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FMCSA Publishes Revisions to Driver Hours of Service Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published its final rule revising the driver hours of service regulations.  85 Fed. Reg. 33396 (June 1, 2020).  The new regulations will go into effect on September 29, 2020. The final rule makes...

New Partnership with GraceWorks

New Partnership with GraceWorks

Cumberland Idealease started working with GraceWorks Ministries in Franklin, TN. They're a non-profit providing many resources including family support, instructional programs, seasonal needs, and hunger prevention. We initially partnered with them...

Our Neighborhood Across Nations

Our Neighborhood Across Nations

Community at the Core Back in 1982, a handful of entrepreneurs got together to design and build the foundation for an industry-leading leasing and rental organization to set new standards for service and support. That organization would grow to...

Cumberland Featured in Idealease Covid Chronicles

Cumberland Featured in Idealease Covid Chronicles

Turning to Our Communities During COVID-19 When life is “business as usual” and the day-to-day routines of work and family let us get into a groove, a routine, something comfortable and familiar, even acts as selfless as giving back to our...

Idealnet: Something Certain in Uncertain Times

Idealnet: Something Certain in Uncertain Times

These days, it’s rare that something can be so truly unexpected as to catch our whole culture unprepared and uncertain. Between the worlds of big data, the internet of things, and global connectivity, it would be easy to think that we can forecast...

Time to Clean Your Cab!

Time to Clean Your Cab!

When is the last time you looked inside the cab, body, or trailer of the trucks that your drivers are operating? The following items inside trucks present unique, dangerous situations to the driver and unnecessary liability exposure to the company...

COVID-19 Changes FMCSA’s Auditing Procedures

COVID-19 Changes FMCSA’s Auditing Procedures

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is performing off-site compliance reviews to limit exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19) for the regulated community and safety investigators, the agency stated in a recent guidance document....

COVID-19 is Not a License to Speed

COVID-19 is Not a License to Speed

States and provinces are reporting that there is a significant increase in the number of vehicles that are speeding at a high rate of speed and driving recklessly since the start of COVID-19. This is an issue that you need to discuss with your...

Stepping Up During the COVID-19 Crisis

Stepping Up During the COVID-19 Crisis

By Persio LisboaExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the trucking industry at its very finest, delivering the vital goods that people need – food, medicine, and more. The brave women and men who are...

COVID-19 is Not a License to Speed

COVID-19 is Not a License to Speed

States and provinces are reporting that there is a significant increase in the number of vehicles that are speeding at a high rate of speed and driving recklessly since the start of COVID-19. This is an issue that you need to discuss with your...

Conventional Engine (CE) Bus Delivery & Demo

Conventional Engine (CE) Bus Delivery & Demo

Cumberland was so honored to deliver the first bus of a two bus order yesterday to Fentress County Schools!  Fentress County was an all front engine fleet that asked for a Conventional Engine (CE) bus demo back in January.  The 78 passenger...

TSA Extends TWIC Expiration For Six Months

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Transportation Security Administration has granted a temporary exemption from requirements in 49 CFR part 1572 regarding the expiration of certain Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs). ...

FMCSA Extends and Expands Emergency Declaration

FMCSA Extends and Expands Emergency Declaration

On April 8, 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extended and expanded its emergency declaration. The Emergency Declaration, which had been issued to move essential supplies more efficiently to combat the COVID-19...

CDC & CISA Guidance for Essential Workers

CDC & CISA Guidance for Essential Workers

On April 9, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released an important update regarding the continued health, safety, and protection of Essential Critical...

Free Driver COVID-19 Training Video

Free Driver COVID-19 Training Video

Training provider Instructional Technologies Inc. (ITI), is offering a free course for drivers on COVID-19 safety. COVID-19: What Drivers Need To Know  helps drivers understand the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Idealease is posting this link...

Navistar Takes Proactive Measures In Response To COVID-19

Navistar Takes Proactive Measures In Response To COVID-19

LISLE, Ill., April 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) today provided an update on actions it is taking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As an essential business critical to supporting our country's...

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 crashes. DON'T TAILGATE! KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE...

How to Clean Your IC Bus

How to Clean Your IC Bus

General Cleaning Information Chemicals used to clean or disinfect your IC Bus can adversely affect materials used to build the vehicle. Many common cleaning chemicals can damage or ruin the appearance of materials like ABS plastic, vinyl, rubber,...