CVSA’s 2016 Roadcheck Results

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Commercial motor vehicle inspectors throughout North America conducted driver and vehicle safety inspections on large trucks and buses during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 29th annual International Roadcheck, June 7-9, 2016. International Roadcheck is a three-day event when CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle… Read more »

Zombies And Trucking And a Video Game? Oh, My!

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Fleet management systems company Omnitracs unveiled a Halloween-timely PR effort in the form of an online game called Zombie Dispatch. And while it’s meant to be for fun, there are serious undertones. Sure, a zombie apocalypse is the stuff of popular fiction. But real emergencies such as the extensive flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew can… Read more »

FMSCA Eases Requirments On Military Personnel Looking To Obtain A CDL

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces a final rule (Docket No. FMCSA-2016-0051) on Oct. 12 that simplifies the process of obtaining a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) or Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) for current and former military personnel. Military members who drove commercial vehicles (CMV) in the service will now have a full year… Read more »

Operation Safe Driver Week Oct 16-22

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver week will begin this Sunday on October 16 and run through Saturday, October 22. Law enforcement agencies throughout North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at combating unsafe driving behaviors by commercial and passenger vehicles. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s… Read more »

Davis Transport Now Offers A Discount Program

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Davis has teamed with Abenity to provide our office staff, company drivers and owner operators with an elite collection of local and national discounts from thousands of hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, retailers, florists, car dealers, theme parks, national attractions, concerts, and events – all powered online by Abenity. Vendors include Costco, Sprint, Firestone, DirecTV, T-Mobile,… Read more »

Can’t Find Parking? There Is An App For That

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A new resource was made available Monday for truck drivers looking for available truck parking with the launch of the Park My Truck mobile app.  Park My Truck, which was created with the support of the National Association of Truck Stop Operators and its foundation (NATSO), the American Trucking Association (ATA) and the American Transportation… Read more »

Driver Fatigue: Tips On How To Prevent It

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Trucking often demands little opportunity for rest due to long irregular work hours, early start times and night shifts, often sacrificing good, quality sleep causing driver fatigue. Fatigue is the result of physical or mental exertion that impairs performance. As stated in 49 CFR 392.3, “No driver shall operate a commercial motor vehicle, and a… Read more »

Girl Scouts Introduce A Transportation Badge

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Young women have long been able to earn Girl Scout badges in areas ranging from crafts and the outdoors to digital arts, healthy living, and financial literacy. Now, those offerings have been expanded to include a program aimed at educating scouts about job opportunities in the trucking industry. Ellen Voie, president and CEO of Women… Read more »

Wildlife Crossing: Tips To Avoid Animal-Vehicle Collisions

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Any good trucker knows that sharing the road is important. This is especially true on the highway, where every vehicle deserves its space. But that awareness doesn’t just extend to fellow drivers – there are other occasional highway travelers that truck drivers should be on the lookout for: animals. Fall is here, signifying the beginning… Read more »

With Speed Limiter Proposed, Drivers Respond

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A proposed rule to mandate the use of speed limiting devices on heavy-duty trucks was published in the Federal Register on Sept. 7, 2016, officially opening the 60-day comment period on the rule. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released the proposed rule Aug. 26, which would require trucks weighing more than 26,000 lbs. to… Read more »