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

HOS Regs Suspended for Hurricane Barry Relief

The U.S. DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a regional emergency declaration that suspends hours of service regulations for relief loads and supplies to areas affected by Hurricane Barry. Size and weight regulations have been lifted for truck drivers hauling relief loads and supplies to areas including … 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

Brakes Out of Adjustment?

When truck drivers are placed out-of-service for a brake issue, there are some important facts to know in order to adequately repair to satisfy the OOS order. If you are not DOT qualified to adjust brakes, then you are not DOT qualified to adjust them.  If you don’t have a … Read More

Avoid lane restrictions

With a recent increase in lane restriction violations, it’s important that all truck drivers be aware of the law on their routes. Every state law is different, and some states do not allow for passing in the left lane, with most restricting the use of the left lane for trucks … Read More