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EMERGENCY DECLARATION – Wildfire Relief - Wildfires in states west of Missouri are consuming large swaths of livestock pasture. As a result, livestock producers are in great need of animal feed. In order to streamline relief efforts, the Missouri Department of Transportation, at the request of Gov. Eric Greitens and in consultation with the Missouri Department of Agriculture, is waiving travel […]
Championships 2017 - Missouri Truck Driving Championships
ATRI Updates Online Idling Regulations Compendium - The American Transportation Research Institute continues to update and maintain a listing of state and local idling regulations on its website, www.atri-online.org. Two new idling regulations were added to the compendium in this latest update. The listing is provided in two forms, an online compendium which provides detailed information and Internet links to each of […]
SANITARY TRANSPORTATION SEMINAR - For Motor Carriers – Shippers – Brokers Click for seminar details… SANITARY TRANSPORTATION FOR HUMAN AND ANIMAL FOOD SEMINAR
MoTA FAX Malfunction - MoTA has experienced recent intermittent FAX difficulties.  With the upcoming Convention, it has been an extremely inconvenient time for malfunctions of this kind! All convention registrations and sponsorships do have a confirmation or invoice forwarded to the email noted on the form.  If you have not received a response by email from darla@motrucking.org, you will […]
2016 Top Industry Issues – Survey - The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has asked that we distribute the attached survey to our members in an attempt to identify the critical issues confronting our industry and to develop strategies for addressing these issues now and in the future.      Missouri Trucking Association will also receive a benefit of your responses if enough […]
Interpretation and Enforcement Changes for Fuel Carrier Industry – UPDATE - The Missouri Highway Patrol Vehicle Enforcement Division has decided to hold off from enforcing the recent interpretation from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) changes how you placard a full load of diesel fuel, NA1993. In a recent response/interpretation from PHMSA they have alerted the industry of how 49 CFR 172.336 is being enforced.  […]
SAFETY RECALL ISSUED BY VOLVO TRUCKS - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an important safety bulletin based on a safety recall initiated by Volvo Trucks affecting nearly 20,000 Class 8 motor vehicles, with more than 17,000 affected vehicles in the United States. This is a critical safety defect that could severely affect the safe operation of these vehicles due to […]
Missouri Truck Driving Championships 2016 - The 2016 Missouri State Truck Driving Championships is right around the corner.  This year’s event will be held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Oasis Convention Center  in Springfield on June 3rd and 4th. The Course Competition will be held on the Prime, Inc. Training Lot nearby. All participating drivers must be from member companies […]
FHWA Releases Compendium of Size and Weight Regulations - The Federal Highway Administration has released its Compilation of Existing State Truck Size and Weight Limit Laws. This publication was requested by Congress in 2012 in the MAP-21 highway bill. It is a compendium of state size and weight regulations, in effect on October 1, 2012, that allow vehicles operating on the National Highway System […]