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COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for July 15

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of July 15, 2020: FMCSA Extends COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Scopelitis Transportation Consulting FMCSA extended its COVID-19 Emergency Declaration exempting from 49 CFR Parts 300-399 motor carriers providing direct assistance in support of relief efforts. It is a clean extension of the Declaration currently …

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COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for July 7

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of July 7, 2020: FMCSA to provide ‘flexibility’ for random drug testing FreightWaves Carriers struggling with their random drug and alcohol testing obligations because of the coronavirus pandemic can expect enforcement leniency from federal regulators. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced …

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COVID-19 and Trucking

COVID-19 and Trucking: Industry News for July 6

Selected COVID-19 and trucking industry news that may impact your business. As of July 6, 2020: Canadian Border Officials Collecting Truckers’ Personal Information HDT Truckinginfo Commercial drivers crossing the border into Canada at some border checkpoints are being asked by Canadian officials to divulge personal email addresses and cell phone numbers. The requests for personal …

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FMCSA Crash Preventability Program Report

Report: FMCSA’s New Crash Preventability Program

We’re pleased to announce that a new report on the FMCSA’s New Crash Preventability Program from Scopelitis Transportation Consulting is now available. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the creation of a Crash Preventability Demonstration Program (i.e., a pilot program) in 2017, as part of its larger Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) oversight program. …

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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

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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