FMCSA has brought out very useful and important basic regulations for truckers, fleet-owners especially for drivers to regulate the smooth running and moving of the loaded cargo and the freights that trucks carry for a safe passage through USA national highways. It is better to know what one should not do with regard to the regulations.
Truck drivers should not hit anything on the road in order to avoid any crash which will be shown on crash indicator installed. The number of crashes indicates the number of scores which will be unhealthy for the trucking industry as FMCSA would rate them as potential danger to human lives and property and accordingly there are structured legal action against drivers and the truckers.
English: Graph outlining the relationship between number of hours driving and incidents of crashes involving truck drivers in the United States. All hours over 12 are combined, due to the low number of sample data. (Photo credit:Wikipedia)
Then the cargo-related affairs would be judged on what not to do viz.,unsafe handling of hazardous materials, poorly managing secured loads, dropped or spilled cargo, failure to prevent shifting loads.
The vehicle maintenance is considered important as it is the responsibility of the trucker and the driver and so one should not leave checking the vehicle parts starting from bad tires to inoperative defroster and always should not fail to check the malfunctions, worn or other unsafe equipments before initiating any business schedule. Failing the regulation is violation and may be reported as poor performance that may halt the trucking business.
The straight-forward and simple CSA basic regulation is not to drive under the influence of drug substances and alcohol. The violation is considered very serious and may lead truckers to be fined by legal authorities of the intra-states as well as with federal laws and drivers to be jailed after proper blood testing to find the presence of drugs or alcohol.
Driver’s health is considered most important as they have to drive the truck for the effective functioning of the truck-owners’ delivering goods and products as required. Therefore the HOS-hours of service should not be ignored as CSA program recommended 70 hours in a weekly basis with two rest periods between 1am and 5am should be met and this will go a long way for the drivers to protect oneself against illnesses of both short term and long term including fatigued driving.
Follow the regulations of FMCSA for safe and successful business passage along with follow the IRS instructions for e-filing HVUT form 2290 for this tax year 2013-2014 by 1st July 2014 and every year on 1st July if filing annually unless if it is Saturday, Sunday or other public holidays but must file on the subsequent business working day through the IRS certified tax-partner and service providerhttp://www.Etaxform2290.com