2022 was a big year for the trucking industry and a busy one for us at Trucksafe! We met a lot of great carriers and safety professionals this year and were honored to help our carrier clients on a number of compliance-related projects. We produced and published well over 100 hours of DOT-related content across our various platforms. We developed a couple of new courses through our Trucksafe Academy. We launched our Trucksafe Compliance Network and hosted a bunch of free educational webinars. We published a ton of articles and appeared on several industry podcasts and livestreams. And we couldn't have done it without your support! So, from the Trucksafe team, thanks so much for following along, and please feel free to reach out if there's anything we can do to help!
Without any further ado, here are our top achievements from 2022...
Top 5 Trucksafe articles from 2022
FMCSA to eliminate certificate of violations requirement | Our top post from 2022 concerned the FMCSA's elimination of the annual certificate of violations report, one of the few times the agency has relaxed regulatory requirements on carriers over the past several years.
FMCSA clarifies key brokerage definitions | Another popular article (and one of our more recent ones) concerned FMCSA's regulatory guidance on what constitutes property brokerage and when so-called "dispatch services" require brokerage authority. We also dedicated one of our Trucksafe LIVE! episodes to this very topic.
FMCSA provides details on 18-21 year old apprenticeship program | 2022 was the year the FMCSA stood up its Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program to allow a limited number of 18-21 year old drivers to operate commercial vehicles in interstate commerce. We relayed the details in this article and also in one of our YouTube videos.
What are chameleon carriers? | Another popular article this year was our detailed breakdown of regulations governing so-called "chameleon" or "reincarnated" motor carriers and the consequences that flow from carriers setting up or using new USDOT numbers for an improper purpose.
FMCSA mulling tweaks to ELD rules | One of the more surprising news stories of 2022 was FMCSA's request for public comments on potential changes to its electronic logging device (ELD) rule. These would be the first major revisions to the ELD rule since its implementation in 2017.
Top Trucksafe video from 2022
We published a total of 35 DOT compliance-related videos to our YouTube channel in 2022, not to mention our monthly live stream show Trucksafe LIVE! and periodic webinars. We've got a lot more in store for 2023, so be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on our various social media platforms.
Our top YouTube video from 2022 with nearly 30,000 views 🤯 was our Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) update, in which we discussed the FMCSA's ELDT program and some common questions that tend to arise.
Top Trucksafe LIVE! podcast episode
2022 was a great year for our monthly podcast Trucksafe LIVE! We are extremely grateful to all of the distinguished guests who joined us throughout the year and helped to make the show as successful as it was. Overall, we covered a lot of important topics, including:
How to navigate the modern fleet insurance market with Nicole McMurtry of USI and Hayden Cardiff of Idelic
Driver pay with Leah Shaver of the National Transportation Institute and Lindsey Trent of the Next Generation in Trucking Association
Driver health and fitness with Dr. Mark Manera of the Trucking Fitness Company and Dr. Matthew Nuesse of Easy DOT Physicals
Cargo and freight claims with Kristen Johnson of Taylor Johnson PL and Craig Helmreich of Helmreich Law LLC
Combatting the reptile theory with Steve Bryan of Bluewire
Broker liability with Matt Leffler of the Armchair Attorney
The anatomy of a CMV accident with Jess Stenzel of PayneWest Insurance and Brendan Morse of ARCCA
BUT, the most popular Trucksafe LIVE! episode of 2022 was our show about California's AB5 legislation and its impact on owner-operator fleets with Doug Grawe of the Grawe Group. Catch the replay below.
If you're not already subscribed to the podcast, be sure to do so here. Or, join us and participate live on one of our upcoming shows. We broadcast live to our YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts, as well as trucksafelive.com.
Top selling Trucksafe Academy course in 2022
We offer a number of online DOT compliance courses for safety managers and drivers through our Trucksafe Academy. Our top-selling course from 2022 was our DOT Compliance for Safety Managers, which is An in-depth course designed for business owners and safety managers, covering all major components of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, and what it takes to build and maintain a compliant safety program. Check it out here.
Trucksafe in the news in 2022
Aside from publishing our own content, we were excited to join a number of great industry publications and shows this year to discuss hot button topics. Here are a few of the highlights:
How to stay in touch with Trucksafe in 2023??
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Subscribe to our podcast - Wherever you get your podcasts!
Join our Fleet Compliance Network - Network with other safety professionals and access a ton of DOT compliance content (free to join)!
Subscribe to our YouTube channel - Helpful compliance-related videos for safety managers and drivers
Attend our Fleet Compliance Bootcamp - In-depth, in-person training on how to effectively manage a DOT compliance program