Michigan Spring Weight Restrictions Update

Effective 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, weight restrictions will be imposed and enforced on all state truck line highways within an area of Michigan described as follows. Highways north of a line on M-43 in the City of South Haven east to US-131 in Kalamazoo County then south to I-94 … Read More

Driving Tips for Wintry Conditions

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

Driving Tips for Wintry Conditions

Winter driving conditions are continuing in some states this weekend, and even if your travel route doesn’t include any which are, it’s important to keep some tips in mind when driving in wintry conditions. Some parts of Oregon & Wyoming are experiencing bad weather  including black ice on roadways through … Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Roadcheck 2020

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) announced this year’s International Roadcheck will take place May 5-7 instead of in June as in past years, with a special emphasis on the driver requirements category of a roadside inspection. The International Roadcheck is a high-volume, high-visibility three-day enforcement initiative that highlights the … Read More

AR Single Trip Permits Valid 5 Days

Trip permits in the state of Arkansas are now valid for 5 days instead of 3 for most loads. The state announced on the home page of its online permit system that effective January 8, 2020 single trip permits will be for the duration of 5 days. There are exceptions … Read More

Six Tips to Help Smooth ELD Roadside Inspections

We put together some tips relating specifically to ELD devices during a roadside inspection. Identify the device as an ELD. At a roadside stop, the first question will likely be, “do you have an ELD?” Make sure drivers know the name of the ELD provider and can point to the … Read More

PA Turnpike to Implement a New Permit System

The PA Turnpike Commission will implement a new Special Hauling Permit System for Overweight/Over-dimensional vehicles at Cashless Tolling Locations. The special hauling permit office released the following letter: On Dec. 18, 2019, the PA Turnpike Commission approved a new permit fee structure at cashless t olling points only across our … Read More

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 FAQs

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