Mon, November 18th, 2013 - 3:07 pm - By Gordon Basichis
Corra Group is assisting trucking and transportation clients with achieving their compliance standards for possible DOT audits. As it is the season when the Department of Transportation typically audits start up and establishing trucking companies, Corra Group has received numerous phone calls from new and current clients asking for assistance in getting them in line with its background checks in the trucking package.
“This year we have experienced a greater number of signups in the trucking and transportation industry,” said Nick Gustavson, Corra Group Co-Founder. “We have had a lot of larger trucking concerns, but also numerous startups run by guys with maybe one or two trucks with hopes of expansion. We even had several single, independent operators who opened accounts this year.
Gustavson explained that in order to be compliant even the single trucker must be a member of a random drug management consortium. He must be part of a pool so that is part of a larger group where half the drivers in that group are mandated to take random drug tests at least once a year.
“Trucking groups need to make sure that they run their drivers’ Motor Vehicle Driving Records at least once every twelve months,” said Gustavson. Many businesses prefer to run the MVRs more often than that to make sure their drivers havecurrent licenses in good standing. We hear the horror stories where the driver is caught operating a rig with a revoked or suspended license. So when the police pull the truck over for a routine stop or some traffic violation, that’s it. They take the driver to jail and impound the rig. It costs some serious money to bail out the driver and get the rig out of the pound. If there are perishables, then the company eats the cost as the insurance surely won’t pay on a driver with a suspended license.”
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