SAFETY & DOT Compliance

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FMCSA/DoT requirements and beyond

Truck ELD requirements for drivers logs

Driver qualification files

Safety & DOT Compliance

For many business owners, following industry rules and regulations might be difficult. Documentation hates everybody, and keeping up with all the updates can be time-consuming. Thankfully, Dexter Dispatch Services, fortunately, has a solution.

FMCSA/DoT Requirements and Optional

Complying with the rules and guidelines set forth by the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations can take much time. It still takes a lot of paperwork and monitoring, even with a one-ton truck. The following are conditions that you must meet to proceed.

Driver Qualification

If you aim to hire drivers to transport cargo within or between states, you must have driver qualification files. These files include job and driving records, a certificate of violations, a road test certificate, and a three-year inquiry to state agencies. This is in addition to the standard driving credentials. Driver qualification records need to be updated annually. In some circumstances, the DoT might also request drug and alcohol testing.

Requirements for Truck ELDs in Driver Logs/ELogs for Truck Drivers

December 2019 marked the start of the FMCSA vehicle ELD requirements deployment. Employers must track the daily Hours of Service requirement using an ELD (electronic logging device, which generates electronic logs for truck drivers) connected to the vehicle engine.

Additionally, driver logs and reports must be reviewed monthly so that corrective action can be implemented in the event of non-compliance. You must get this right because DoT auditors and examiners frequently target truck driver logs.

Other Requirements

State mileage and roadside safety audits and inspections are also allowed by the DoT/FMCSA. IRP and IFTA can also inspect you. That’s much responsibility, so why not give Dexter Dispatch Services that duty?

Selecting a DOT Compliance Service

There needs to be more options for compliance. Strict and exact regulations control the trucking business, and for good reason—to safeguard the rights of drivers and customers and the safety of everyone on the road. As a result, compliance is essential for all owner-operators and carriers. This also means that there is no space for error.

It makes logical sense to pick a DOT compliance solution that will make it easier for you to achieve compliance while avoiding hassles. As a truck driver, you worry a lot about your business running well and offering customers excellent services. The administration of other operational concerns can be simplified by assigning compliance to a reliable partner.

Explore a number of the advantages of working with a reputable DOT compliance partner.

Peaceful electronic log management for truck drivers

Driver logs currently require to be entirely digitized. A truck ELD will handle all regular reporting and logging, including your drivers’ daily records. While this advancement simplifies the responsibilities of drivers of vehicles, it additionally introduces a level of anxiety. Ineffective management and maintenance of these electronic driver records may result in noncompliance and a significant penalty.

Truck drivers do not need to worry about managing these logs; the relevant service provider will handle it. By doing things this way, you may take advantage of electronic logs for drivers without having to deal with the associated headaches and challenges.

Protect your business’s income

Governmental organizations and authorities enforce several compliance requirements, including those related to ELD vehicles. You may be subject to a fine if you violate the suggested compliance guidelines. Ensuring perfect compliance with safety rules and updating vehicle logs are essential measures in avoiding such penalties for your company.

However, an appropriate service might do even more for your company. It is important for your clients that they comply with regulations. They are concerned about your obedience to the rules regulating driver logs, dedication to maintaining public safety, and overall conduct as a reliable and responsible owner-operator driver. When you follow the law, you provide this to your customers; a compliance service helps you ensure all of this.

Promote your business confidently

You’re not only considering how to provide your clients excellent results at present; you’re also planning for the future.

Larger vehicles can be included in your company’s fleet; for instance, an ELD for a one-ton truck might be getting. As an alternative, you can verify that every one of your vehicles and commercial trailers has an ELD deployed. Even when you operate on a large scale, you can ensure that all your vehicles and activities comply with safety rules. With the assistance of the right service provider, this can be achieved.

Concentrate on running your business in the right way

You love driving a vehicle and helping customers when they need it. It may be difficult for you to thoroughly examine all the rules and regulations and ensure you follow them or record your driver’s activity.

That’s the only reason why DOT compliance services are so helpful to owner-operators and truck drivers. With the help of this service, drivers can focus more on what they can do best: driving and giving clients exceptional services 24/7.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does DDS do the invoicing? How do I get paid?

    Yes. We have customers for whom we handle all the paperwork including, sending invoices to the factoring company. We DO NOT accept payments on your behalf. We submit your invoices to the factoring company & they’ll directly pay you.

  • What happens if I don't want to take the load you have to offer me?

    If you don’t want to take the load that we offer you, you may let us know, and we’ll continue to find the load for you until we find the one that is acceptable to you. 

  • How do I get on board?

    If you’re willing to get on the board with us, you just need to fill out a form. Also, you need to provide us with your MC authority acceptance document.

  • What type of trucks do you provide dispatching services for?

    We specialize in providing dispatch services for Dry vans, Flatbed, Step Deck, and Reefers. However, if you’re seeking dispatching services for any other type of trailer, you can let us know. We’ll be more than happy to assist you.

  • Why should I sign up for Dexter Dispatch Services?

    Dexter Dispatch Services makes it easy for you to handle your shipping requirements. You can get quick quotes, track your shipment & get your freight delivered on time.

  • How does Dexter Dispatch Services choose carriers?

    Dexter Dispatch Services works with a reliable & efficient network of carriers, each of which is required to go through several steps to fulfill the compliance, safety, & accountability requirements.

  • What paperwork do I need to receive a payment? What paperwork do I need to receive a payment?
    Invoice & POD are the standard documents required to get your payment. If any additional documents are required, our team will let you know.
  • What type of equipment do you hire?
    We hire carriers for all types of equipment such as dry van, flatbed, LTL, FTL, reefer, & power only.
  • What will Dexter Dispatch Services do for my business?

    It’s simple. Most owner-operators get into trucking to drive more miles & earn money. However, they get bogged down by paperwork, load searching, negotiations & phone calls. By taking care of your back-office operations such as load searching, negotiations, email & phone updates, Dexter Dispatch Services allows your business operations to run smoothly & get you top paying loads. Our goal is to find you the highest paying loads so that you put more money in your pocket.