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I'm switching to work for a new motor carrier. How should I handle my prior 7 days' RODS?

Dear Marc, I am starting work for a new motor carrier. What is the best way to present my prior 7 days records of duty status?   Dear Reader, A driver who is starting to work for a new motor carrier m...

  Mar 11, 2019     Marc Moncion 0

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What ELD supporting documents are required at roadside and during a compliance audit?

Dear Marc, What ELD supporting documents are required at roadside and during a compliance audit?   Dear Reader,                                                         Unless otherwise exempt, a motor...

  Mar 07, 2019     Marc Moncion 0

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Is it possible to reduce paperwork while operating under the 160 km radius exemption?

Dear Marc, My Ontario-based fleet is trying to reduce the paperwork to record Hours of Service for our drivers operating within a 160 radius. Looking at the MTO and CCMTA guideline documents, it seems...

  Mar 05, 2019     Marc Moncion 0

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Am I exempt from emailing my logs to the inspector, if I am running AOBRD?

Dear Marc, If I am running AOBRD and am stopped by a DOT inspector, am I exempt from emailing the hours of service log upon request of DOT since a lot of AOBRD solutions do not have the functionality ...

  Feb 28, 2019     Marc Moncion 0

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A DOT Inspector took the tablet from my driver and exited the Inspect mode. Can they do that?

Dear Marc, We had a driver go through a DOT inspection yesterday. The officer took the tablet (which was in inspect mode) from the driver, exited the inspect mode, reviewed the driver's logs, emailed ...

  Feb 25, 2019     Marc Moncion 0

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We haul wood logs and run in 100-mile radius, are we exempt from ELD?

Dear Marc, We haul wood logs and run in 100-mile radius. Drivers leave in the morning and are back home at the end of the day. Are we exempt from the ELD?   Dear Reader, The first order of business is...

  Feb 21, 2019     Marc Moncion 0

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Should the mounted ELDs display the status and time of the driver at all times?

Dear Marc, Your response to this question states that ELD device must be mounted and visible to the driver, however, does the ELD have to show the status and time of the driver at all times?   Dear Re...

  Feb 18, 2019     Marc Moncion 0

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I was given a warning for not having my trailer plate number entered in both: top of the daily log a

Dear Marc, We have been notified by DOT inspectors in Northern Ontario that we are required to have the trailer plate number in the top of our Elog and not only in the inspection portion. We received ...

  Feb 11, 2019     Marc Moncion 0

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Ask the expert - Marc Moncion (Safety, compliance and regulatory affairs expert)


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Lead Expert - Fleet Complete

Marc is the Head of Safety, Compliance & Regulatory Affairs at Fleet Complete. He is an author and industry subject matter expert who has worked in numerous senior transportation management roles for over 25 years, including an Inspector for the MTO. Marc sits on several Federal/State/provincial regulatory bodies and frequently provides commentary on emerging technology, best practices and regulatory affairs. In addition, Marc is a commercial driver's licence (CDL) holder and can drive all types of commercial vehicles in North America.

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Ask The Expert - Guy Broderick (Driver trainer)


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Guest Expert - APPS Transport Group

Guy is a Driver Recruiter/Training Supervisor and Social Media Specialist at APPS Transport Group. Certified under the WSIB guidelines and a member of JHSC, Guy is an integral force behind the company's impeccable driving record. The APPS Safety Team has achieved the highest rating of Commercial Vehicle Operator Registration (CVOR) given by the Ministry of Transportation in Ontario. Since 2010, Guy has written for and contributed to numerous publications and associations, as well as has been elected as Chair of Ontario College of Trades Tractor Trailer Driver Trade Board, recently re-elected as Chair for the TTSAO Carrier Group, has sat on numerous provincial industry committees and is a Award Winning Driver recognized on both sides of the border.



Ask The Expert - Brayn Levi Gomez (professional installer)


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Guest Expert - Certified Professional Installer

Brayn transformed his passion and hobby of installing multimedia devices and car kits in luxury vehicles into a career in 2004. Since then, Brayn has installed thousands of electronics and GPS systems in a variety of vehicles and machines with or without a power source, even on bicycles. Bryan provides professional installation, re-installation and on-site technical services to Fleet Complete customers. Throughout his career, Brayn has encountered the effects of improper GPS system installation on the integrity of the vehicle and driver's safety, and offers his insights and tips to help ensure fleet managers and technicians are using best practices to install GPS equipment in their vehicles.