Inspections

Inspections, Trucking Industry, Trucking Tech

Can You Make the Grade When it Comes to ELDs and HOS?

By Sara Steele, Director of Compliance, Drivewyze There’s a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to ELDs and HOS. From new guidance coming from FMCSA and changing regulations, to the average Joe with internet access calling themselves an expert, it’s easy to be confused. Let’s test your knowledge and see if you can…

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Inspections, Safety

Papers, Please! Are You Ready to Face a Level III Driver/Credential DOT Inspection?

Approximately 4 million commercial motor vehicle inspections are conducted every year throughout North America to ensure the large trucks and buses driving on our roadways are operating safely. While violations associated with vehicle inspections result in the majority of citations, it’s important to remember that the driver is as critical a component of the overall operation…

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Inspections, Safety

Secrets Behind the Weigh Station [WEBINAR]

You might be surprised at how the modern weigh station works, and the role technology plays in evaluating your trucks. Thermal cameras scan for bad brakes, automated license plate readers run checks against state and federal databases, and behind it all, law enforcement personnel in the station manage these complex systems to improve road safety….

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Inspections, Trucking Industry

Alberta’s Atmore Weigh Station Features Latest Innovations….

….from Intelligent Imaging Systems – Drivewyze’s sister company. And, this $11 million facility is really something. It’s been operating for several months, receiving high praise for its technology and ability to screen commercial vehicles. The Atmore station is equipped with the Intelligent Imaging System Smart Roadside electronic screening platform, overhead cameras, license plate and decal…

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Inspections, Truck Drivers, Trucking Industry

Time Keeps on Slippin’ at CVSA’s 2018 International Roadcheck

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 2018 International Roadcheck is right around the corner, taking place from June 5 to 7 this year. Some Drivewyze-enrolled trucks may experience an increase in weigh station pull-ins during this time, as many stations will be looking to see as many trucks as possible. This year, knowing whether your operation…

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Inspections

Leaving Nothing to Random Chance

Drivewyze will soon offer fleets an alternative way to improve ISS scores If you were in high school or college, and you received a score of 99 on a test or exam, would you be: A) Surprised? B) Overjoyed? C) Nonchalant? D) Nervous? E) All of the above. As a truck fleet manager or driver,…

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GVWR and GCWR for trucking

Inspections, Trucking Industry

The Role of GVWR and GCWR in Specifying Work Trucks

The role of GVWR and GCWR in specifying work trucks By Bob Raybuck Director of Technical Services NTEA Often, GVWR and gross vehicle weight (GVW) are thought to be the same, but they are not. A truck’s GVWR is the maximum weight rating established by the chassis manufacturer. GVW is the total weight of the…

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Inspections

Corrosion – Don’t Expect It, Inspect It

With several record snowfalls recently in much of the United States and Canada, one of the big hazards to watch out for in truck and trailer equipment is corrosion. While many state, county and municipal road departments limit their application of chemical de-icers due to the environmental damage they can do, they’re still aggressively used…

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ISS Score Explained title Graphic with Truck

Inspections, Trucking Industry

ISS Score Explained – And Where You Can Find Yours

When reading or hearing about weigh station bypass programs, you may have learned that a carrier’s “ISS score” plays a role in determining whether a truck will receive a bypass command or not. Many think a carrier’s ISS score is the same as a carrier’s CSA score, and although there is a relationship between them,…

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