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American Concrete Pavement Association Announces HOS Exemptions

American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) Announces HOS Exemptions Please be advised that the Federal Motor Safety Carrier Administration (FMCSA) has approved a request from the American Concrete ...

  Feb 06, 2019     Marc Moncion 0

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Are ELDs negatively affecting driver safety?

Dear Marc,   As a driver of 14 years, I believe the ELD is a good thing, but I am concerned about drivers feeling pressured by dispatchers/companies and pushed by the clock to deliver on time. This ma...

  Feb 04, 2019     Marc Moncion 0

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The new law in Oregon forbids to look at any device while driving. Can I still operate my ELD if it

Dear Marc, I drive out of Oregon and the latest new law in Oregon is that it is illegal to look at your device at all, while driving. Can I still operate my ELD device if it is mounted?   Dear Reader,...

  Jan 31, 2019     Marc Moncion 0

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How is Preventive Maintenance Measured in a Facility Audit in Ontario?

Dear Marc, Our business is about to undergo a Facility Audit. How is a Facility Audit managed in Ontario, Canada and more specifically how the vehicle preventative maintenance (PM) profile is scored? ...

  Jan 29, 2019     Marc Moncion 0

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Can Oilfield Company Operate Under The Oilfield Exemption Even When Not Hauling Oil Products?

Dear Marc, I used to work at a company that used the 24-hour Restart under the Oilfield Exemption rule even when not transporting oil. Can oilfield companies operate under the Oilfield Exemption rule ...

  Jan 24, 2019     Marc Moncion 0

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What are the requirements around vehicle inspections?

When do drivers need to do a vehicle inspection? Who must do it? Who must sign off on it? And what is required of a driver during a roadside inspection? Scroll down for US. Canada Transport Canada has...

  Jan 21, 2019     Marc Moncion 0

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Do my drivers have to sign their daily logs within 24 hours?

Could you inform us regarding the signing logs, in terms of the latest time to do so. Unfortunately, many drivers don't sign their logs within a 24-period? As we know, all logs must be signed within 2...

  Jan 17, 2019     Marc Moncion 0

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How Does "Unassigned Driving" Work Under AOBRD vs ELD?

How does "Unassigned Driving" work under AOBRD vs ELD? A motor carrier was in the midst of being audited by DOT and were asked to surrender an “Unassigned Driving Report” for the previous 6 months, ev...

  Jan 14, 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.