Author Archives: Zach Erkkila

How Speed Limit Changes Affect Drivers and CSA Scores

How Speed Limit Changes Affect Drivers and CSA Scores The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) created the CSA program in order to increase driver safety and accountability. It is intended to help prevent accidents and enforce rules by using … Read More

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What Type of Vehicles Require a Class C Commercial Driver’s License?

What Type of Vehicles Require a Class C Commercial Driver’s License? For many people, when a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is brought up, they immediately think of truck drivers and other large vehicle transport. While a CDL is needed in … Read More

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What are CSA Scores and How Do They Affect Your Business?

What are CSA Scores and How Do They Affect Your Business? CSA, which stands for Compliance, Safety, and Accountability, is a system that was put in place by the FMCSA back in 2010. This initiative was intended to improve commercial … Read More

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Understanding FMCSA Hours of Service Regulations

Understanding FMCSA Hours of Service Regulations The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is responsible for creating and maintaining a series of standards and regulations that must be followed by commercial vehicle drivers and the companies that employ them. Among … Read More

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5 Tips for Putting the Snow Plow Away for the Season

Office Tenders understands the importance of maintaining your fleet of vehicles. If your company employs the use of a snow plow, you should understand there are certain procedures to follow when you store the plow away at the end of … Read More

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When is a Class B Commercial Driver’s License Required?

When is a Class B Commercial Driver’s License Required? There are 3 separate classes of license, when it comes to Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs), each one having it’s own set of qualifications and specializations. Depending on the type of commercial … Read More

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Passing the CDL General Knowledge Test

Passing the CDL General Knowledge Exam One of the DOT driver qualifications that a driver must meet before they can gain employment as a commercial driver is the passing of the CDL general knowledge test. Every state requires drivers to pass … Read More

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Straight Facts About DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Requirements

Straight Facts About DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Requirements As an employer, you should already be aware that part of pre-screening a potential driver is ensuring they pass a drug and alcohol test prior to employment. The Department of Transportation … Read More

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What You Should Know About DOT Physical Exams

What You Should Know About DOT Physical Exams   The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires commercial drivers to have a physical examination performed at least every two years. This ensures that the driver is fit for commercial driving … Read More

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The Importance of Ensuring Driver Application Data is Complete

  At Office Tenders, Inc, we regularly receive Driver Data Sheets when setting up a new driver for a company. When submitting this form, it is important to ensure that the driver has completed and correctly filled out all sections. … Read More

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