The Official Newsletter of
2019 Roadcheck Checklist
Halvor Lines Leads the Way
Spotting the Spotted Lanternfly!
Avoiding ELD Violations
The 4 Things You Need to Know…
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Roadcheck inspection blitz will take place June 4-6. During that 72-hour period, enforcement officials in the United States, Canada, and Mexico will randomly stop and inspect nearly 70,000 trucks, trailers, buses, and their drivers.
Roadcheck is well publicized but it still catches truckers off guard. Here’s what you should know:
1. Roadcheck 2019 is June 4-6
Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program for commercial motor vehicles in the world. It’s an annual event organized by the CVSA, an organization of motor vehicle safety enforcement officials.
2. All trucks and drivers are inspected to the same standard
The type of inspections performed during Roadcheck are the same ones that take place any other day of the year at roadside inspection stations. It’s called the North American Standard Level I Inspection, a 37-step examination of…
One Year Later:
Surviving the ELD Tsunami
Featuring: Bonnie Ramsay from Halvor Lines Inc.
“The sky’s the limit with Transflo”
It’s been 12 months since Halvor Lines Inc. transitioned their trucks to Transflo ELDs.This month we caught up with Halvor Chief Information Officer Bonnie Ramsay to get an update since the switch.
An industry veteran, Halvor Lines started off hauling snowmobiles from the shores of Lake Superior in 1968!Flash forward to today and it’s clear Halvor has built quite the legacy. Now with over 500+ trucks operating in the continental U.S. and Canada, the company is well known in the industry.
Mobile Scanning is Where it’s At
To lower costs and increase efficiency, Halvor has been using Transflo’s mobile scanning to send their documents since 2016. “Transflo has absolutely helped Halvor save money. The app is so configurable and it’s a great tool for communication,” Ramsay said.
Halvor maintains a strong foundation of communication between its employees and drivers, and Transflo is honored…
Stay Compliant During the Lanternfly Quarantine
Free Access to our Mobile+ App for Drivers
Transflo will now offer its industry first Spotted Lanternfly premium app feature free of charge. Fleets and owner-operators without a Transflo-compatible transportation management system (TMS), can now access this premium feature designed to help drivers stay compliant during the ongoing quarantine.
“This is a way for owner-operators and small fleets, which are at the heart of the agricultural community and typically do not use a TMS, to take advantage of this premium feature at no cost to them,” said Doug Schrier Vice President of Product and Innovation. “We want to help all Transflo Mobile+ users comply with the latest Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture quarantine orders and reduce the risk of spreading this destructive species.”
Last week, Transflo announced that fleets can have the main menu of their Transflo Mobile+ app upgraded to include a “Spotted Lanternfly” button which provides access to current regulations, photos of the insect, and one-touch reporting to agricultural authorities. It also directs users to information about the training and certification process that all businesses must undergo to…
4 Ways to Steer Clear of ELD-Related Violations
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Roadcheck inspection event—taking place June 4-6 across North America—will once again shine its trusty penlight on hours-of-service compliance.
Hours of service is the No. 1 cause of driver out-of-service violations. With the electronic logging device mandate taking full effect later this year on Dec. 16, inspectors will be taking a close look at ELD-related compliance.
The consequences of infractions are serious. An ELD violation can not only take a truck and driver out of service at the roadside, the most severe can add five points to a carrier’s safety measurement system score. Here are four important ways to stay compliant:
1. Make sure your ELD is on the FMCSA’s list of registered devices
The FMCSA does not endorse or issue certificates that an ELD vendor can pass along to users as proof of registration. Simply put, carriers and drivers need to make sure their ELD is on the FMCSA’s list of registered devices (https://csa.fmcsa.dot.gov/ELD/List). Transflo’s ELD is a fully integrated telematics solution that is self-certified and on FMCSA’s list of registered ELDs.
Remember, only FMCSA-approved ELDs are acceptable for recording duty status effective Dec. 16, 2019. “Grandfathered” automatic on-board recorders (AOBRDs) will be no longer allowed.
2. The ELD display must be accessible from outside the vehicle
An ELD must be designed so that a safety official can read the display without having to enter the vehicle. For instance, the display may be untethered from its mount or connected in a manner that would allow it to…
Thanks again to all who attended the Mobile Advisory Board Meeting in St. Pete Beach this year!
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