FMCSA provides relief on HOS regulations due to Hurricane Sally

By |2020-09-16T10:31:19-05:00September 16th, 2020|Trucking News|

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a regional emergency declaration to provide regulatory relief for truckers hauling relief supplies in areas affected by Hurricane Sally. The September 15 emergency declaration was issued in response to Hurricane Sally and affects Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi. It will remain in place until October ...more

Truckers who left their semis to flee wildfire need to call ODOT, ASAP

By |2020-09-10T08:50:16-05:00September 10th, 2020|Trucking News|

A large-scale wildfire forced multiple truck drivers to leave their vehicles on an Oregon interstate. On Tuesday, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) closed down I-5 about a mile north of the California/Oregon border for the Glendower Fire as it burned near Ashland. Drivers who were traveling north on I-5 were temporarily turned back into ...more

FMCSA opens discussion on allowing truckers on-duty to take 3-hours off-duty break

By |2020-08-29T12:54:43-05:00August 29th, 2020|Trucking News|

On Friday, August 28th, FMCSA announced in their official Twitter account that it is seeking comments on a pilot program to allow additional hours of service relief by allowing participating CDL holders to pause their 14 hours on-duty cycle once with an off-duty period up to three hours. “Truckers are American heroes - they keep ...more

I-10 and several more closures due to Hurricane Laura

By |2020-08-27T14:55:54-05:00August 27th, 2020|Trucking News|

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has closed a major interstate to traffic due to potentially deadly severe weather. The DOTD announced the closure around 8:30 on Wednesday night ahead of Hurricane Laura, which made landfall early Thursday in Cameron, about 45 miles south of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Until further notice,  I-10 eastbound ...more

FMCSA Opens Discussion about Automatic Broker Document Reporting

By |2020-08-18T15:21:30-05:00August 18th, 2020|Trucking News|

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Tuesday that it is opening comments on a request from the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and the Small Business in Transportation Coalition that could lead to a requirement that brokers would share documents on transactions with drivers and carriers. The OOIDA request is that FMCSA should require ...more

NYC launches COVID-19 travel checkpoints

By |2020-08-07T13:22:01-05:00August 7th, 2020|Trucking News|

Officials in New York City are opening quarantine checkpoints at undisclosed “key entry points” in an attempt to slow the spread of Covid-19. Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement about the checkpoints on August 5. The checkpoints are meant to ensure that travelers follow quarantine requirements to self-isolate for two weeks upon entry into ...more

5 tips how to stop being deceived as a driver

By |2020-08-04T18:02:58-05:00August 4th, 2020|Trucking News|

The trucking business in the United States is a competitive market that generates over $ 700 billion a year. Stable growth in supply creates a stable growth in demand for transportation, which helps more than 200 companies to open every day across the country. More than 7 million people in the United States work in ...more

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