Sept. 7 is National Brake Safety Day

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 as Brake Safety Day, which law enforcement will conduct inspections on large trucks.  Each inspection will serve the purpose of identifying out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake-system and antilock braking system (ABS) violations as part of the CVSA’s Operation Airbrake Program, … Read More

Tennessee DOT Changes to Permit Travel Hour Restrictions

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) overweight and over-dimensional permits office has eliminated three-hour and afternoon curfews for over-dimension permit loads of most sizes, and reduced the curfews to two-hours for the largest roads. The department released a memo on June 7, which stated there will be no movement of … Read More

The Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal against the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) had challenged the Department of Transportation's final rule on the basis of privacy and protection against warrantless search and seizure. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court refused to reconsider, resulting in victory for the DOT. As a result, drivers must comply with state legislation, company standards and terms of employment, and the Supreme Court's decision means the mandate will take effect Dec. 18. The DOT rule requires truck operators to use electronic logging to track hours of service. OOIDA brought the lawsuit in March 2016 against the DOT and the FMCSA. A three judge panel heard the case in September 2016, and in October 2016 ruled against OOIDA, although the organization says it will continue to push the issue in Congress.

The Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal against the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) had challenged the Department of Transportation’s final rule on the basis of privacy and protection against warrantless search and … Read More

Two new rules were proposed June 9 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which look to streamline CDL licensing and help qualified individuals into career opportunities as professional truck drivers. The truck driver occupation faces a huge labor shortage in the U.S. According to an article on Truckinginfo.com, the … Read More

Truckload Rates Climbed in May

According to CCJ Digital, the per-mile truckload rates increased significantly in May, especially flatbed, which hit its highest rate since August 2015.  The article noted rates in all three major truckload segments – van, flatbed and reefer – all had significant gains from the prior month. Although gains are consistent … Read More