CVSA’s Annual Safe Driver Week
The CVSA’s (Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) Operation Safe Driver Week is set for July 15-21 this year, and law enforcement will be focusing on traffic violations, seat belt enforcement, driver roadside behavior and driver regulations compliance. According to the CVSA, driver behavior is a major contributing factor to large truck … Read More
Medallion Sponsors Sales Agent Competing at Memphis in May Event
Medallion Transport & Logistics is again a Corporate Sponsor at the annual World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest which takes place May 16-19 in Memphis, TN as part of the annual “Memphis in May” International Festival.  Thanks to Medallion and other sponsors, teams like “Smoked N Spiced” can do what they love … Read More
Diesel Prices on the Rise, Highest Since 2014
On-highway diesel fuel prices have hit the highest level since November 2014, with the average price of a gallon of diesel fuel in the U.S. at $3.17 the week of May 7, 2018.  Not only is the average cost per gallon the highest in four years, but diesel fuel has … Read More
CVSA RoadCheck to Focus on Hours of Service
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual RoadCheck event is set for June 5-7, 2018 where law enforcement and inspectors will conduct Standard Level I Inspections in North America (United States and Canada) with a specific focus on Hours of Service (HOS).  Each 37-step inspection will include a full examination of … Read More
Pre-Trip Inspection Tips for Truck Drivers
A truck driver’s pre-trip inspection is critical to various things, including roadway and driver safety.  That’s why all truck drivers (also known as commercial vehicle drivers) should perform some basic steps in a pre-trip, and post-trip, inspection to ensure several things. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provided a … Read More
CA: Weekly Short-Term Restrictions Allowed in Electronic Format
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Permits Branch issued a memorandum stating weekly short-term restrictions for annual permits can now be legally displayed on electronic devices by drivers as opposed to hard copy, printed versions.  Previously, Caltrans required these restrictions be printed each week as part of their legal California … Read More
Taking Care of Truck Tires Could Result in Big Savings
Inspecting and caring for tires is a task not all truck drivers are excited to do, let alone have time to do, but if drivers knew more about how tires worked and could implement quicker inspections, the long term savings in tire maintenance expenses can be big. A recent article … Read More
Drivers Without an ELD Will be Placed Out of Service up to 10 Hours
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) released a statement on Sunday, April 1 stating any driver operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) without a required and registered electronic logging device (ELD) or a grandfathered, automatic on-board recording device (AOBRD) will be placed out of service for 10 hours, and passenger-carrying … Read More
MI: Updated Spring Weight Restrictions
Effective noon on Tuesday, March 27 weight restrictions will be lifted from parts of Michigan, although frost restrictions are still in effect for the remainder of the state and will be enforced on all state trunkline highways north of the M-46 line. Weight restrictions will be lifted from the following: … Read More
Michigan Department of Transportation (DOT) released an update to weight restrictions effective Friday, March 23 at 6 a.m. The update says, weight restrictions will be lifted from the following:  Southern Michigan border north to and including M-43 in Van Buren County east to I-69/I-96 in Eaton County (on the West side … Read More