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  • 06/02/2020 3:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Motion Picture Compliance Solutions (MPCS), a third-party administrator for truck drivers who work for major movie studios and independent production houses, has secured a five-year exemption from conducting full pre-employment queries of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse for its drivers.

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  • 06/02/2020 3:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Long considered a major barometer for the health of the trucking industry, Canada’s Bank of Montreal (BMO) reported a rise in impaired loans in the transportation sector for the second quarter of 2020. About 90% of BMO’s business is done with U.S. companies.

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  • 05/24/2020 11:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In an effort to help spur an economic rebound, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on May 19 allowing federal agencies to cut or eliminate what Trump has labeled as unnecessary regulations. More than 600 regulations will be reviewed, including several related to the Department of Transportation (DOT).

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  • 05/15/2020 12:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a final rule updating hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.

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  • 05/02/2020 9:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Despite being praised as heroes for keeping products moving, truckers are protesting recent developments including declining spot rates, increased driving hours for those delivering groceries and other essentials, and the fact that truckers have not been eligible for stimulus funds recently appropriated by Congress.


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  • 04/24/2020 11:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    DMV delays registration requirements, allows online MER/MEC filling, waives late fees and extends permits and ID’s

    To submit MER/MEC forms through the DMV Virtual Office, CDL holders must visit DMV’s Virtual Office, complete the required fields, and upload approved MER/MEC forms completed by a licensed U.S. doctor of medicine (M.D.), doctor of osteopathy (D.O.), physician’s assistant (P.A.), doctor of chiropractic (D.C.) or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). A DMV employee will correspond with the CDL holder through email if more information/documents are required. The CDL holder will receive a confirmation email when the transaction is complete and their record has been updated to reflect the new MER/MEC.

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  • 04/24/2020 11:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Move over DMV tester, make room for technology, not to replace you, but to make your job easier and keep you safe during this current health crisis. With expanded guidance from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), skills-test examiners will not have to physically climb into the cab of a truck to measure a driver’s competence for attaining a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Rather, they can be replaced by in-cab cameras or cell phones as long as state agencies can prove that these remote examinations do not sacrifice safety.

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  • 04/13/2020 5:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Truck drivers will not be part of Utah’s recent travel advisory which requires adults who enter the state to complete an online form asking whether they have been exposed to the novel corona virus. 

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  • 04/13/2020 5:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Along with relaxed hours-of-service rules and postponement of license renewals, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is now issuing “reasonable flexibility” guidance related to drug and alcohol testing for drivers because of the current health emergency.

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  • 04/13/2020 5:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Although the stock market enjoyed its best week since 1974 with the S&P jumping 12.1%, mostly on news that the federal government will pump more than $2.2 trillion into the economy in the wake of the corona virus health emergency, some equity analysts predict the country is in for economic hard times. 

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