Posts belonging to Category Department of Transportation

New HOS Rules – Not again?

When I started driving a truck, you drove for ten hours and you rested for eight hours. What was wrong with that? Of course, I was a local driver at the time, so maybe it wasn’t good for an OTR driver, I don’t know.
Then I decided to go OTR, and they decided to change the HOS rules. [...]

CSA 2010 – Are you ready Truck Driver?

As if we didn’t already have enough regulations working against Truck Drivers today. CSA 2010 is going to change the way company’s hire drivers. You, the driver are going to play a BIG part in this new program. You, won’t be able to just go down the road as a company driver without having to worry if YOUR truck [...]

Inspections Aimed at Unsafe Trucks

Surprise truck inspections conducted by the State Patrol are aimed at keeping us all safe on Nebraska roads.
The inspections took place at four locations on the south edge of the metro — at Highway 50 and Platteview Road, Highway 370 at Sapp Brothers, Highway ᐲ at 42nd Street and at 117th and Harrison Street. Patrolman Jeromey Radford was [...]

ATA Supports National Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Bill

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) supports the Safe Roads Act, S.1113, introduced this week by Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark. The bipartisan bill would create a U.S. Department of Transportation National Drug Clearinghouse database to store commercial motor vehicle operators’ positive drug and alcohol tests results and records of refusals to take the tests. “ATA is very pleased that [...]

Citations Issued For 70 Commercial Trucks

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — More than 70 trucks were issued citations Tuesday morning during the first two hours of an investigation into commercial truck violations, New Haven police said.
The Connecticut State Police Truck Squad and New Have Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit conducted the joint inspection beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Water and East [...]

ID Checklist: Border Changes Coming Soon

You have less than two weeks until Homeland Security changes the way it allows you to re-enter into the U.S. from Canada. Starting June 1, New York state residences will need either a state Enhanced Driver License (EDL) or a passport to come back into the United States.
Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul says the EDL [...]

UPDATED: Virginia Troopers Forcing Truckers To Violate HOS Reg’s

Frederick (SilverSurfer_TX) Schaffner and his brother JB, have been working on this vigorously for several months now. I must say, they are probably well known by the VDOT by now. SilverSurfer_TX as many know from Twitter, first broke this story a few months ago. It appears that Virginia State Troopers were/are going into the rest areas [...]

Ohio bill on uniform speeds, transportation budget

A conference committee made up of select members of the Ohio House and Senate reached a deal Monday, March 30, on a two-year, $9.6 billion transportation budget. For truckers, the most notable provision in the bill would do away with split speed limits on interstates.
The breakthrough in policy in Ohio was welcome news for officials with [...]

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