Inspection Tips Ahead of the CVSA Blitz

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck blitz is almost here.  Next week, truck inspectors will conduct Level 1 inspections on anyone they pull over during the 72-hour blitz that takes place Tuesday, June 4 to Thursday, June 6 throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. This year’s violation … Read More

I-29 Closed in Missouri Due to Flash Flooding

Due to flash flooding, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced a full closure of I-29 is in place until further notice.  The closure is at the Iowa border and Exit 56 (US 71 & 59) at St. Joseph. The duration of this flood event is unknown, but will last … Read More

Pilot Flying J Opens New Location in AZ

Last week, Pilot Flying J opened their newest Pilot Travel Center in Desert Springs, Arizona, Pilot store no. 1185. The addition of this location brings the Arizona network of Pilot Flying J locations to 18 total and adds over 66 truck parking spaces to Pilot Flying J’s more than 73,000 parking spaces for the … Read More

MoDOT Office Closed Due to Weather

MoDOT Motor Carrier Services’ office CLOSED at 3 pm, Thursday, May 23 and will remain closed Friday, May 24, due to emergency conditions in Jefferson City in accord with an order by Governor Mike Parson. At this time, the state office plans to resume normal business at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, … Read More

National Tire Safety Week is Here

National Tire Safety Week, May 20-27, 2019 is an annual industry-led initiative, organized by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), with the goal of helping consumers learn simple yet essential steps for proper tire care and maintenance.  U.S. tire manufacturers recommend drivers check their tire pressure monthly, regularly check their … Read More

Medallion Transport Rewards Drivers Prepared for International Roadcheck

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual International Roadcheck inspection blitz is only a few weeks away. The 72-hour inspection blitz will focus on steering components and suspension systems defects and issues. Taking place Tuesday, June 4 through Thursday, June 6 throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada, truck drivers … Read More

Update on westbound I-255 closure at the Jefferson Barracks bridge in St. Louis

Drivers who use the westbound I-255 Jefferson Barracks Bridge across the Mississippi River need to determine alternate routes through at least the end of the week, as the westbound interstate bridge will remain closed.  Currently, highly specialized inspection teams are looking at the bridge during daylight hours (about 6 a.m. … Read More

CVSA's Operation Safe Driver Week Focus on Speeding

Due to an increase in drivers’ actions contributing to traffic crashes, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week will have a special emphasis on dangerous driving behavior and speeding.  The week-long law enforcement blitz is set for July 14-20. Any speeding commercial motor vehicle driver can be … Read More

to commemorate Harry S Truman Day.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) released some updates on major bridges affected by repairs and flooding.  Among them, I-70 East bridge at Rocheport is reduced to one lane,  US 54 Champ Clark Bridge at Louisiana, Mo. remains closed and I-29 Remains Closed North of St. Joseph. More Repair Info … Read More

The Six Levels of a DOT Inspection

As the International Roadcheck (June 4-6) and Operation Safe Driver Week (July 14-20) approach, it’s important for all truck drivers to be aware of the six different levels of a Department of Transportation (DOT) Inspection.  Level 1 – The North American Standard Inspection The level one DOT inspection is the … Read More