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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2017

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 10-16, 2017, is when America takes the time to honor all professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment in tackling one of our economy’s most demanding and important jobs. These 3.5 million professional men and women not only deliver our goods safely, securely and on time, they […]

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Truckers Against Trafficking

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery.  Traffickers use force, fraud and coercion to control their victims.  Any minor engaged in commercial sex is a victim of human trafficking.  Trafficking can occur in many locations, including truck stops, restaurants, rest areas, brothels, strip clubs, private homes, etc.  Truckers are the eyes and the ears of our nation’s […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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FMCSA Grace Period for Use of New Medical Report Forms and Certificates

The FMCSA 120-day grace period during which Medical Examiners were allowed to use either the current or the newly revised versions of the Medical Examination Report (MER) Form and Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC) was from December 22, 2015, until April 20, 2016. It’s official – only the new report forms and wallet cards can be used now!  Please […]

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FMCSA Lowers 2016 Random Drug Testing Rate to 25 Percent

The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration has announced it will lower the 2016 minimum random drug testing rate for commercial driver’s license holders to 25% from 50% annually. This significant announcement is the result, in large part, of ATA’s advocacy efforts.  ATA met with FMCSA on this issue early last year, helped gather relevant data, and […]

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URGENT THREAT OF­ INTERSTATE TOLLING EXPANSION

Please contact members of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and ask them to oppose expansion of tolling on the Interstate Highway System. The T&I Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Interstate Highway System in the House, is considering expanding interstate tolling in its upcoming Highway Reauthorization Bill, likely to be released later this week.  […]

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INDUSTRY SAFETY DAY COURTESY REST STOPS

For Immediate Release                           Contact: Tom Crawford   (573) 634-3388 Boonville, Joplin & Hayti, MO- The Missouri Trucking Association’s Council of Safety Supervisors has arranged to visit with the motoring public at three separate locations around the state on Friday September 4th. Rest Stop – I-70 Westbound, Boonville, MO Welcome Center – I-44 Eastbound, Joplin, MO Welcome […]

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Emergency Response Guidebook to be Released Spring 2016

Most shippers and transporters of hazardous materials associate the familiar small orange Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) with compliance with HazMat Regulations (49 CFR), using it to provide emergency response information for a hazmat shipment. That is not really why the ERG was created. The ERG was originally developed for use by first responders on site […]

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Senate Bill 456 Signed by Gov. Nixon Becomes Law August 28, 2015

During the Missouri 2015 Legislative Session Senate Bill 456 passed. On July 13, 2015 Governor Nixon signed the bill.         Sponsored by Senator Mike Kehoe (R-Jefferson City) and Rep. T.J. Berry (R-Kearney), this bill allows a dealer to sell a vehicle (for up to sixty days) without a title. Currently, motor vehicle dealers are authorized to […]

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