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Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Enrollment Opens

FMCSA News Statement: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/newsroom/fmcsa-opens-registration-commercial-driver%E2%80%99s-license-drug-and-alcohol-clearinghouse Clearinghouse Website: https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/Register   REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT (10/3/19) There is currently much confusion surrounding the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse regulation and how it will impact motor carriers and their employees.  The issue is unfolding and information is changing regularly.  This article is intended to clear up what is known […]

Start of 2020 UCR Registration Delayed

The start of the 2020 UCR registration period is delayed until further notice while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) completes its rulemaking process. Once the final rulemaking is published, the registration period will be opened. The UCR Board of Directors will recommend that states delay enforcement for approximately three (3) months from that […]

MMTA MEMBERS ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT COMMENTS ON HOS PROPOSALS

As most MMTA members already know, the U.S. Department of Transportation has unveiled its proposed changes to federal Hours of Service. The rule, released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in August, proposes several changes but maintains the regulation’s core principles. Federal rulemaking procedures are a long and in-depth process, and the MMTA will […]

ATA Tells Congress to Put Brakes on Spread of Tolls

YRCW Executive Testifies About Harm Tolling Does to Trucking Arlington, Virginia — Today, the American Trucking Associations told a House subcommittee that the use of tolls to finance infrastructure construction and maintenance was inefficient, unsafe and damaging to the trucking industry. “While the trucking industry is willing to pay its fair share for infrastructure improvement, we […]

The Importance of Tire Safety – Guest Column

Big Wheels Keep on Turnin’…. By Jim McCurdy, CEO/Founder – Maine Commercial Tire And they “roll-on” whether attached to a truck or not.  While travelling along our highways watching opposing traffic, we don’t give much thought to dodging a flying wheel assembly. But a recent and heart wrenching tragedy brings wheel-end safety into sharp focus […]

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Publishes Hours of Service Proposal to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for Commercial Drivers

FMCSA Press Release August 14, 2019 Contact: FMCSA Public Affairs Tel.: (202) 366-9999 Email: FMCSA.PublicAffairs@dot.gov    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations […]