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March 31st, 2020
Feds Issue COVID-19 Guidance, Give Relief on Trucking Regulations

COVID-19 has moved government agencies to issue emergency declarations, as well as change and delay government programs and regulations that impact the trucking industry. In addition to the expanded FMCSA waiver on driver hours of service and increased weight allowances by states for vehicles delivering essential supplies, here are some other related updates.

Blog, Regulations
March 27th, 2020
Resources for Trucking-related Coronavirus and COVID-19 Information

The coronavirus outbreak is affecting both the trucking industry and the entire U.S. economy in many different ways. With new developments and announcements occurring at least daily, this information can be overwhelming, so we have compiled a list of resources for trucking-related coronavirus and COVID-19 updates and information.

March 25th, 2020
New Data Shows Critical Truck Deliveries Continue Despite COVID-19

New data released March 24 by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) shows that trucks are continuing to move – in many cases, faster than usual – to respond to the demands placed on the industry by the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 19th, 2020
A Message from PrePass Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We know you may be facing operational challenges as you work to resupply grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals, fuel stations and other essential elements of the supply chain. Here’s one aspect of your operation you can continue to count on: PrePass weigh station bypass and electronic toll payment services are running normally overall.

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
December 2nd, 2021
Record Traffic Fatalities, Trucking Issues and Differences

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released a report showing the largest six-month increase ever recorded for traffic fatalities. It estimated 20,160 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the first half of 2021, up 18.4% compared to the first six months of 2020.

November 4th, 2021
Recent CVSA Truck Enforcement Events – Results and Reasons

Few truck operators hope to get pulled over for an inspection. Some motor carriers may not need the attention, but the results of these CVSA activities speak to overall safety conditions on the road – which everyone faces. And those results are worthy of notice. CVSA recently announced the results of three inspection events. Here is what they learned.

October 18th, 2021
The Best Things I’ve Learned About Truck Drivers

My colleagues and I handed out a lot of tickets for violation of “the rules as written.” Those citations hopefully fulfilled the greater purpose of stopping or preventing unsafe behavior by truck drivers and motorists alike. We also witnessed firsthand that truck drivers are actually among the best companions law enforcement could have on the road.

August 5th, 2021
DOT Audit: FMCSA, States Must Improve Oversight of CDL Violations

A new federal audit finds that many state driver licensing agencies are not quickly sharing information about traffic convictions by Commercial Driver’s License holders. Auditors also found that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is not properly conducting oversight of state CDL programs, as required by federal law. The Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation conducted the audit between November 2019 and May 2021.

June 24th, 2021
A Different Summer for Truck Driving

The COVID-19 pandemic curtailed personal travel during most of 2020. With the arrival of the “Summer of 2021” all indications show that passenger car travel will return with a vengeance. Motorists will bring more than the kids, dogs and beach blankets with them. Many will also bring dusty safe driving habits from lack of use. Perhaps the crowded road will lessen the temptation to speed. On the other hand, car and truck drivers alike will now need to pay more attention to each other’s presence.

May 13th, 2021
Prepare for Operation Safe Driver 2021: Watch Your Truck’s Speed!

During Operation Safe Driver, law enforcement will watch both cars and trucks for reckless or aggressive driving. They will also look for distracted driving, following too closely, improper lane change, failure to obey traffic control devices, failure to use a seat belt, and evidence of drunk or drugged driving.

April 26th, 2021
Is Your Trucking Fleet Ready for 2021 Roadcheck?

During Roadcheck, expect enforcement to inspect your drivers and your trucks and make sure to prepare them. Many states and provinces will adjust their “pull-in” rate at weigh stations to check as many commercial vehicles as enforcement staffing allows – including those which would normally bypass inspection sites. CVSA gives this advance notice of Roadcheck so you can be prepared. Here is what you need to know.