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Customer Testimonial for Capacity Lease Program

Customer Testimonial for Capacity Lease Program

"From the initial phone call, I felt Cumberland was customer service oriented.  Their staff was professional and knowledgeable.  Most of all they listened to my needs and challenges I’ve had with other providers. " One of our Capacity Lease program...

FMCSA SCAM ALERT

FMCSA SCAM ALERT

FMCSA has been notified of a phishing scam that you may receive from the FMCSA “Assistant of Administration” claiming you need to “complete your most recent up-to-date membership License certificate.” If you receive any suspicious email from info@fmcsa.dot.gov or any other entity that you are not expecting or looks suspicious, please delete the email from your inbox. Once the email has been deleted, go into your deleted mail and delete it from your deleted mailbox. Doing this will limit the exposure to phishing emails. -Note that the only legitimate way to log in to the Training Provider Registry is via login.gov. Never enter your email address and password into a third-party website claiming to give you access to the Training Provider Registry

How can I tell if a website is an official government website?

The .gov means it’s official. Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.

Check the URL for https:// The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

ANNUAL DOT INSPECTION

ANNUAL DOT INSPECTION

FMCSA Phishing Scam Alert FMCSA has been notified of a phishing scam that you may receive from the FMCSA “Assistant of Administration” claiming you need to “complete your most recent up-to-date membership License certificate.” If you receive any...

10 Tips for Driving Safely in Work Zones

10 Tips for Driving Safely in Work Zones

10 Tips for Driving Safely in Work Zones EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED! (Normal speed limits may be reduced, traffic lanes may be changed, and people may be working on or near the road.) SLOW DOWN! (Speeding is one of the major causes of work zone...

April is Distracted Driving Month

April is Distracted Driving Month

Did you know your brain can miss seeing up to 50% of your driving environment when you talk on a cell phone? And that according to research, drivers talking on cell phones had slower reaction times than drivers with a .08 blood alcohol content. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and is the perfect time for motor carriers to reinforce to their drivers the dangers of distracted driving and the rules and regulations being enforced by the FMCSA.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

To keep families safe this Independence Day, law enforcement agencies will have increased enforcement focused on impaired driving during the 4th of July holiday period. Drinking and driving is a bad combination, the consequences are abundantly...

Roadcheck 2020 May 5-7 Will Focus on Driver Requirements

Roadcheck 2020 May 5-7 Will Focus on Driver Requirements

Driver requirements will be the emphasis of the 2020 International Roadcheck, hosted annually by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). This year's Roadcheck is scheduled to take place May 5-7, a month earlier than its traditional date....

Winter Fuel Mix Affecting Fuel Economy

Winter Fuel Mix Affecting Fuel Economy

Q: Why does my Fuel Economy drop in the colder months? A: Refineries must change the composition of diesel fuel in the winter to help it function better in the cold weather. These changes give the fuel a little more temperature margin when it comes...

Daylight Savings Time Starts Sunday November 3rd

Daylight Savings Time Starts Sunday November 3rd

Time to Fall Back…..Daylight Savings Time Change in Coming Up Daylight savings time will "fall back" at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 3rd. Make sure that all your drivers are aware that the change to daylight savings will occur.  Caution route...

November 3-10 is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

November 3-10 is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

The National Sleep Foundation has launched Drowsy Driving Prevention week as an educational campaign designed to save lives by increasing awareness of the dangers of driving while sleepy. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates...

Large-Truck-Related Crash Fatalities Increased Again in 2018

Large-Truck-Related Crash Fatalities Increased Again in 2018

While 2018 highway crash data showed an overall decrease in fatalities, large-truck-related fatalities increased since 2017. Fatalities for crashes involving large trucks rose 0.9% from 2017 to 2018 according to data from the National Highway...

Is that a Drunk Driver?

Is that a Drunk Driver?

Is that a Drunk Driver? How many times have you been driving and upon seeing another motorist, ask yourself, "Is that a Drunk Driver?" The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has established four categories to identify if a...

Regulations: Alcohol Consumption and Driving a Commercial Vehicle

Regulations: Alcohol Consumption and Driving a Commercial Vehicle

With the upcoming holidays, what regulations are in place pertaining to alcohol consumption and driving a commercial motor vehicle? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations address use of alcohol by any commercial driver (>10,000lbs MGVWR) in...

Safe Trucking is Good Business

Safe Trucking is Good Business

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg: Safe Trucking is Good Business Trucks move the economy, and they do a superb job. One- and two-day delivery wouldn’t be possible without the nation’s truck army. But when...

Driver Shortage Continues to Top ATRI List of Industry Concerns

Driver Shortage Continues to Top ATRI List of Industry Concerns

Driver shortage continues as the top-ranked issue in the trucking industry, according to the annual Top Industry Issues report from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The industry's efforts to retain and recruit qualified...

OT Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Registration is NOW OPEN!

OT Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Registration is NOW OPEN!

The CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse portal is now accepting stakeholder registrations in advance of the website's launch on January 6, 2020. Motor carriers, medical review officers, substance abuse professionals, and consortium/third-party...

October 7th – 13th is Fire Prevention Week

October 7th – 13th is Fire Prevention Week

National Fire Prevention Week is coming, and it is a good time to review with your drivers how to prevent fires and how to react to a fire that occurs in their commercial motor vehicle. Fire extinguisher inspection is a vital part of a driver’s...

Updated Handbook on Perishable Foods Available

Updated Handbook on Perishable Foods Available

A 1987 handbook published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s division of Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS) been updated and republished by a team led by University of Florida researchers.  USDA-AMS Handbook No. 669, “Protecting...

Study: Truck Drivers Rank Among the Most Sleep-Deprived Americans

Study: Truck Drivers Rank Among the Most Sleep-Deprived Americans

A study from Ball State University indicates that truck drivers as a group are getting inadequate sleep. The report analyzed more than 150,000 working adults from 2010 to 2018 and found that Americans getting seven hours or less of sleep increased...