HOS Regs Suspended for Hurricane Barry Relief

The U.S. DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a regional emergency declaration that suspends hours of service regulations for relief loads and supplies to areas affected by Hurricane Barry. Size and weight regulations have been lifted for truck drivers hauling relief loads and supplies to areas including … Read More

Tropical Storm Barry to Affect Travel, Truck Stops

Tropical Storm Barry will bring rainfall and wind hazards to the central Gulf Coast for several days affecting truck travel and some truck stop operations in the Louisiana area. Due to the slow movement of the system, the area is expect to get hit with long duration heavy rainfall along … Read More

Brakes Out of Adjustment?

When truck drivers are placed out-of-service for a brake issue, there are some important facts to know in order to adequately repair to satisfy the OOS order. If you are not DOT qualified to adjust brakes, then you are not DOT qualified to adjust them.  If you don’t have a … Read More

Avoid lane restrictions

With a recent increase in lane restriction violations, it’s important that all truck drivers be aware of the law on their routes. Every state law is different, and some states do not allow for passing in the left lane, with most restricting the use of the left lane for trucks … Read More

Truck Stop Visits Set for Indiana Next Week

Company management, including our VP of Heavy Haul and Director of Agent Development, will be at two different Travel Centers of America (TA-Petro) in Indiana Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 10 hosting a meet-and-greet to show appreciation for all truck drivers. Vice President of Heavy Haul, Jesse Merrell and … Read More

Don't Neglect Slack Adjuster Inspection

The automatic slack adjuster (ASA) is an important part of keeping truck brakes operating at peak performance and up to regulatory standards and like other parts, inspection and lubrication are critical for optimal performance. Slack adjusters can often be viewed as the part that can be forgotten, and according to … Read More

2019 Brake Safety Week Dates Announced

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced Brake Safety Week will be held Sept. 15-21, which law enforcement will conduct roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMV) throughout North America in order to identify and remove critical brake violations from the nation’s roadways. Brake Safety Week 2019 will place a … Read More

IN Police Take No Mercy on Speeding Truckers

Indiana has a reputation for having no mercy on speeders, including truckers. According to a recent article in Transport Topics, over the past two years, more than 46,000 speeding violations were issued to truck drivers going too fast in Indiana. The citations were mostly issued on interstates and rural highways. … Read More

Pilot Flying J Adds Location in Kermit, TX

Pilot Flying J announced its newest Flying J open now in Kermit, TX. The addition of this location brings the travel center’s Texas network total to 72 locations and adds over 81 truck parking spaces to Pilot Flying J’s more than 73,000 parking spaces for the trucking industry.  The new location address is: … Read More

Michigan Police Targeting Unsafe Truckers

Michigan state law enforcement will target unsafe truckers along the I-94 corridor between Jackson and Detroit this month.  The two-week enforcement, June 3-7 and June 10-14 from 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. each day, will focus on unsafe truck driving behavior. The campaign, “Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks,” aims to reduce … Read More