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COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for June 25

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of June 25, 2020: Three states issue new travel restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise CDL Life Government officials in three northeastern states have issued new travel restrictions in response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. On June 24, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, …

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FMCSA Questions Ask the Expert Webinar

[Webinar] FMCSA Questions? Ask the Regulatory Expert

Have FMCSA questions? You’re not alone. A number of recent regulatory changes are impacting the trucking industry. From rule changes around hours of service (HOS) in light of COVID-19 to issues around safety and compliance, there are a number of nuances to navigate in today’s landscape. To help the industry better understand these issues, FreightWaves …

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COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for June 23

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of June 23, 2020: May saw ‘significant’ improvement in U.S. trailer orders but number still 71% lower than 2019 The Trucker May net U.S. trailer orders of 3,107 units were a significant improvement from April, but net orders remain below May 2019’s level, …

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COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for June 15

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of June 15, 2020: UPDATE – FMCSA reissues the Waiver and Extends the Enforcement Policy Regarding Expiring Driver’s Licenses and Medical Examiner’s Certificates in response to COVID-19 National Emergency Scopelitis Transportation Consulting On Monday, June 15, 2020, FMCSA extended until September 30, 2020 …

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COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for June 10

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of June 10, 2020: FMCSA extends emergency hours-of-service waiver until July 14 Land Line The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its emergency declaration yet again. The declaration, which provides relief from hours-of-service regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, …

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Driver Safety Week Contest

Safe Driver Week Contest—Enter for Prizes!

Operation Safe Driver Week 2020 is coming up July 12-18, and CVSA has announced that it will be focusing on speed violations during that period. “During this week-long traffic enforcement safety initiative, law enforcement personnel throughout North America will be looking for drivers who are engaging in unsafe driving behaviors on our roadways. Identified drivers …

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FMCSA HOS Rule Changes

FMCSA Hours of Service Final Rule Summary & Notes

FMCSA Hours of Service Final Rule Conference Call Notes By Scopelitis Transportation Consulting On June 1, 2020, the “final rule” making changes to the Hours of Service of Drivers (HOS) rules in Part 395 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations was published in the Federal Register. Prior to that, at 1:00 EDT on May …

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COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for June 5

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of June 5, 2020: Truckload freight recovery picks up speed heading into June AJOT Spot truckload freight markets continued to gather momentum last week as load-to-truck ratios increased for dry van, refrigerated, and flatbed freight, said DAT Solutions, which operates the industry’s largest …

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COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for June 3

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of June 3, 2020: FMCSA Issues Additional Waiver in Response to COVID-19 Scopelitis Transportation Consulting On June 1, FMCSA issued an additional waiver in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency to avoid a shortage of available intermodal chassis. This latest waiver allows …

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COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for May 22

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of May 22, 2020: Carrier optimism soars as freight volume ticks upward and drivers come back to work CCJMore than 45% of fleets responding to a CCJ survey that measures the coronavirus’ impact on motor carriers said they expect to see an increase freight levels over the …

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