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

More States Issue Hurricane Dorian Emergency Declarations

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

Upcoming Changes for Size and Weight Permits in Texas

The 86th Texas Legislature passed new laws that impact the movement of oversize/overweight vehicles and loads. These changes are effective Sept. 1, 2019. Company Name on Permit: The company/individual’s name listed on an oversize/overweight permit must match the name of the company/individual operating the permitted vehicle. It will be a … 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

Are your brakes ready for the day?

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

U.S. DOT Increases Fines for Violations

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