Record Cold in Eastern States, Heavy Rain in Southeast

Drivers, please be extremely careful and cautious as record cold continues in the Eastern U.S. and heavy rain hits the Southeast. According to the National Weather Service, the Arctic airmass over the Eastern U.S. with record cold for early November will shift off the coast Thursday resulting in moderating temperatures … Read More

Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Approaching

Another federal mandate kicks in Jan. 6, 2020; The Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse. All drivers who hold either a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) need to register by the deadline before they can respond to employer consent requests or access their driver record in the … Read More

Truck Stop Visits Planned for TX & IN

Company management, including our Director of Agent Development, VP of Heavy Haul and Business Developer, will be at two different Travel Centers of America (TA-Petro) in Texas and Indiana this month hosting a meet-and-greet to show appreciation for all truck drivers. VP of Heavy Haul, Jesse Merrell and Director of … Read More

Chain Laws by State

Winter is right around the corner, which means higher elevation areas are already getting snow. So it’s an important time for truck drivers to familiarize themselves with the chain laws in the states they normally run. ATBS helped put together the information and chain laws by state below. Alabama The … Read More

Width Restriction on I-84 in Oregon

Starting Monday, September 30 2019, a section of I-84 eastbound will be restricted to 8-6 wide through Thursday, October 3, 2019 for maintenance work. The exact closure is on I-84 EB MP 35 to MP 47 (Cascade Locks) Each day during that period, the restriction will be in place from … Read More

Be Prepared: Brakes Among Top Violations

So many trucks are placed out of service during annual blitzes and inspections. According to a recent article in the Commercial Carrier Journal and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, of 67,072 inspections during the 72-hour International Roadcheck inspection blitz in June, more than 12,000 trucks were placed out of service … Read More

FL Issues Emergency Declaration Ahead of Dorian

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis  issued an emergency declaration ahead of Hurricane Dorian last week, temporarily suspending hours of service regulations for truck drivers providing direct assistance in the aftermath of the storm. The declaration is effective through Oct. 28 unless it is extended or canceled. Based on the forecasted track … Read More

FL Issues Emergency Declaration Ahead of Dorian

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis  issued an emergency declaration ahead of Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday, Aug. 28, temporarily suspending hours of service regulations for truck drivers providing direct assistance in the aftermath of the storm. The powerful storm will strengthen over the coming days and has the potential to become a … Read More

ELD Final Compliance is Almost Here, Be Ready

Although the ELD mandate went into effect in December 2017, fleets still using automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) to track hours-of-service (HOS) were able to delay implementing ELDs until the December 16, 2019 final deadline. With just over three months to go, it’s important to start the transition process early … Read More

Indiana Delays on Oversize/Overweight Permits

The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) is advising all to expect delays on oversize/overweight permits. They stated that although most OS/OW permits are issued in three business days, permits with more complex routes that require INDOT district approval will take additional time to process. They are citing the Summer peak … Read More