ELD Transition Guidance

The FMCSA published this chart and an accompanying “frequently asked questions” reference to facilitate compliance with the ELD final rule. The document also provides information regarding a 90-day temporary waiver from the ELD requirement for transporters of agricultural commodities, formal guidance specifically pertaining to the existing Hours-of-Service exemption for the agricultural industry, and guidance on…

DOT Drug & Alcohol Training

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation require people with a commercial driver's license to adhere to alcohol and drug testing rules. To find out if you are required to take the DOT Supervisor Training, follow this Training Guide from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

DMTA and MMTA 2018 Events

The Delaware Motor Transport Association and the Maryland Motor Truck Association released their schedule of events for 2018. See below for highlighted events and visit the DMTA website and the MMTA website for more details! DMTA Events February 15 – Dinner Meeting March 15 – Dinner Meeting April 19 – Dinner Meeting May 19 -…

Prevent Lane Change Crashes

A significant number of vehicle crashes involve changing of lanes. These simple tips and reminders will help to prevent lane change crashes. Recognize the Hazards Frequent lane changes Speeding Tailgating/Following too closely Distractions Windows and Mirrors not clean or free of obstructions Poor visibility Lack of fender mounted mirrors Traffic congestion Mirrors out of adjustment…

UCR Registration Delayed

The Maryland Motor Truck Association recently alerted its members that UCR registrations have been delayed. Even though Maryland is not a Unified Carrier Registration State, most of the surrounding states ARE, which would necessitate anyway driving through those states to register and pay the fees. However, the FMCSA has not finalized all the policy making…

Building Resilient Communities

The recent storms' devastating effects on Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands spotlights the importance of proper community planning, building codes and infrastructure. FEMA administrator Brock Long recently gave a prepared statement to the United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. “I cannot overstate the importance of focusing on investing in…

What to Do After a Data Breach

The Equifax data breach has garnered a lot of news, and rightly so as it affected millions of consumers. The US Federal Trade Commission has released an article on five things consumers should do after a data breach. There are steps to take to help protect your information from being misused. Visit Equifax’s website, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com.…