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National Impaired Driving Prevention Month 2018

By |December 4th, 2018|

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the holiday season is officially upon us. Across the globe, people are gearing up for a busy month of shopping, baking, wrapping presents, and of course, spending time with friends and loved ones at festive gatherings.

Whatever your plans are this time of year, it’s important to […]

Cleveland Channel 19 News Features DriveTeam’s Winter Skills Clinic

By |November 29th, 2018|

Winter Driving: DriveTeam’s Winter Skills Clinic
Channel Channel 19 News (WOIO) recently featured DriveTeam’s Winter Skills Clinic providing some quick winter driving tips for their viewers

“Driving’s a diminishing skill,” Salyer said. He added, “if we’re not operating the vehicle properly or if we think we can operate it just the same on these types of conditions, […]

Almost 5,000 Commercial Motor Vehicles Found with Critical Brake Violations during Brake Safety Week

By |November 14th, 2018|

Back in September during Brake Safety Week, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducted roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) as a mean to identify and remove CMVs with critical brake violations from the roadways. Because properly functioning brake systems are crucial to safe CMV operation, the goal of Brake Safety Week is to […]

FMCSA officially delays implementation of Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration rule

By |July 19th, 2018|

Implementation date delayed until June 22, 2021

The implementation date for the Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final rule has been officially delayed for three years, according to a recent interim final rule issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

The compliance date, originally slated for June 22, 2018, has been rescheduled until June 22, 2021. […]

Be Prepared for Operation Safe Driver Week

By |July 12th, 2018|

Traffic enforcement personnel will be watching the roads closely next week for unsafe driving behaviors by both commercial drivers and individual drivers during Operation Safe Driver Week July 15-21, 2018.

This initiative of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) was created to help to reduce the number of crashes, and ultimately, deaths and injuries due to […]

Inspectors Keying in on Cargo Securement During Nationwide Inspection Spree

By |March 20th, 2017|

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance confirmed Monday its annual International Roadcheck inspection blitz will be held June 6-8.

Inspectors this year will be placing an emphasis on cargo securement. While this is a normal part of CVSA’s Level I inspections, the organization says its inspectors will be highlighting cargo securement as a reminder to fleets and […]

Current 34-Hour Restart Regs to Stay Put Following Issuance of Long-Awaited FMCSA Report

By |March 8th, 2017|

Following more than two years of lingering uncertainty, the rules governing truckers’ use of a 34-hour restart are settled, following the issuance of a long-awaited report from the Department of Transportation. The study has not yet been made public, but a letter issued by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General confirms the report’s conclusions.

The […]

FMCSA Clarifies ELD Mandate’s ‘Grandfather’ Clause and Potential Issues With Non-Compliant ELDs

By |February 28th, 2017|

Administration last week issued new guidance on the use of older logging device  that, while lacking compliance with the agency’s electronic logging device stipulations, afford carriers two extra years — until December 2019 — to fully comply with the ELD mandate.

The agency also published last week clarification for carriers whose devices turn out to be […]

EEO is the Law Posting Penalty Increasing. New Fine Could Be $534

By |February 15th, 2017|

The penalty for failure to post the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster will increase to $534 on March 2.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission published the final rule relating to the penalty increase in the Federal Register on January 31. The $9 increase is required under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of […]

5 Trucking Takeaways From Trump’s First Two Weeks

By |February 8th, 2017|

A freshly inaugurated President Trump acted swiftly upon assuming the Oval Office to take broad strikes at federal regulation on private industry. Between those actions and other orders, Trump’s pen has received a workout — and the news cycle has been dizzying.

Here are the key trucking takeaways from Trump’s first two weeks in office.

Driver training […]