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Senators Reintroduce DRIVE Safe Act

Senator Todd Young (R-IN) and a bipartisan group of seven other Senators have reintroduced the “Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy Act” or “DRIVE Safe Act,” in the Senate.  The bill would allow 18-20 year-olds to drive commercial motor vehicles...

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Driver Tip Sheet

CVSA published this tip sheet for carriers and drivers in preparation for this year’s Roadcheck that you can print off as a handout for your drivers. Question of the WeekMy driver has gone through a roadside inspection, how long do I have to keep this documentation on...

Prepare Now for International Roadcheck May 4-6

International Roadcheck Set for May 4-6 with Emphasis on Lighting and Hours of Service The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has set May 4-6 as the dates for this year’s International Roadcheck. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in...

FMCSA Releases More Entry-Level Driver Training Information

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released new information related to the new entry-level driver training (ELDT) requirements, set to go into effect in less than a year. With the opening of the ELDT Training Provider Registry (TPR) slated for...

Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

The South has been inundated in the past month with unprecedented storms that have brought tornados, high winds, and torrential rains. Whether you are driving or walking, if you come to a flooded road, Turn Around, Don't Drown. You will not know the depth of the...
Senators Reintroduce DRIVE Safe Act

Senators Reintroduce DRIVE Safe Act

Senator Todd Young (R-IN) and a bipartisan group of seven other Senators have reintroduced the “Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Economy Act” or “DRIVE Safe Act,” in the Senate.  The bill would allow 18-20 year-olds to drive commercial motor vehicles...

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Driver Tip Sheet

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Driver Tip Sheet

CVSA published this tip sheet for carriers and drivers in preparation for this year’s Roadcheck that you can print off as a handout for your drivers. Question of the WeekMy driver has gone through a roadside inspection, how long do I have to keep this documentation on...

Prepare Now for International Roadcheck May 4-6

Prepare Now for International Roadcheck May 4-6

International Roadcheck Set for May 4-6 with Emphasis on Lighting and Hours of Service The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has set May 4-6 as the dates for this year’s International Roadcheck. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in...

FMCSA Releases More Entry-Level Driver Training Information

FMCSA Releases More Entry-Level Driver Training Information

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released new information related to the new entry-level driver training (ELDT) requirements, set to go into effect in less than a year. With the opening of the ELDT Training Provider Registry (TPR) slated for...

Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

The South has been inundated in the past month with unprecedented storms that have brought tornados, high winds, and torrential rains. Whether you are driving or walking, if you come to a flooded road, Turn Around, Don't Drown. You will not know the depth of the...

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness 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...

2020 Vehicle Miles Down, Fatality Accident Frequency Up

2020 Vehicle Miles Down, Fatality Accident Frequency Up

With Miles Driven Remarkably Down in 2020 Vehicle Fatality Deaths Have Increased Total miles traveled by motor vehicles in 2020 were down 15% compared to 2019. However, a new report found a surprising and alarming statistic: Traffic deaths rose last year by 8% over...

Canada to Start ELD Educational Enforcement on June 12

Canada to Start ELD Educational Enforcement on June 12

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has set May 4-6 as the dates for this year’s International Roadcheck. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will conduct inspections on...

Allergy Medications Can Impair Drivers

Allergy Medications Can Impair Drivers

Driving Under the Influence - Of Allergy Medicine Spring will arrive on Saturday March 20th in the U.S., bringing along a slew of seasonal allergies. Experts suggest that the 2021 allergy season could be more severe in comparison to previous years. With allergy season...

Frost Laws in 16 states and 9 Provinces

Frost Laws in 16 states and 9 Provinces

Spring weather often creates driving challenges. Specifically, the change in ground temperature can damage roads and vehicles and result in "roller coaster" rides from "wavy roads." Consequently, motor carriers need to monitor the many state and provincial spring...

Is Your MCS 150 Up To Date?

Is Your MCS 150 Up To Date?

The FMCSA requires all interstate carriers to file a MCS-150 or MCS-150B, if a Safety permit is required, every 24 months based on the last two digits of the US DOT number.  The last digit of the number dictates the month and the second to last digit dictates the...

Question of the Week!

Question of the Week!

Will Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) inspectors be checking the newly established FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearing House to check the status of your driver during a roadside inspection? Answer: Yes, click here to see the bulletin that was sent by the CVSA to...

The Drivers Daily Vehicle Inspection (DVIR)

The Drivers Daily Vehicle Inspection (DVIR)

The Drivers Daily Vehicle Inspection (DVIR) is part of a driver’s daily responsibility to protect themselves, the motoring public, and the equipment they operate. But does your driver know the difference between a “defect” & a “safety sensitive” defect? Drivers...

FMCSA Releases Enforcement Data for 2020

FMCSA Releases Enforcement Data for 2020

A data snapshot of motor carrier violations occurring in Calendar Year (CY) 2020 was recently updated by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Analysis & Information (A & I) Online to include the entire year. A & I Online summarizes motor...

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