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Commercial Trucking regulations. DOT inspection information. Data Q challenges PA Traffic and Equipment Regulations Out of service criteria.

Experience in the area

Police Officer 1986-2011 Weighmaster 1990-2011 DOT Enforcement Certified 1999-2011 Haz-Mat Inspector 2007-2011 Class A CDL Holder CDL Instructor


Fraternal Order of Police ( life member)


American Association of Service Professionals Newsletter


Harrisburg Area Community College 35th Police Academy Community College of the Air Force PA certified 3rd party CDL tester.

Past/Present Clients

A number of trucking / transportation companies in PA and NJ

What do you like about this subject?

The opportunity to use my background and experience go help others succeed in the CMV / Transportation industry.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The Federal Regulations are certainly very broad and in some cases, vague. The North American Standard Out of Service Criteria is very specific and is something every trucking / transportation company should have a copy of. They come out every April.

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Recent Answers from Andy Blair

2016-08-27 Selling an MC # to new owners:

JR.     ( I just got back from vacation , sorry for the delay)      Someone can buy an existing company and keep the DOT / MC numbers as part of the company " package".   What they will have to do is of

2016-05-11 CNG as Tractor Fuel System.:

Hello Preshant;     Absolutely yes.   United Parcel Service ( UPS) already does this with Compressed Natural Gas.     CNG is a refrigerated liquid so it takes  special fueling stations , the typiocal

2016-04-18 cdl required weights:

Wyatt;     Your truck alone will not cause a CDL.    Your MAX trailer size to avoid needing a CDL is 15,500 lbs.   if you were to get a 16,000 lb trailer that WOULD push into class A territory.  Look at

2016-04-18 cdl required weights:

Wyatt,      Your truck qualifies as a Commercial Vehicle if it is used in some sort of money making business AND...    1.  You go out of state and your truck or truck trailer combination exceeds 10,000

2016-04-18 cdl required weights:

Wyatt;     CDL B truck is any truck with a registered or actual weight over 26,000 lbs.   Empty , the registered weight is the rule even if it actually weighs less than 26,001 lbs.     Loaded , a 26,000


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