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    Compliance Tips: What do Owner-Operators Need?

    The lack of information is often the reason why some owner-operators have difficulty with compliance, especially those who are new to the business. Below are some informative solutions that can help you comply with DOT's regulatory requirements.

    1. Driver's Daily Log Books - This helps drivers comply with DOT Hours of Service Rules. Logbooks vary according to use i.e. Logbooks with Simplied DVIR or with Detailed DVIR, Logbooks with NO DVIR, 2 in 1 Logbooks, 3 in 1 Logbooks, 5 in 1 Logbooks, Carbonless or with Carbon.

    2. Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports - This complies with DOT Vehicle Inspection Regulation under §396.11 and §396.13. A complete vehicle inspection is required each day before using the vehicle.

    3. Pocketbook - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations - Helps drivers stay safe while on the road and have quick access to up-to-date regulatory information to stay compliant.

    4. Fleet Safety Compliance Manual - Good reference for FMCSA regulations and DOT's official interpretations, which covers key fleet safety topic with regards to logging, driver qualification, equipment, accidents and many more.

    5. CSA for Commercial Motor Vehicle Fleets Manual - Complete Guide to Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA), successful roadside inspections, and positive safety evaluations.


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    Great information.

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    Thanks for this post, truckman

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    hi TruckMan
    Very good information for owner operator,one more thing is necessary for good maintenanceof vehicle you are no longer trying to drive the most miles,you should drive in a day at fixed rate.Always drive carefully & slowly.It will help you keep maintenance of vehicle & overhead to a minimum.

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    O/O need to make sure they have the right insurance for the kinds of loads they are hauling. They need to make sure their 2290's are paid up. Make sure you have a UCR if you cross state lines. Make sure to visually inspect your rig. Alot of drivers get hung up at ports because a tarp is flapping or a light is not working properly. It makes the guys in the port notice you, which you don't want. I know an officer who would pull guys in if their dash was cluttered. He figured if you were throwing junk on the dash, you might be careless in other areas too. Know the rules. Know your truck. And keep your truck tidy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsemitruckscom View Post
    O/O need to make sure they have the right insurance for the kinds of loads they are hauling. They need to make sure their 2290's are paid up. Make sure you have a UCR if you cross state lines. Make sure to visually inspect your rig. Alot of drivers get hung up at ports because a tarp is flapping or a light is not working properly. It makes the guys in the port notice you, which you don't want. I know an officer who would pull guys in if their dash was cluttered. He figured if you were throwing junk on the dash, you might be careless in other areas too. Know the rules. Know your truck. And keep your truck tidy.
    Good point here, bigsemitruckscom. Thanks for sharing. Right insurance also means making sure it's not a fraudulent insurance and that the company does what's on the policies.
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    many of truck drivers facing lot of problem in today scenario,The lack of information is often the reason why some owner-operators have difficulty with compliance, especially those who are new to the business. Below are some informative solutions that can help you comply with regulatory requirements.one more thing is necessary for good maintenance of vehicle you are no longer trying to drive the most miles,you should drive in a day at fixed rate.Always u have to drive carefully & at a constant speed.It will help you keep maintenance of vehicle & overhead to a minimum.take records of each drive and journey.

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    Thanks, this is good info. Are elogs accepted everywhere at this point?

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