired due to alcohol, illegal drugs, or the misuse of prescription or over-the-counter medications. In addition to being a violation of federal law, the use or possession of

New Hours of Service Rule (FMCSA)

Effective July 1, 2013, two major changes to the existing hours of service rule will be enforced.

Hours-of-Service Changes - effective July 1, 2013

There are two important hours-of-service changes which become effective July 1, 2013. The first of these states that a driver "may drive only if 8 hours have passed since the end of the driver’s last off-duty period of at least 30 minutes." More simply stated, a driver may not drive after being on...