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Change is Coming... The New CDL Application Process and What it Means August 31 2018

Post by: K&J Trucking

From inspections and road check to big changes like hours of service and the switch over to ELDs, the Department of Transportation has all sorts of rules and regulations that affect our industry. Now that we all have our ELDs or AOBRDs, the next big change the DOT is making is to the application process necessary to get your CDL. This process will be tricky and take time to get used to, so we think it is best to be prepared! Keep reading to find out more about what you can expect in the years to come. 

From inspections and road check to big changes like hours of service and the switch over to ELDs, the Department of Transportation has all sorts of rules and regulations that affect our industry. Now that we all have our ELDs or AOBRDs, the next big change the DOT is making is to the application process necessary to get your CDL. This process will be tricky and take time to get used to, so we think it is best to be prepared! Keep reading to find out more about what you can expect in the years to come. 

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Today is the Last Day to Prepare for Roadcheck! May 29 2018

Post by: K&J Trucking

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you probably heard that the 2018 Roadcheck starts in just 8 days. This year's nationwide CVSA inspection efforts will have the added pressure of enforcing the ELD mandate. Officers performing the check look at the last 8 days of data on your logs. Be prepared to pay special attention to your logs from here forward as today is only 8 days from the first day of Roadcheck. With that in mind, here are a few tips to make sure you are ready to go for inspection!

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you probably heard that the 2018 Roadcheck starts in just 8 days. This year's nationwide CVSA inspection efforts will have the added pressure of enforcing the ELD mandate. Officers performing the check look at the last 8 days of data on your logs. Be prepared to pay special attention to your logs from here forward as today is only 8 days from the first day of Roadcheck. With that in mind, here are a few tips to make sure you are ready to go for inspection!

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State Trooper Shares Funniest Things He's Seen On the Job March 2 2018

Post by: Phil Lentz

I'm Officer Phil Lentz, and as a Motor Carrier Master Inspector for the South Dakota Highway Patrol I get asked a lot for the crazy, wacky, and interesting things that happen on the job. I am sure this happens to most people who are in a law enforcement role.

K & J invited me on their blog to share some of my more "interesting" experiences, and what I have learned over the years from these weird situations! Here are some of my favorite stories. All these little life lessons are true; and I was a part of each of them or witnessed them personally. I hope you enjoy!

I'm Officer Phil Lentz, and as a Motor Carrier Master Inspector for the South Dakota Highway Patrol I get asked a lot for the crazy, wacky, and interesting things that happen on the job. I am sure this happens to most people who are in a law enforcement role.

K & J invited me on their blog to share some of my more "interesting" experiences, and what I have learned over the years from these weird situations! Here are some of my favorite stories. All these little life lessons are true; and I was a part of each of them or witnessed them personally. I hope you enjoy!

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Speak Out - DOT Requesting Comments on Hours of Service December 28 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

The ELD mandate has been all over the news in the last week, but if you've been following our blog you know that the ELD mandate is only one of the regulatory issues facing drivers. Trucking is one of the most highly-regulated industries; and all of that regulation can easily kill innovation and efficiency. Thankfully, this fall the US government is requesting comments on current regulations and they want to hear from you! Find out how below. 

The ELD mandate has been all over the news in the last week, but if you've been following our blog you know that the ELD mandate is only one of the regulatory issues facing drivers. Trucking is one of the most highly-regulated industries; and all of that regulation can easily kill innovation and efficiency. Thankfully, this fall the US government is requesting comments on current regulations and they want to hear from you! Find out how below. 

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5 Tips for Handling a DOT Inspection - From a Current Enforcement Officer May 25 2017

Post by: K&J Trucking

When you've been inspecting trucks for 12 years, you've seen a lot; and Officer Phil Lentz, Master Inspector with the Motor Carrier Services division of the South Dakota Highway Patrol has seen a lot. Officer Lentz was kind enough to offer our blog audience some tips for making your DOT inspection as painless as possible.

When you've been inspecting trucks for 12 years, you've seen a lot; and Officer Phil Lentz, Master Inspector with the Motor Carrier Services division of the South Dakota Highway Patrol has seen a lot. Officer Lentz was kind enough to offer our blog audience some tips for making your DOT inspection as painless as possible.

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