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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Championships 2018

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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Emergency Declaration – 17-02 Frigid Temperatures

Effective December 29, 2017 through January 2, 2018 In response to frigid temperatures and the continued demand for fuel delivery, the Missouri Department of Public Safety has issued an emergency declaration to waive certain federal regulations under the authority of...

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E-Logs

J J Keller  partner of Missouri Trucking Association.

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Truckers Against Trafficking

  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...

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2017

Order Your Supplies By September 1st! They toil under stressful, often harsh conditions, and they deserve a genuine, tangible display of appreciation. There’s no better way to say “Thank You” than by hosting a great appreciation event. Here are the perfect items...

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EMERGENCY DECLARATION 17-01

Effective May 4, 2017 to June 3, 2017 In response to severe spring storms causing massive flooding, the Missouri Department of Public Safety has issued an emergency declaration to waive certain federal regulations under the authority of 49 CFR 390.23, for carriers who...

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TRUCKERS AGAINST TRAFFICKING

Thanks to Scott Marion, Motor Carrier Services Director Missouri Department of Transportation, for speaking to our Council of Safety Supervisors about Truckers Against Trafficking.  To those who were unable to attend, the presentation is available by clicking on the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Linda Burruss Obituary

It is with great sorrow that we report the passing last night of Linda Burruss, wife of former MMCA President/CEO George Burruss.  The obituary and arrangements are included with this announcement. In my brief conversation with George this morning he mentioned the...

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Proposed Changes to MoTA By-Laws

During the 2015 MoTA annual membership meeting, proposed changes to the Missouri Trucking Association By-Laws will be brought before the membership. Please plan to attend the meeting October 8th at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson. The membership meeting will start...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Frank G. Campbell Award for Outstanding Service

 Nominations Due - September 14, 2015 Each year we are given the opportunity to honor a distinguished industry leader by nominating that individual for the Frank G. Campbell Award for Outstanding Service.  This is a Motor Carrier Award given to a Motor Carrier by...

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NEW ATA Freight Forecast to 2026 AVAILABLE

  A new report just released by American Trucking Associations projects freight volumes will increase by nearly 29% over the next 11 years. “The outlook for all modes of freight transportation remains bright,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello in releasing U.S....

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NATIONAL TRUCK DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK

  OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE! National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is quickly approaching and we are all gearing up to show support for the men and women who deliver the goods each day. ATA has launched the Official Merchandise website where you can browse...

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ATA American Trucking Trends 2015 Now Available

“Last year, we saw freight volumes grow significantly,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “Increases in freight, combined with continued tight capacity helped drive revenues and coupled with lower fuel prices, we saw motor carriers go on a buying spree for new...

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UPDATE: IL 19 / Irving Park Road Weekend Road Closures

Next phase of Bensenville CREATE Rail Flyover Project Begins CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that temporary weekend road closures will occur along Illinois 19 (Irving Park Road) between York Road and South Access Road, weather...

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Training for Screening Test Technicians

Over 10 years ago, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) authorized the use of saliva testing to comply with the Alcohol Testing Regulations.  FMCSA and the Department of Health and Human Services only authorized devices that were listed n a...

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Training for DOT Collectors

In 2001, the Department of Transportation issued a rule requiring that personnel collecting urine specimens for DOT drug testing meet the training requirement sin 49 CFR 40.33. Each collector must receive qualification training that includes steps to complete a...

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Zoo Interchange Ramp Closures

As a part of the Zoo Interchange project, the I-94 West to I-894/US 45 South system ramp and the I-894/US 45 North to I-94 West system ramp will close on Monday, March 9.  To facilitate the construction of the new interchange, the westbound to southbound system ramp...

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Jane Byrne Interchange – Illinois DOT

Construction Alert - click here for information regarding the next phase of construction of the Jane Byrne Interchange! Drive Safe and Embrace the Orange.  Check out the ramp closures, traffic changes, detours and lane reduction information posted on the project...

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OBITUARY FOR ROSS NICHOLS

Ross Nichols, 41, of Columbia, passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He battled brain cancer with grace, dignity and bravery for over three years. Ross was born on March 20, 1973, in Jefferson City a son of Deborah...

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