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Ask our ELD expert, Marc Moncion, any questions you may have around fleet safety, compliance, DOT audits, roadside inspections, CSA scores, or best practices.
 

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What is the definition of a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV)?

The term ‘commercial motor vehicle’ is referenced a total of 101 times in Part 395, yet a proper definition is not provided to clearly describe what exactly a commercial motor vehicle for the purposes...

  Mar 22, 2019     Marc Moncion 2

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My driver is participating in a parade. Should he log his time with ELD?

Dear Marc, One of my drivers has been driving and logged off duty this morning at 07:30 AM. He has no sleeper berth available as he was able to sleep during the trip down. He has to be in a parade but...

  Mar 20, 2019     Marc Moncion 0

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How is the 34 hour reset calculated and is it required for the 8 day cycle?

Dear Marc, How is the 34 hour reset calculated and is it required for the 8 day cycle?   Dear Reader, The U.S. hours-of-service regulation allows a driver to “restart” their 60-hour in any 7 consecuti...

  Mar 14, 2019     Marc Moncion 0

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

 

Marc Moncion https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-m-416a989/

Lead Expert at Fleet Complete

Marc is the Vice President 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 being 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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