FMCSA extends emergency declaration for flooding in Plains, Midwest

The Midwest and Plains have been the epicenter for extreme weather since January with record cold, snow, flooding and the lowest atmospheric pressure.  And amid Winter Storm Wesley, the bad weather news continues as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extends emergency declaration for flooding in the Plains and … Read More

Closures in Several Midwestern States Due to Blizzard

Winter Storm Wesley has created some hazardous road conditions and closures in several midwestern states. Due to blizzard conditions, the following states have reported closures.  Colorado  I76 is a mess in Colorado as well as 70 from Denver to almost the Kansas line. Nebraska  Interstate 80 is now CLOSED between … Read More

Proper Use of Personal Conveyance

Personal conveyance is the movement of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for personal use while off-duty. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a driver may record time operating a CMV for personal conveyance as off-duty only when the driver is relieved from work and all responsibility for performing … Read More

Management Meet-and-Greet in Richmond, VA

Company management, including our VP of Heavy Haul and Director of Agent Development, will be at the Travel Centers of America in Richmond, VA Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8 hosting a meet-and-greet event to show appreciation for all truck drivers. Vice President of Heavy Haul, Jesse Merrell and Director … Read More

CVSA New Out-of-Service Criteria

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) new 2019 North American standard out-of-service criteria is now in effect. As of Monday, April 1 the the 2019 out-of-service criteria replaces and supersedes all previous versions.  The North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is the pass-fail criteria for roadside safety inspections and its purpose … Read More

2019 International Road Check

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced the dates for this year’s annual International Roadcheck inspection blitz as well as the violation emphasis – steering components and suspension systems defects and issues.  The 2019 blitz will take place from Tuesday, June 4 to Thursday, June 6 throughout the United … Read More

CBD Oils: Beware of DOT Testing Violation

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is growing in popularity as people continue to use it as a natural alternative to pain medication. However, some industry experts are warning commercial truck drivers that use CBD oil to treat aches and pains. Even if derived from hemp, a variation of Cannabis Sativa with a … Read More

MO Gov. Parson Declares State of Emergency in Response to Flooding

Governor Mike Parson declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to worsening conditions along the Missouri and Mississippi River systems as a result of release from upstream reservoirs, snow melt and excessive rainfall. Governor Parson also activated the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan, which allows state agencies to … Read More

Parts of I-29 & Loves Affected by MO Flooding

MoDOT has confirmed some areas of I-29 remain closed near the Missouri/Iowa border due to flooding, and Love’s has closed one location in Iowa. Nebraska is also still affected by flooding with I-680 still being affected.  Specific closure details in Missouri include: I-29 in Andrew County from US-59 S to … Read More

High Winds Making Travel in MO, Surrounding States Challenging

The National Weather Services offices of Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis, Mo., and of Paducah, Ky., advise that strong winds are expected Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14 throughout Missouri. Winds, mostly from the south, could make traveling east-west corridors difficult for high-profile vehicles, especially those traveling empty … Read More