Consultants, Do I Need One?

By Brian J. RikerPresident of Fleet Compliance Solutions, LLC

Keeping abreast of regulations and the thousands of other obscure rules that affect companies must comply with is a full-time job by itself. This is why a compliance consultant is a must-have member of your team of advisors, shameless plug intended. Seriously, most business owners hire tax advisors, attorneys, and other specialists for advice, yet they just wing-it when it comes to DOT and OSHA regulatory compliance.

We are here to assist you with the challenges that impact your business operations such as CSA and CAB Report Scores, safety audits, DOT inspections, OSHA inspections, Insurance Loss Control visits, safety training, and other regulatory or insurance issues.

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2021 UCR Update
The start of the 2021 UCR registration period is delayed until further notice while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) completes its rulemaking process. Once the final rulemaking is published, the registration period will be opened. The UCR Board of Directors will recommend that states delay enforcement for approximately three (3) months from that time. Please visit for the latest updates.

2019 Registrations Are Now Closed


ASHI CPR y AED adultos, niños y bebés (ASHI CPR and AED Adult, Child and Infant )

ASHI CPR y AED están diseñados específicamente para personas y es una excelente opción tanto para la comunidad como para el lugar de trabajo. Este programa extremadamente flexible ayudará a preparar a las personas para responder a un paro cardíaco y ahogo. Este programa cumple con las actualizaciones de la Guía AHA 2015 para CPR y ECC. Periodo de certificación 2 años

Primeros auxilios básicos de ASHI (ASHI Basic First Aid)

Primeros auxilios básicos de ASHI ayuda a los estudiantes a desarrollar conocimientos básicos de primeros auxilios, habilidades y la confianza para responder. El programa es una excelente opción tanto para la comunidad como para el lugar de trabajo, y cumple con la Actualización de 2015 de AHA y ARC Guidelines for First Aid.  Periodo de certificación 2 años

Designated Employer Representative (DER) Training

Under Title 49 Part 40 every organization covered by the Department of Transportation Regulations that employs safety-sensitive employees must have one (or more) Designated Employer Representatives (DERs).

Passenger Service and Safety (PASS) Training

The PASS training program is a comprehensive training on the assistance that drivers should be providing to passengers. 

Silica Awareness Training
OSHA Construction - June 23, 2017, one year after the effective date.

OSHA General Industry and Maritime - June 23, 2018, two years after the effective date.

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Drug & Alcohol Supervisor:

Have you ever received a notice stating the following?

Your Company is out of compliance.”
“Don’t fail your DOT audit!”
You are subject to a civil penalty up to $ 10,000 for being out of compliance.”

Hours of Service:  In general, a CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business and is involved in interstate commerce and fits any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in quantity requiring placards

Marking of self-propelled Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV) & Intermodal Equipment:

Every self-propelled CMV subject to subchapter B of this chapter must be marked as specified in paragraphs (b), (c), and (d) of this section, and each unit of intermodal equipment interchanged or offered for interchange to a motor carrier by an intermodal equipment provider subject to subchapter B of this chapter must be marked as specified in paragraph (g) of this section.

The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA):  Is an agreement between states and Canadian Provinces to simplify the reporting of fuel taxes by inter-jurisdictional and interstate motor carriers.

  1. Have two axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000 pounds, or 11,797 kilograms; or
  2. Have three or more axles, regardless of weight; or
  3. Are used in combination when such combination exceeds a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms.

Contact us for assistance with your regulatory compliance.



We started Tri-State Safety Solutions,   (Veteran Owned Business) with the idea of bringing a “Real Life” approach to safety / compliance.  Our classes are interactive, hands on, and are real life applicable,

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National Safety Council Professional Truck Driver Training 

We offer the National Safety Council Professional professional truck driver training program.  The course conforms to current U.S. Department of Transportation standards.

Many acronyms have become second nature to EH&S professionals. Most know that OSHA is the acronym for Occupational Health and Safety Administration and SDS stands for Safety Data Sheet.

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States that Require a USDOT Number

Apart from federal regulations, some states require their intrastate commercial motor vehicle registrants to obtain a USDOT Number. 

These states include 

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We Now Offer

EH&S Acronyms

 1044 Lacey Road | Bldg. B, Suite 8 | Forked River, NJ 08731-1051 

National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course (DDC-6)

We offer the National Safety Council Defensive Driving 6-hour classroom.  After completing the course, you will receive a National Safety Council DDC Certificate of Completion which, depending on your state, may make you eligible for point reduction or ticket dismissal.  Insurance companies in 34 states offer a reduction on insurance premiums to DDC graduates (check with your insurance carrier for availability).

We also offer several other safe driving course in class and ONLINE.

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