Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Approaching

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

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

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

Tropical Storm Barry to Affect Travel, Truck Stops

Tropical Storm Barry will bring rainfall and wind hazards to the central Gulf Coast for several days affecting truck travel and some truck stop operations in the Louisiana area. Due to the slow movement of the system, the area is expect to get hit with long duration heavy rainfall along … Read More

Medallion Opens Driver's Lounge with Full Amenities

It’s official, the Medallion Transport driver’s lounge is now open and available for owner-operators and truck drivers to take advantage of. The lounge is located at the yard of Medallion’s affiliate heavy haul company, NHH Services  in Wallisville, TX just outside the Houston area. It offers the full amenities drivers … Read More