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FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Waivers for Another Three Months

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provided a three-month extension to several emergency waivers enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Declaration and license and medical-card waivers were due to expire on May 31, 2021, after...

CVSA Announces Dates for Brake Safety Week

This year's Brake Safety Week is scheduled for August 22-28, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). The enforcement campaign is a part of the larger Brake Safety Awareness Month, which takes place in August. During CVSA's annual enforcement event,...

CVSA Issues Inspection Bulletin on Identifying Motor Carriers

The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Alliance has issued an Inspection Bulletin to assist roadside inspectors in identifying motor carriers.  The bulletin discusses use of documents and driver interviews to ensure that the inspection report, and any violations, are...

Time for Spring Cleaning… What’s in the Cab of Your Truck(s)?

When is the last time you looked inside the cab, body, or trailer of the trucks that your drivers are operating? Over the years of inspecting and looking inside commercial motor vehicles for the companies I have worked for, I have seen the following items inside...

[Event] Drive-In Movie! In Partnership with End Slavery Tennessee

Cumberland is excited to partner with End Slavery Tennessee for their event, Drive-In & Drive Out Trafficking, hosted at our location in Lebanon, TN. Saturday, June 12, 20216:00 PMCumberland International Trucks980 Leeville Road, Lebanon, TN 37090Drive-In &...
FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Waivers for Another Three Months

FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Waivers for Another Three Months

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provided a three-month extension to several emergency waivers enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Declaration and license and medical-card waivers were due to expire on May 31, 2021, after...

CVSA Announces Dates for Brake Safety Week

CVSA Announces Dates for Brake Safety Week

This year's Brake Safety Week is scheduled for August 22-28, according to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA). The enforcement campaign is a part of the larger Brake Safety Awareness Month, which takes place in August. During CVSA's annual enforcement event,...

FMCSA Medical Review Board to Meet

FMCSA Medical Review Board to Meet

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Medical Review Board will meet via videoconference on May 19-20, 2021.  86 Fed. Reg. 23780 (May 4, 2021).  The MRB is an advisory committee to the FMCSA and provides the agency with input on current medical issues...

Do You Have a Driver with Other Outside Compensated Work?

Do You Have a Driver with Other Outside Compensated Work?

With ELD’s now in full swing, motor carriers feel that their hours-of-service violations have now been completely taken care of. However, there is one area of compliance that the ELD does NOT address, and that's a driver with other compensated work.  A driver with...

Record Retention

Record Retention

So how long do I have to keep records and documents that are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations? Answer: It depends on which documents we are talking about.  The record retention requirements vary greatly.  I have summarized the retention...

Be On the Defense!

Be On the Defense!

With the vaccines now in full swing, we are seeing the benefits and states and provinces are “opening” and lifting restrictions that have been in place with COVID-19.  We already have evidence that the driving habits of the general population tend to result in...

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Motorist awareness is an important component of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's comprehensive motorcycle safety program. Over two-thirds of fatal motorcycle crashes involve a motorcycle and another vehicle....

How are You Retaining Strong Fleet Drivers?

How are You Retaining Strong Fleet Drivers?

In January, the Heavy-Duty Trucking Magazine released its 2021 Economic Outlook with four items that they see will have an impact in 2021 for the trucking industry. The first one on their list is that in 2021 there will be fewer drivers available: Fewer drivers, more...

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...

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