9.23.20 Medical exam and certification expirations extended

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently published another extension of the medical examination and certification requirements due to the on-going effects of COVID-19. The documents of drivers whose medical examinations originally expired on Mar. 1,...

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9.18.20 CCD Wildfire Service Update

CCD Wildfire Service Update (Correction) This email has been updated with additional links in the Over-Dimension Permits information section. As Oregon continues to deal with wildfires, Commerce and Compliance Division (CCD) would like to remind motor carriers of the...

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9.14.20 FMCSA Update

Extension of the Modified Expanded Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 Under 49 CFR § 390.25 Extension of the Modified Expanded Emergency Declaration 2020-002 final.docx Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration          September 11, 2020 EXTENSION OF THE MODIFIED...

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9.8.20 Free for Drivers All September

Pilot Company thanks all professional drivers for their tireless work to supply goods across North America. To show appreciation, Pilot is turning National Driver Appreciation Week, Sept. 13 – 19, into a month-long celebration with free drinks and deals exclusively...

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9.3.20 ATA: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Message from ATA: We’ll have some t-shirts and challenge coins to share with you to hand out to some of your drivers – please let me know if you are interested and we will send them your way. We have the NTDAW tool kit up on our site – with two draft op-eds; two draft...

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9.1.2020 International Roadcheck is Next Week

  This Year’s Previously Postponed International Roadcheck is Now Scheduled for Sept. 9-11 Greenbelt, Maryland (Aug. 10, 2020) – In March 2020, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced the postponement of International Roadcheck due to the...

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8.24.20 Regional Emergency Declaration

August 24, 2020 REGIONAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION UNDER 49 CFR § 390.23 No. 2020-004 ALABAMA, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI AND TEXAS In accordance with 49 CFR § 390.23, the Regional Field Administrators for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Southern and...

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Brake Safety Week

It's Brake Safety Week Greenbelt, Maryland (Aug. 23, 2020) – Today is the start of Brake Safety Week, which is Aug. 23-29. Throughout the week, law enforcement personnel will conduct roadside safety inspections to identify commercial motor vehicles with brake...

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4.28.20 MoDOT Extends Permit to Allow Trucks to Haul

April 28, 2020 – For immediate release MoDOT Extends Permit to Allow Trucks to Haul Heavier Weights on Interstates, Highways Effort Will Further Aid State’s COVID-19 Emergency Response JEFFERSON CITY – To continue to ensure the critical flow of goods to aid the...

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4.10.20 – My Ozarks Online Interview with Tom Crawford

Traffic volumes down 40 percent, but Big Rigs keep rolling semi-trucks on highway Despite the fact that traffic volumes across the country are down approximately 40%, many vehicles are still traveling the state’s roadways. Trucks continue to carry much needed...

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4.10.20 – Truckers adjusting to road life in pandemic

Truck drivers are facing a myriad of challenges amid the pandemic, but feel a deep commitment to the men and women they serve, said Tom Crawford, president of the Missouri Trucking Association. The coronavirus has changed life around the world, but for those who...

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4.5.20 FHWA Issues Food Truck Permits in Rest Areas

Federal Highway Administration Issues Notice Allowing for States to Permit the use of Food Trucks in Rest Areas to Serve Commercial Truck Drivers Federal Highway Administration Issues Notice Allowing for States to Permit the use of Food Trucks in Rest Areas to Serve...

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4.3.20 Paycheck Protection Program

Paycheck Protection Program Goes Live Today The newly enacted Paycheck Protection Program (Small Business Loan Program) will officially go live today (click here to read the Interim Final Rule). The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct...

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4.1.20 EPA List of Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2

List N includes products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. When purchasing a product, check if its EPA registration number is included on this list. If it is, you have a match and the product...

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3.31.20 NATSO List of State And Local Ordinances And Orders

States continue to issue statewide "stay at home," "shelter in place," or other lockdown-type orders. At the current time, all of these pertinent state orders permit truckstops, travel centers, and convenience stores to remain open and operational. NATSO fully expects...

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3.30.20 Updated – FMCSA FAQ’s

Commercial Learners Permit Waiver FMCSA issued a three month waiver in response to the COVID-19 Emergency - for States and Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) holders operating commercial motor vehicles.   The waiver allows a commercial learner permit driver to operate a...

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3.30.20 Weight Limits By State

Jurisdiction Gross Weight Limit (LBS) Axle Weight Limits (LBS) Dimensions Highways* Notes Alabama 90,000 (5 or 6 axle only) Not specified None All Alaska None None Arizona None None Arkansas None None California None None Colorado 84,999 Not specified None All...

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3.29.20 COVID-19: Background & Collective Resources

The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America For background and the most up-to-date information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 website: HERE U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Twitter (here)...

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3.24.20 Commonly Asked Questions

Q: Do truck drivers need to carry a letter stating they are exempt from shutdowns? A: No. A letter is not required however many companies are doing this to ease their driver’s concerns about receiving citations from law enforcement. Police will not be stopping people,...

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3.24.20 MoTA Staff & Hours

Our staff will be working remotely and rotating office hour coverage until AT LEAST April 6th. We will be limiting office walk ins to USPS, UPS and FedEx pick ups and deliveries. If members are needing to come in and pick up an order, place an order or meet with any...

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3.23.20 FMCSA – Expanded Emergency Declaration

Expanded Emergency Declaration Under 49 CFR § 390.23 No. 2020-002 (Relating to COVID-19) Saturday, March 21, 2020 EXPANDED EMERGENCY DECLARATION UNDER 49 CFR § 390.23 No. 2020-002.pdf Frequently Asked Questions Related to the FMCSA Emergency Declaration 03/19/2020:...

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Spotted Lanternfly Permit Requirements and Guidance

Spotted Lanternfly Permit Requirements and Guidance

Don’t Let This Bug Stop Your Business! Spotted Lanternfly Permit Requirements and Guidance On May 26, 2018, a new Spotted Lanternfly Order of Quarantine and Treatment was published in the PA Bulletin. The quarantine is in place to stop the movement of Spotted...

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EXTENSION OF REGIONAL DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY

EXTENSION OF REGIONAL DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY

On December 30, 2017, as a result of the effects of severe winter weather, including Winter Storms Frankie and Grayson, FMCSA issued a Regional Declaration of Emergency for the Affected States and jurisdictions. The Emergency Declaration was extended on January 10,...

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Input Requested on Tax Reform

American Trucking Associations was heavily involved in the effort to enact tax reform. We know reduced tax rates will have a positive impact on ATA members as well as the broader economy. Accordingly, we are sending out this short 8-question survey to membership so...

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