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March 17th, 2020
FMCSA Issues Nationwide Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 and HOS Relief

UPDATED, May 13, 2020 — The FMCSA emergency declaration will remain in effect until the COVID-19 national emergency is determined to be over or until 11:59 PM (Eastern time) on June 14, 2020, whichever comes first.

Blog, Regulations
March 11th, 2020
Are You Ready to Be Safe with Your Trucking Operation?

As competitive as trucking may be, safety is one area where carriers, drivers, industry personnel and law enforcement openly share. Simply put, your safety is affected by the other drivers and other vehicles on the road. So it makes sense to come together, exchange knowledge, practice and train.

March 9th, 2020
New Survey Lists Most Important Truck Driver Company Benefits

As many trucking fleets struggle to find qualified drivers, and as driver turnover increases, a recent survey provides new insight into what may help solve these problems. The survey, conducted by PrePass Safety Alliance, shows how both truck drivers and fleet executives rate the relative value of benefits offered by their companies.

Press Release
March 6th, 2020

November 8-10, 2021 – Booth 6 Marriott City Center, Charlotte, NC Click here for information

Current Events
March 5th, 2020

September 12 – 14, 2021 – Booth 108 Gaylord Texan Dallas, TX Click here for more information

Current Events
March 5th, 2020

September 8 – 10, 2021 – Booth 307 Indianapolis Convention Center Indianapolis, IN Click here for more information

Current Events
March 5th, 2020
FMCSA Reduces UCR Fees for Motor Carriers in 2020

The UCR fees will be cut by 14.45% below the levels set in 2018 and will remain in place for 2021 and subsequent years unless changed by future rulemaking. In real world terms, that means lower costs, from $3 to $2,712 overall per company, depending on the number of vehicles owned or operated by motor carriers or the other parties.

March 2nd, 2020
DOT Issues Warning to Truckers About Using CBD Oil

Even though a recently enacted law removed hemp from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana itself remains a Schedule 1 drug and its use, including in CBD oil, can trigger a positive drug test result, with disqualifying penalties to the user.

Blog, Regulations
February 27th, 2020
FMCSA Seeks Input for New Truck Crash Causation Study

FMCSA notes that vehicle technology has also changed since 2003, positively, by providing capabilities such as in-cab navigation and automated emergency braking, and negatively, by introducing distracted driving as a societal concern. FMCSA now looks to capture the impact of these vehicle technologies on crash causation in a new study.

Blog, Safety
February 24th, 2020
Podcast #38: Skyrocketing Trucking Insurance Rates and How to Deal with Cost Increases

Guest: Rich Bren, vice president of insurance, PFA Transportation Insurance and Surety Services Both owner-operator truckers and trucking fleets of […]

Blog, Podcasts
February 19th, 2020
What Trucking Regulations Are Next from the Federal Government?

What is the government going to do next? When it comes to federal trucking regulations, now you have two resources to find what every agency has planned and to lend your voice to the ultimate outcome.

Blog, Regulations
February 13th, 2020
Roadside Driver and Truck Inspections Reveal Alarming Trends

If you ever wondered what roadside inspectors frequently find when they look at drivers and trucks, the answers are conveniently tracked on the FMCSA website in its Analysis & Information Online section. The FMCSA tracks these numbers because they display what is actually taking place out on the road and how effective federal regulations may be at uncovering safety problems.

Blog, Safety

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