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, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24 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
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
What Owner-Ops Need to Know About the "Tax Cuts & Jobs Act"
In December 2017, Congress passed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” bill which resulted in several significant changes to U.S. tax code. As Medallion and its sister company owner-operators start filing their 2018 taxes, the important information below will help ease the process.  Longtime Medallion Transport Holdings partner, ATBS, created … Read More
Chain Laws in Effect for Several States
It’s already looking a lot like Winter in the West and Northwest. Several states including Colorado, Utah and Wyoming are now requiring chains to be carried with a few more states that suggest chains be carried through Spring of 2019.  Many states have laws that require commercial vehicle drivers to … Read More
Medallion Transport to Host Safety Meetings in July & August
Medallion Transport & Logistics’ Safety Department, along with other company officials, will be hosting two safety meetings in July and August to help drivers prepare for the upcoming Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Brake Safety Week in September and to give drivers some overall safety tips in regards to other safety … Read More
NSC Fourth of July Motor Vehicle Crash Predictions & Tips
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), U.S. road deaths during the Fourth of July holiday are expected to be higher than 160. As many head out of town across the U.S., the council warns all to drive safe and beware of impaired drivers from alcohol consumption, and offered tips … Read More