On March 13, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an emergency declaration that provides some commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers an immediate waiver from the agency’s hours-ofservice (HOS) regulations. Affected Drivers The waiver applies to CMV drivers who are providing “direct assistance” in support of emergency relief efforts related to the COVID-19…

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will conduct its International Roadcheck from May 5-7, 2020. The International Roadcheck is an annual, three-day enforcement initiative that emphasizes the importance of commercial motor vehicle and driver safety through the use of a blitz of high-visibility roadside inspections throughout North America. This year’s International Roadcheck is being conducted…

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The mandate for installing and using electronic logging devices (ELDs) in commercial vehicles became a reality on December 16, 2015. Unless your company is currently using automated on-board recording devices (AOBRD), it is important to begin or finalize the process soon. This is meant to be a summary of information contained in the rule. Be…

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Be Proactive by Targeting Critical Crashes When it comes to losses, a motor carrier that operates in a reactive mode is putting itself in a bad position. It is like closing the barn door after the horses get out. The damage is done, and the only hope is to minimize the loss. A better approach…

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The deadline to equip trucks with electronic logging devices (ELDs) is December 18, 2017. With this date looming, motor carriers should be well into the implementation process. If not, it is highly recommended to begin this process immediately. ELD vendors are warning procrastinating motor carriers that supplies could be slim as the deadline nears and…

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