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New FMCSA Clearinghouse Rules Take Effect January 2020: Are You Prepared?

New FMCSA Clearinghouse Rules Take Effect January 2020: Are You Prepared?

December 17, 2019

There's a new “Clearinghouse” you need to know about. And, it’s not magazines or million dollar sweepstakes. This one is specific to the trucking industry, and it’s huge. It’s the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and it will support the DOT Strategic Goal of Safety when it goes live this January by ensuring drivers are qualified to operate trucks and buses. The new database, established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), will contain information pertaining to violations of the DOT’s controlled substances drug and alcohol testing program for holders of CDLs....

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Keeping Your Fleet Cool in the Summer Heat

Keeping Your Fleet Cool in the Summer Heat

August 01, 2019

Summer is upon us in full force. It’s that time of the year when many people are out enjoying summer BBQ’s, weekend outings, and outdoor family fun. As the roadways significantly warm up over the summer months and become busier with summer travelers and road construction projects, it’s just as important to prepare and maintain your fleet equipment for summer driving as it is to winterize your fleet in the winter....

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Managing Maintenance in the New Era of Technology

Managing Maintenance in the New Era of Technology

June 06, 2019

Customers deserve a superior leasing experience that allows tailoring your truck specs to your business needs with your business in mind. PacLease works with its customers to custom spec their vehicles. It’s the difference between “off-the-shelf” and a menu loaded with options. And that means you get a truck built specifically for the type of cargo, delivery areas, and duty cycle you require....

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Are You Prepared for the CVSA International Roadcheck?

Are You Prepared for the CVSA International Roadcheck?

May 22, 2019

As we enter into summer, it is time to prepare for the CVSA International Roadchecks being held June 4th - 6th that is if you have not already been busy preparing your fleet. According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, the roadside inspection program will inspect 17 commercial vehicles a minute over the 72-hour period across North America, which will equate to over 73,000 commercial vehicles. Will your truck be one of them? This international roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world and covers the United States, Canada, and Mexico....

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Dealing with Record Cold in the Midwest

Dealing with Record Cold in the Midwest

March 28, 2019

When the brutal temps hit, our company store in Hickory Hills sent out warnings to all of our customers about the dangers of operating equipment in this extreme cold. We knew that if they experienced any issues on the road, the tow companies would all be extremely busy trying to keep up with the volume of calls and stranded motorists. We informed them that at these temperatures, even treating your fuel with additive would not be sufficient and having a truck stall out and not re-start could be life threating for the driver....

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