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CDL A Owner Operators – Davis Transport Inc

Freedom. Reliability. Ownership. Ask any flatbed trucker and those three traits are their primary focus when looking for flatbed owner operators. For more than 50 years, Davis Transport Inc., has been building relationships with their clients by putting safety and customer satisfaction first. Maintaining those standards takes quality flatbed owner operators who take pride in… Read more »

January Safety Snapshot – Distracted Driving

No Distracted Driving Sign, Red stop sign with words Distracted Driving and accident icon with stormy sky background

Of the more than 65,000 people killed in motor vehicle crashes over the past two years, one in ten crashes involved at least one distracted driver, according to police report data analyzed by Erie Insurance in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a nationwide census of fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes maintained by the National… Read more »

Trucking Makes Montana Holidays Possible


Written by: Barry Stang Dining room tables set for a family feast. Storefront displays brimming with gifts to exchange with loved ones. Communities and friends joining together for holiday traditions. Bright lights on downtown trees and wreaths on doors. These are just some of the images I think about when the holiday season is upon… Read more »

CVSA Releases 2016 Brake Safety Week Results


Commercial motor vehicle enforcement members of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conducted 18,385 CMV and brake system inspections during Brake Safety Week, Sept. 11-17, 2016. Inspectors reported 13.2% of inspections with out-of-service brake violations and 14.8% of inspections with non-brake related out-of-service violations, each inclusive of some with violations in both categories. During the week-long… Read more »

Safe Winter Driving Tips


Winter can be  a dangerous time to be on the roadway even for the most experienced drivers out there. Winter driving crash statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that slippery roads are no joke.  24% of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy, or… Read more »

Meals For 18 Wheels Is Gearing Up For The Holidays


With the holiday season at our doors, Meals for 18 wheels has been busy gearing up for the rush. Meals for 18 Wheels, an organization that serves hot meals to truck drivers in need, is preparing for its fourth holiday season.  Crystal Schoonmaker, who started Meals for 18 Wheels, said the organization served 395 home-cooked… Read more »

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Rule Leaves OMB


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) received its final rule for DOT Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse back from the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on October 31, 2016. The rule, “Commercial Drivers’ License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (MAP-21).” Has been under OMB’s review since May 20,2016. This rulemaking, according to the… Read more »

ELD Mandate Upheld


After hearing oral arguments September 13, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals voted unanimously yesterday, October 31, to uphold the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) final rule mandating electronic logging devices or ELDs in commercial trucks. The rule will now go into effect on December 18, 2017. The decision does not change the rule’s… Read more »

FMCSA Issues Safety Advisory For Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones.


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a safety advisory this week regarding the recently –recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smart phone and its lithium-ion batteries. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the lithium- ion battery in the Samsung Galaxy Note 7s can overheat and catch fire, posing a serious burn and… Read more »