New Maryland “Move Over” Law Started October 1st

Effective October 1st, Maryland’s “Move Over” Law expanded to include service vehicles.  According to the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), the law now includes transportation, service and utility vehicles and waste and recycling trucks with yellow or amber flashing lights or signal devices.  These vehicles join the list of previously protected vehicles, which include emergency…

Delaware Receives Nearly $33 Million in Federal Funding for Infrastructure Projects

Good news for all!  The Federal Highway Administration’s annual redistribution has resulted in Delaware receiving an additional $32,995,605 in funding for infrastructure projects.  The funds were previously allocated, but not used by other states in that specific fiscal year.  According to DelDot, eligible projects are identified and it provides the ability for them to move…

Common Triggers of Roadside Inspections

Roadside inspections are a part of the trucking industry, but drivers can play a big role in determining the frequency with which they occur. Great West Casualty Company provides us with three factors that commonly trigger roadside inspections—the environment, meaning periods of increased inspections; the condition of the truck, both inside and out; and the…

FMCSA Delays Electronic Medical Certification Rule

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently delayed the compliance dates for part of its medical examiner’s certification integration rule until June 22, 2021. The rule will allow for the electronic transfer of medical examiners’ certificates between the FMCSA, state licensing agencies and the commercial driver’s license information system in an effort to streamline the driver…