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HAZMAT/ HAZWOPER Transportation Inspecting

There are three main areas all organizations involved in transporting hazardous materials must pay specific attention to:

1. Hazmat Training

2. Preparing to Transport

3. Transporting Hazardous Materials

Each of these areas is critical to the safety and success of every hazardous materials load.

To help safeguard everyone involved, the DOT has developed special preparation, transportation, and handling requirements known as the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

Licensing, Permitting and Reporting

We are here to help you understand and make sense of trip permits, IFTA reporting, truck license, truck permits, and reporting regulations. These comprehensive solutions and services can help you:

-Keep your fleet outfitted with the proper trip permits

-Comply with the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement (UCRA), federal and state operating authority requirements, USDOT numbers and vehicle markings, IFTA fuel tax, and IRP requirements

-File your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT)/2290 taxes

-Obtain temporary plates for your new units and renew your International Registration Plan (IRP), International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA fuel tax) and mileage tax accounts

-Reduce the labor and time required in maintaining your records

-Know when any exemptions apply to you

Vehicle Inspections & Maintenance

Vehicle Inspections and truck maintenance using a DOT vehicle inspection form can help you control costs and keep drivers safe on the road. A properly executed vehicle inspection can help your drivers:

-Discover unsafe conditions before they cause accidents or crashes

-Find mechanical problems before they lead to costly breakdowns

-Avoid being placed out of service during a roadside DOT inspection, or being subject to infractions and fines

Understanding critical information about performing a vehicle inspection, filling out vehicle inspection forms, and the consequences of a roadside inspection, helps protect your equipment, your drivers, and your organization's reputation.

And, not only do vehicle inspections make good sense – they are required.  

DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing

DOT drug and alcohol testing is not as straightforward as it may seem when you consider the following:

-The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) maintain specific drug and alcohol testing requirements.

-Some states have their own regulations that limit or add conditions to drug testing programs.

Legal issues are still a concern even after a drug testing program has been implemented (e.g., confidentiality, random drug testing rules, Family and Medical Leave Act - FMLA - rights, liability for defamation, etc.).  

Let us help you remain compliant!

Litigation Support

• DOT/FMCSR safety and compliance expert;

• HAZMAT safety and compliance expert;

• Commercial Vehicle Inspections – Truck and Bus.

Hours of Service (HOS)

In the interest of preventing fatigue-related accidents, the hours-of-service regulations place restrictions on when and for how long drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) may be behind the wheel. 

For almost 20 years, change has been a constant with these complex regulations, with more revisions planned for the future.

Most interstate CMV drivers are required to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in place of paper logs to record drivers’ hours of service (although backup paper logs are still required). These devices automatically record driving time and certain other data and facilitate the completion of logs. Drivers using older ELog systems must upgrade to the ELD standards by December 16, 2019. 

New requirements for supporting documents are also now in force, affecting all motor carriers and CMV drivers, whether using ELDs or not. 


Phone: (409) 234-6889


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