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Driving In Springtime Weather

Driving In Springtime Weather

Turn Around Don’t Drown!

With the recent storms and flooding that have occurred this spring, drivers of any type of vehicle need to know road conditions can change rapidly with flash floods. Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm-related hazard. Why? The main reason is people underestimate the force and power of water. Over half of all flood-related deaths, each year occur with victims inside vehicles. Many of the deaths occur in vehicles as they are swept downstream.

CLICK IT OR TICKET

CLICK IT OR TICKET

Seat belts have been proven to be one of the best ways to save your life in a crash. Yet many still do not buckle up. Worse still, not wearing a seat belt is a habit that will pass on to impressionable youth who, in turn, will think it is safe to...

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.

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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...

Order Parts Online with RepairLink

Order Parts Online with RepairLink

Free to you, OnCommand Parts Information powered by RepairLink delivers a complete electronic parts ordering system online. Not only do you have access to our dealership pricing and inventory availability, you can view illustration and technical...

International® Truck Adds Enhanced Driver Safety Capabilites

International® Truck Adds Enhanced Driver Safety Capabilites

International® Truck, the commercial truck brand of Navistar International Corporation, now offers enhanced features of the Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™ collision mitigation system on the International® LT® Series, RH™ Series, MV™ Series, HV™ Series...

Navistar Stockholders Approve Acquisition by TRATON

Navistar Stockholders Approve Acquisition by TRATON

Navistar International Corporation ("Navistar") (NYSE: NAV), a leading U.S. truck maker, announced that, at its annual meeting of stockholders held today, stockholders approved TRATON's proposal to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of...

Manage Your Fleet and Increase UPTIME with OnCommand Connection

Manage Your Fleet and Increase UPTIME with OnCommand Connection

ONCOMMAND CONNECTION IS INNOVATION THAT DRIVES UPTIME FOR YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS OnCommand® Connection Customers Have Seen:Up to 80% reductions in vehicle failures requiring a towUp to 30% reductions in annual repair costs IT BEGINS WITH THE...

FMCSA Extends the Limits of the Emergency Declaration

FMCSA Extends the Limits of the Emergency Declaration

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its Emergency Declaration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but has limited the scope of transportation subject to its terms.  The declaration exempts motor carriers and drivers from...

FMCSA Issues 90-Day Waiver for Pre-Employment Drug Testing

FMCSA Issues 90-Day Waiver for Pre-Employment Drug Testing

In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a waiver to allow employers to forgo administration of a pre-employment drug test if the driver has participated in a controlled substances testing...

Early Success! New Partnership with GraceWorks

Early Success! 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...

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...

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...