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How to Properly Mark a Commercial Motor Vehicle

How to Properly Mark a Commercial Motor Vehicle A common question I receive from customers is “What size do the letters and numbers need to be on the placard or marking on the side of my commercial vehicle?” Ironically, there is NO size designation by measurement....

Protecting the Truck During Cold Weather

Below are some tips for protecting your truck during the cold winter months! Diesel supplement should be added to the ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel when temperatures drop below 32 degrees. If you truck is equipped with an engine block heater it should be plugged in...

PREVENTING A SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT

A single-vehicle accident is any driving mishap where only one vehicle is involved.   This can include veering off the road and hitting a tree, a rollover crash, or damage caused by animals or debris on the road. Bad weather, poor visibility and distracted...

FMCSA Proposes To Add Rear Impact Guards To Annual Inspections

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published a proposed rule to include rear impact guards on the list of items that must be examined as part of the required annual inspection for each commercial motor vehicle. 85 Fed. Reg. 85571 (December 29, 2020)....

TSA Will Not Continue Authority To Extend HME Validity For CDL Drivers

The Transportation Security Administration has confirmed that after December 31, 2020, the agency will not continue authorization of State Driver Licensing Agencies to extend the validity of Hazardous Materials Endorsements that have expired. The exemption was from...
How to Properly Mark a Commercial Motor Vehicle

How to Properly Mark a Commercial Motor Vehicle

How to Properly Mark a Commercial Motor Vehicle A common question I receive from customers is “What size do the letters and numbers need to be on the placard or marking on the side of my commercial vehicle?” Ironically, there is NO size designation by measurement....

Protecting the Truck During Cold Weather

Protecting the Truck During Cold Weather

Below are some tips for protecting your truck during the cold winter months! Diesel supplement should be added to the ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel when temperatures drop below 32 degrees. If you truck is equipped with an engine block heater it should be plugged in...

PREVENTING A SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT

PREVENTING A SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT

A single-vehicle accident is any driving mishap where only one vehicle is involved.   This can include veering off the road and hitting a tree, a rollover crash, or damage caused by animals or debris on the road. Bad weather, poor visibility and distracted...

Time To Finalize Your Accident Documentation For 2020

Time To Finalize Your Accident Documentation For 2020

All motor carriers operating CMV’s over 10,000 lbs. MGVWR, transporting HM in placardable quantities or transporting passengers are required to record accidents on a register by calendar year as defined in 49 CFR 390.51. Even if no accidents were incurred by the motor...

PROTECTING YOUR DRIVER DURING EXTREME COLD CONDITIONS

PROTECTING YOUR DRIVER DURING EXTREME COLD CONDITIONS

Cold Weather Precautions To Prevent Hypothermia and Frostbite Hypothermia occurs when the body's temperature falls below normal. Early and mild symptoms include shivering, slurred speech, mental slowness or lethargy, muscular stiffness, and clumsiness. Symptoms of...

HOURS OF SERVICE RELIEF EXTENDS AND EXPANDS

HOURS OF SERVICE RELIEF EXTENDS AND EXPANDS

Help Is on the Way The first vaccines are starting to roll out, and the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a national emergency declaration giving hours of service (HOS) relief to commercial vehicle operators transporting vaccines and...

Cumberland New Years Day Hours 2021

Cumberland New Years Day Hours 2021

Happy New Year to all our Customers, Vendors and Employees! We hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday with your family and friends. Travel safe and we can't wait to see you in the new year! HOLIDAY HOURS : Please note that we will be CLOSED January 1, 2021. Please...

Cumberland Holiday Hours 2020

Cumberland Holiday Hours 2020

Happy Holidays to all our Customers, Vendors and Employees! We hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday with your family and friends. Travel safe and we can't wait to see you after the holiday! HOLIDAY HOURS : Please note that we will be CLOSED* on December 24th...

Alcohol, Drivers, and the Holidays

Alcohol, Drivers, and the Holidays

Now is a good time to remind your drivers of the consequences of drinking during the holiday season and what effect their actions can have on their CDL or operator's license and ultimately their employment with your company. Advise your drivers to use caution when...

FQA’S

FQA’S

What documentation is required to be kept in the vehicle of units I have from Idealease showing that the vehicle is a lease or rented vehicle? Answer: If the vehicle is subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCSA) regulations (greater than 10,000 lbs MGVWR)...

ARE YOUR DRIVERS OPERATING THEIR LIFTGATE SAFELY?

ARE YOUR DRIVERS OPERATING THEIR LIFTGATE SAFELY?

When we are training our drivers regarding safety, one area that is often overlooked is the safe operation of the liftgate. Like any other piece of powered, automated equipment, drivers must learn to safely operate liftgates. There are numerous types of liftgates, and...

FMCSA Releases ‘Ag Commodity’ HOS Rule Change

FMCSA Releases ‘Ag Commodity’ HOS Rule Change

FMCSA Releases ‘Ag Commodity’ HOS Rule Change The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released a new hours-of-service rule affecting motor carriers engaged in the transportation of livestock, produce, grains, plants, and other perishable...

Filming on Train Tracks is Illegal & Deadly!

Filming on Train Tracks is Illegal & Deadly!

New Operation Lifesaver Video Warns Filming on Train Tracks is Illegal & Deadly!  Operation Lifesaver has for years warned people of taking photos standing on rail tracks, as this portrays this is a safe place for pedestrians. With the ever growing amount of...

Train Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

Train Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

Always Expect a Train at EACH AND EVERY Crossing! Safety Tips for Truck Drivers Ever think how many times a day on your drivers routes your drivers cross a train track? Most of the time drivers take for granted that there is not a train coming and proceed crossing the...

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