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

I-70 in Missouri to Close in Both Directions

MoDOT (Missouri Department of Transportation) will completely close Interstate 70 in both directions between I-435 and I-470/Route 291 (Mile Markers 7-15) beginning Friday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. until approximately 5 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, according to a MoDOT news release. While the interstate is closed, the ramps from … 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

Be Prepared: Brakes Among Top Violations

Truck drivers, have you asked yourself lately if your brakes are ready for the day? Some may answer no and there may be some uncertainty with that question, especially with some recent data released by the CVSA about the number of vehicles removed from the road for brake-related violations. But … Read More

More Regs Violation Fees

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced this week it has increased fines across the board for violations of federal trucking regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is required by Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 to adjust fine amounts each year based on inflation. … 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 Ohio Wednesday, August 7 and Thursday, August 8 hosting a meet-and-greet to show appreciation for all truck drivers. Vice President of Heavy Haul, Jesse Merrell and … Read More