Despite Bridgestone, Michelin and Goodyear having elected to idle their plants in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, that does not impact TA/Petro’s ability to service customers, according to a company statement and inventory update. TA/Petro says they have plenty of tire inventory on hand and are able to … Read More

CVSA Says Don't Manually Adjust Auto Slack Adjusters

The 2020 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, scheduled for May 5 – 7, will no longer take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CVSA sets inspection and enforcement initiatives, such as International Roadcheck, which is scheduled for May 5-7. However, with public health and safety as its top concern, CVSA … Read More

FAQs Related to the FMCSA Emergency Declaration

Are loads that include supplies related to direct assistance under the emergency declaration mixed with other, un-related materials covered under the declaration? Generally, yes, however, mixed loads with only a nominal quantity of qualifying emergency relief added to obtain the benefits of this emergency declaration are not covered. Is a … Read More

TA Petro Updates During COVID-19 Outbreak

Travel Centers of America (TA Petro) is working with its partners like Medallion Transport & Logistics to keep drivers informed on its protocols during the COVID-19 outbreak. According to a company news release, they are  following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization updates, guidelines and … Read More

Oversize Permit Issuance During COVID-19

Updated 4/1/20, 10:00 a.m. Government agencies, including US state and Canadian province permit offices, have some changes to their day-to-day operations and permit issuance plans during the COVID-19 outbreak. Agencies are staying in direct contact with transportation companies, permit agencies and organizations such as the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association … Read More

FMCSA Waives HOS Nationwide

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a 50-state waiver to the Hours of Service Rule for commercial vehicle drivers transporting goods related to the COVID-19 outbreak. This declaration is the first time the FMCSA has issued nationwide relief and follows President Trump’s issuing of a national emergency declaration … Read More

The Oregon Department of Transportation (DOT) released a trucking advisory for ramp closures I-84 EB & WB Exit 137 on- and off-ramp. Beginning Friday, April 3, the I-84 Exit 137 off-ramp to OR19 & I-84 WB on-ramp from OR19 will be closed Friday through Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to … Read More

Take Precautions Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

While we all can’t stop living our every day lives of trucking, which means time spent on the road at truck stops and ports, we can take extra precaution to protect ourselves from Coronavirus. Both ports and truck stops are full of busy people who carry germs and contagious illnesses … Read More